Membership

SAMVOINT Membership

Are you a former SADF/SANDF, SAP/SAPS or South African Prisons Service member?
Then why not join us and complete the registration form for membership in one of our global organisations? (there are no membership/registration fees or dues).

Membership is available globally.

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SAMVOA: Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific.
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SAMVOZA: South Africa, Europe, Middle East, Africa.
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SAMVOUSA: USA, Canada, Mexico, Central & South America, Caribbean, Atlantic Islands.

The following memberships are available:

Ordinary Membership:
In order to qualify as an Ordinary Member of SAMVOINT, prospective members need to produce their Force Number, as issued by the SADF/SANDF, SAP/SAPS, or the South African Prisons Service, and show evidence that they completed at least the Basic Training element of their National Service. These Veterans will be entitled to vote and to hold office, and their continued membership will be assured by their dedication to the ideals of SAMVOINT and their good standing as a member of their Club.

Heritage Membership:
In order to qualify as a Heritage Member of SAMVOINT, prospective members need to have had a parent or grandparent who served South Africa in a military capacity and who has since passed on. They will need to prove this relationship and connection, be 16 years or older and their application will be considered on the basis that they will be the sole representative of that person on SAMVOINT. Heritage Membership applications will be proposed at Club level and ratified by the Regional Executive. On acceptance, these Veterans will enjoy normal membership and they will be entitled to vote and hold office. Their continued membership will be assured by their dedication to the ideals of SAMVOINT and their good standing as a member of their Club.

Selective Skills Membership:
Selective Skills Membership may be conferred on individuals who do not qualify for Ordinary or Heritage membership, but have special skills deemed to be important enough for SAMVOINT to acquire in order to improve the image and performance of the Organisation. In this instance, membership will need to be promoted at Regional Executive level and ratified at National Executive level. On acceptance, these Veterans will enjoy normal membership and they will be entitled to vote and hold office. Their continued membership will be assured by their dedication to the ideals of SAMVOINT and their good standing as a member of their Club.

Associate Membership:
In order to qualify as an Associate Member of SAMVOUSA, prospective members need to have belonged to an allied force or regiment, which served alongside South African Forces at some stage in the military history of South Africa. They will need to prove this association and to produce their Force Number, as issued by their respective Defence Force, and show evidence that they completed at least the Basic Training element of their country’s Military Service. Associate Membership applications will need to be ratified by the Regional Executive and, on acceptance, these Veterans will enjoy normal membership, except that they will not be entitled to vote and hold office. Their continued membership will be assured by their dedication to the ideals of SAMVOUSA and their good standing as a member of their Club.

Junior Family Membership:
In order to qualify as a Junior Family Member of SAMVOINT, prospective members need to have or have had a parent or grandparent who served South Africa in a military capacity. They may be required to prove this relationship and/or connection and be between the ages of 8 and 16.
Junior Family members are required to have a parent who will be solely responsible, and accompany the member at all events and functions. Junior Family Members will not participate in marches on Memorial day and commemorative parades, but they may attend the event in their capacity as a Junior Family member. However, they may not attend events which, due to a legal requirement, do not permit attendance and when attending will hold the correct permits; and at other times as determined by the National Executive or under SAMVOINT policy. Their continued membership will be assured by their dedication to the ideals of SAMVOINT and their good standing as a member of their club.