SAUA Membership



Any doctor who is a registered medical practitioner within the Republic of South Africa with the Health Professions Council of South Africa is eligible, with the following pre-requisites:

  • Their professional practice should be confined to the practice of the specialty of Urology, in the capacity of a practicing or retired Urologist, registrar, or a career medical officer with the intention of becoming a Urologist, or practising Urology for a career.
  • Candidates for membership will be elected by majority the Executive Committee of the Group after being duly and seconded in writing by members of the Group.
  • Only full members will be eligible to vote or to be elected to hold office.
  • Every member will remain a member until their membership is terminated by their resignation in writing, addressed to the honorary Secretary.
  • Their membership may be suspended if after one year they have not paid their due subscription.
  • They may be reinstated on payment of arrear subscriptions due, but during the period of suspension they will not retain their vote.


  • Members who are in arrears will have their website access blocked and notified.
  • Penalty fee (set at half of the yearly fee) for rejoining the association with the upfront payment of the full year’s membership fee.

Membership Categories


A.     Private Practice and Academic members (Full time or part time) – R 4 650 per annum which includes: *

  • R 1 852 towards membership to SAPPF (South African Private Practice Foundation)
  • EAU group membership
  • CPD Vault storage for auditing purposes
  • Access to Urological Guidelines and the SAUA Academy educational content.

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B.    Registrars – No fees

Trainees in official training posts at the 8 recognised training units in South Africa automatically become members of the SAUA. They will be offered full membership on completion of their training. On passing their FCUROL exam, the registrar need to notify SAUA on when their registrar contract is finished so that their membership category can be updated.

Registrars will not be members of EAU and not have access to the block membership benefits eg journals, as they already have access to the websites/journals via their universities. Registrars will only get EAU membership and access once they pay and join as full members.

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C.    Associate Members – R 1 650 per annum

Associate members, defined as HPCSA registered medical doctors with interest in urology, usually junior doctors working in a urological post and/or in other surgical posts, will need to pay R1 650 per year for membership.

Benefits: SAUA Website access and EAU group membership with benefits. Registrars who wish to have EAU block membership benefits, should apply under Associate membership to access these.

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D.   International Membership

For Urologists from neighbouring countries, membership will be considered by the EXCO on an ad hoc basis. Rate as for private member.

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E.   Honorary Membership – No Fees

Honorary Membership may be conferred on any person who has made a valuable contribution to the advancement of medical science and has rendered distinguished services to the Association. 

Honorary Membership will be considered by the Executive Committee of the Association and duly elected by at least a two-third majority of those members voting at an Annual General Meeting of the Association.

No EAU group membership benefits included.