SAGEA membership is a rolling agreement which will automatically renew on the anniversary of your joining. Cancellation must be sent to us in writing at least 60 days prior to your renewal date.
Once your application has been submitted to us, there is no opportunity to retract same, unless the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act apply to you/your organisation (ie if you are an individual, or if your turnover is less than two million rand per annum).
Membership is taken out on behalf of an organisation (unless it is an individual membership) and thus the organisation is liable for payment of all SAGEA invoices, which shall be made out to the organisation. In this regard, the individual taking out the (corporate) membership warrants that s/he has the authority to bind the organisation.
Membership shall be fully effective when full payment of the membership fee has been received. If after your renewal membership date, payment has not been received and cancellation has not been affected, your membership may be suspended at our discretion; however, you shall remain liable for the full cost of the annual membership. During this time no membership benefits will be available. Once payment has been received full membership benefits will resume.
Cancellation of Membership
If a member organisation or individual member wishes to cancel its/their membership during the membership year, this must be done in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org . The member organisation will remain liable for the full year’s membership fee, and no refund shall be entertained, as you have undertaken to pay for the annual membership. In all other circumstances, we require sixty days’ notice of your cancellation. In the event that the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 being applicable, SAGEA undertakes to abide by the provisions thereof.
Change of contacts
It is the responsibility of the member organisation to ensure that membership is transferred should the original contact leave their role. As the membership is taken out on behalf of the organisation, if subscription payments have not been received within 30 days, the organisation is still liable to settle any outstanding invoices.
Membership benefits will not be available until payment has been received.
Where payment is required for membership and/or services, payment is to be made into SAGEA’s nominated banking account. No other form of payment is acceptable. Our Terms are payment in full no later than thirty days after invoice. Late payments may (in SAGEA’S discretion) accrue interest or an administration fee for the processing of same.
SAGEA invests heavily in arranging its events and we must therefore apply cancellation charges for bookings, as follows:
Up to 14 days prior to the event: 50% refund
Within 14 days prior to the event: no refund
Cancellations must be made in writing to email@example.com . Substitute delegates are permitted as long as prior notice is given. By submitting a booking form you are agreeing to the above terms and conditions.
If circumstances change and the original delegate can no longer attend, SAGEA shall accept a substitute, on condition that it is notified in writing to the above email address not less than 24 hours prior to the event.
Payment upon booking will secure your place on a course or event. A receipted invoice will follow. If payment has not been made at least 48 hours prior to the event, we may be forced to refuse admission. No payments shall be accepted on the day of the event.
Force Majeure (unforeseeable events)
SAGEA makes every possible attempt to run courses and events; however we do reserve the right to cancel any course/event at any time should unforeseen circumstances dictate. Unfortunately we cannot be held liable for any costs incurred by delegates.
Please note that we accept notification in terms of these terms and conditions only by way of electronic mail in terms of the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act 25 of 2002, and by submitting your application for membership, you agree to this method of communication.