Updated: 3 October 2018
SAGEA membership is an annual rolling agreement which will automatically renew for additional
periods of 1 (one) calendar year on each anniversary of your joining. Should you wish to cancel
this agreement, notice of cancellation must be sent to us in writing at least 60 (sixty) calendar days
prior to your renewal date.
We shall endeavor to provide you with at least 3 (three) months written notice of expiry of the
annual period, affording you the opportunity to confirm such renewal prior to the renewal date.
Your failure to respond to such notice prior to the renewal date shall afford us the right (at our sole
discretion) to immediately terminate this agreement without any further notice.
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
and reflects in our nominated bank account. If after your renewal membership date, payment has
not been received and cancellation has not been affected, your membership may be suspended
or terminated at our sole discretion; however, you shall remain liable for the full cost of the annual
membership. During this time no membership benefits will be available.
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 email@example.com. 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 to provide us with (and keep updated) correct details of the
individual appointed as the primary contact for the organisation so as to ensure that all
communication is received by the member. Should membership be transferred or should the
original primary person of contact leave their role, the organisation shall immediately provide us
with the newly appointed person of contact.
Membership benefits will not be available in the event that:
- You breach any provision of these terms and conditions; or
- We terminate this agreement in accordance with the provisions hereof; or
- Your fail to make payment timeously or at all.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Substitute delegates are
permitted as long as prior written 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 retain the right to refuse
admission. No payments shall be accepted on the day of the event. 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.
Should you commit any breach of these terms and conditions and fail to remedy such breach within
7 calendar days of us providing you with written notice to remedy same shall entitle us to
immediately cancel this agreement. In this regard, the balance of your membership fee shall be
retained as liquidated damages as a result of such breach.
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/the renewal of your application for membership, you agree to this method of
communication as well as these terms and conditions.
Limitation of Liability
We shall not be responsible or liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or any other
damages arising out of or relating to the service.
Amendments to these Terms and Conditions:
We reserve the right to update or amend these terms and conditions at any time and at our