Joining the SAGMJ holds several benefits for journalists and industry professionals.
The SAGMJ offers different membership types:
*Both Full- and Affiliate Membership require that the member serves a probationary membership period.
To determine what level of membership you should apply for, please answer the questions below. The Table highlights the different membership options, the related application process, annual cost and membership benefits.
Do you create motoring content?
Is your primary source of income from creating motoring content?
|WHAT LEVEL OF MEMBERSHIP SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR?|
|MEMBERSHIP||ASSOCIATE||ASSOCIATE PROB.||AFFILIATE||AFFILIATE PROB.||FULL||FELLOW|
|Create automotive content as main source of income||x||x||x||n/a|
|Create income but it is not the main source of income||x||x||n/a|
|Create content as a hobby and derive no income from it||x||x||n/a|
|Employed in motoring associated activities but do not create content||x||x||x||x||n/a|
|WHAT DO I NEED TO COMPLETE?|
|Application Form||Associate Application Form||Affiliate Application Form||Upgrade of Status Form||Full Member Application Form||Upgrade of Status Form||n/a|
|Complete application form||n/a|
|Application must be proposed and seconded by a Full or Fellow member of the SAGMJ||n/a|
|Copies of recent published content||x||x||x||n/a|
|Copy of ID||n/a|
|Copy of Drivers Licence||n/a|
|Agree to abide by the SAGMJ Constitution|
|Agree to the SAGMJ Code of Good Practice|
|Agree to the SAGMJ Code for Acceptance of Road Test Vehicles||x|
|Take the SAGMJ Road Safety Pledge|
|Application reviewed by the SAGMJ Committee||n/a|
|Application ratified by the SAGMJ committee||n/a|
|Nominated by members and presented at AGM||x||x||x||x||x|
|A period of 6 months before applying for upgrade||x||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Voting rights at AGM||After 5 years||x||x|
|Bespoke Motor Accident Insurance||x||x|
|Discounted airport parking|
|SAGMJ Online Training programmes|
|Advanced Driver Training|
|Access to Members Only portion of SAGMJ website|
|Membership cards, which could assist in accreditation processes of some motoring events, and access to Motorsport South Africa (MSA) controlled motorsport events|
|Receipt of the Guild’s press releases and newsletters|
|Invitations to SAGMJ events|
|Consideration for financial aid from our SAGMJ Benevolent Fund|
|Membership Fee||R610 upon joining thereafter R540 per annum billed at the beginning of each year.||R610 upon joining thereafter R540 per annum billed at the beginning of each year.||R610 upon joining thereafter R540 per annum billed at the beginning of each year.||R610 upon joining thereafter R540 per annum billed at the beginning of each year.||R610 upon joining thereafter R540 per annum billed at the beginning of each year.||Do not pay membership fees.|