Student Member


Bona fide students who are enrolled in approved courses of study at tertiary institutions and post doctoral research associates may be admitted as student members.

Corporate Member


Institutions or organisations may apply to the Council for corporate membership. Corporate members are allowed to appoint two representatives to attend the Biennial Congress and the General Meeting of the Society.

Affiliated Member


Any person who has been trained in microbiology, or who is interested in the subject or whose work has a bearing on microbiology or a related field, but who does not qualify for ordinary membership, may be admitted as affiliated member. Affiliated members shall have all the rights and privileges of ordinary members, but shall not have a vote at the General Meeting of the Society.


1. SASM is the voice of professional Microbiologists to the South African Council for Natural Science Professions and Government structures

2. SASM is affiliated to the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) with representatives in IUMS Committees, Commissions and Federations:

3. Direct links to international conferences and congresses presented by IUMS, including eligibility for IUMS travel grants.

4. Interact with microbiologists from South Africa and become part of the Microbiology Community.

5. Direct access to information about bursaries and post-doc opportunities.

6. A communication channel for job adverts, news, funding opportunities and matters affecting microbiology.

7. Discounted registration fees at SASM organised conferences