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How to join the Association

1. Download and fill out the Membership Application Form

Please read through the Membership Application Form carefully and complete each field as comprehensively as possible. A copy of the SACEA Constitution is available for download, it is recommend that you read through it before completing the form.

MMMA Constitution

2. Submit the Form

After completing your Membership Application Form, submit the form via email to the MMMA Secretary using the following information:

Membership Application Form

Elaine Govender

Subject: MMMA Membership Application

Email: elaineg@mpas.org.za

3. Await feedback from theMMMA Secretary

A representative from the Mines Professional Association’s will contact you, once your form has been thoroughly evaluated and deemed acceptable.

Excerpt from the MMMA Constitution

MEMBERSHIP
4. Members of the Association shall consist of Ordinary Members, Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Student Members, Honorary Life Members and Honorary Associate Members.
5. The company name, name and address of every member shall, on admission, be registered with the Secretariat of the Association.

ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP
6. Candidates for transfer or admission to the class of Ordinary Membership shall satisfy the following conditions:
a. They shall be sponsored by two Ordinary Members of the Association and shall be admitted at the discretion of the Council.
b. They shall be responsible for managing a metallurgical processing plant/ concentrator/ smelter or refinery or equivalent operation in the metallurgical research field/metallurgical projects/ academic institution, or in an extractive metallurgical design company, or metallurgical equipment/ reagents supplier situated in Southern Africa. Where, because size or complexity of the operation, there are sub-ordinate managers who have a person or persons who qualify for admission as Associate Members reporting to them, such subordinate managers shall qualify for Ordinary Membership.
c. In addition, candidates shall, if so required, satisfy the Council that their position carries a degree of authority and responsibility sufficient to warrant their admission to this class of membership.
d. A candidate who, by virtue of his senior position within the head office staff of a mining metallurgical company, research/academic institution, extractive metallurgical design company, metallurgical equipment/ reagents supplier and who has had previous experience managing a metallurgical plant/research unit/academic department, extractive metallurgical design project team, metallurgical equipment/reagents supplier team but is not involved in active metallurgical management, may be admitted to Ordinary Membership at the discretion of Council.
e. Previously practicing as a senior metallurgical professional situated in South Africa for a period not less than 3 years, and employed as an academic, research, commercial and/or design metallurgical facility.

7. The annual subscription of Ordinary Members shall be decided by the Council each year.
8. An Ordinary Member, on ceasing to fulfill the requirements of Clause 6(b), (c), or (d) shall automatically become an Associate Member or Affiliate Member of the Association, unless the Council decides otherwise.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
9. Candidates for transfer from Affiliate, or admission, to Associate membership shall be sponsored by two Ordinary Members of the Association and shall be admitted at the discretion of the Council.
10. To be eligible for Associate membership candidates must have completed their graduate training programs and be practicing as process/ metallurgical engineers in either a plant/concentrator/ smelter/ refinery, research/academic institution, extractive metallurgical design company, metallurgical equipment/reagents supplier. In addition, candidates shall, if so required, satisfy the Council that their position carries a degree of authority and responsibility sufficient to warrant their admission to this class of membership.
11. The annual subscription of Associate Members shall be decided by the Council
each year.
12. Associate Members shall not have any right of voting nor shall they be eligible for membership of the Council, but shall be entitled to take part in all discussions at General Meetings of the Association.
13. An Associate Member, on ceasing to fulfill the requirements of Clause 10, shall automatically cease to be an Associate Member of the Association unless the Council decides otherwise.

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP
14. Candidates for admission to Affiliate Membership shall be graduates or diplomates in extractive metallurgy/chemical engineering or any other relevant discipline approved by the Council and shall be employed in extractive metallurgy field either in a mine, research/academic institution, extractive metallurgical design company, metallurgical equipment/reagents supplier. Suitable candidates without a tertiary qualification but who are deemed competent by means of other qualification and experience shall be admitted to Affiliate membership at the discretion of Council.
15. Candidates for election shall be sponsored by one Ordinary Member of the Association and shall be admitted at the discretion of the Council.
16. The annual subscription of Affiliate Members shall be decided by the Council each year.
17. Affiliate Members shall not have any right of voting nor shall they be eligible for membership of the Council, but shall be entitled to take part in all discussions at General Meetings of the Association.
18. An Affiliate Member, on ceasing to be employed in metallurgy, shall automatically cease to be a member of the Association unless the Council decides otherwise.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
19. Candidates for Student Membership shall be students at acknowledged educational institutions, registered to study for a recognised degree or diploma in extractive metallurgy/ chemical engineering/mineral processing or any other relevant discipline approved by the Council, and shall be sponsored by an Ordinary Member of the Association.
20. The annual subscription of Student Members shall be decided by the Council each year.

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP
21. The Council shall have the power on such conditions as it may decide to elect to Honorary Life Membership of the Association any person whose service to the Association, in the opinion of the Council, merits such action. Honorary Life Members shall be entitled to attend General Meetings and to take part in discussions, but they shall not have the right of voting.

HONORARY ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
22. Any member who has ceased to participate in the active metallurgical field may be elected by the Council on such conditions as it may decide as an Honorary Associate Member of the Association. Honorary Associate Members shall be entitled to attend General Meetings of the Association and take part in discussions, but they shall not have the right of voting.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP PROVISIONS
23. Any member who has ceased to participate in the active metallurgical field, as a consequence of having taken retirement, may apply to be admitted as a Retired member of the Association. Retired members shall be entitled to take part in all activities of the Association but shall not have the right to voting.
The annual subscription of Retired Members shall be decided by the Council each year.
24. The financial year of the Association shall end on the 31 December in each year.
25. All annual subscription shall fall due on the 1st January in each year for the year then commencing and must be paid before 1st April in that year,
26. Ordinary, Associate or Affiliate Members admitted after the end of June in each year shall pay half the annual subscription in respect of the year in which they are admitted, except in cases in which the Council may, at its discretion, decide to accept a smaller subscription for a shorter period.
27. Any member whose subscription or portion thereof is in arrears for a period of three months may at the discretion of the Council be struck off the register of members, and the Council shall have the power to restore such person to all privileges of membership on payment of all such arrears.
28. Any member who commits any act which in the opinion of Council may reflect discredit on or be prejudicial or antagonistic to the interests of the Association shall be liable to summary termination of his membership by a unanimous vote of Council; and any member so dismissed shall have no claim whatever on the Association.
29. Any member may resign his membership provided that he shall remain liable for all amounts due by him to the Association.
30. Any member ceasing to be a member under Clause 28 shall not be entitled to readmission.
31. The liability of members shall be limited to the amount, if any, payable by way of subscription or otherwise to the Association.
32. Any member whose subscription or portion thereof is in arrears shall have no right of