Member Categories

Thank you for your interest in the South African Wind Energy Association.

SAWEA is the leading trade and professional body representing the wind industry in South Africa. As the voice of South Africa’s wind industry, SAWEA’s primary purpose is to promote the sustainable use of wind energy in South Africa acting as a central point of contact for information for its members, and as a group promoting wind energy to government, industry, the media and the public. Our members comprise both national and international developers, manufacturers, and stakeholders working in the industry, and aggregates a substantial amount of knowledge and expertise in a wide range of areas. Some information on our website is only available to paid members. The SAWEA Board has indicated that membership will be on an annual basis from the date of anniversary of registration.

Benefits of Joining

As the Industry Association for Wind power, SAWEA serves members by:

  • Promoting Wind and renewable energy prospects for generation and socio-economic benefit
  • Advocating for sustained realisation of the SA Energy transition away from Coal
  • Lobbying for improved market access and power sector reform
  • Arguing for streamlined growth of the SA Independent Wind and renewable power Asset base
  • Assisting members with meeting the right people formally and informally
  • Providing reliable data and information relating to Wind and renewable power investments
  • Representing Industry interests through strategic engagements with government, associated industries and in the media
  • Hosting regular networking events where operational best practice and innovation can be showcased and discussed.
  • SAWEA members qualify for discounts on all SAWEA events.

Membership Levels

Company Membership

A10. Affiliate Member – R1,200 Excl VAT per annum

Open to any non-profit entity approved by the SAWEA board. (0 Votes)

A7. Institutional Academic member : R5,000 Excl VAT per annum

Open to institutions for tertiary education and the CSIR. (2 Votes)

A4. C2 Corporate Member : R20,000 Excl VAT per annum

Companies with an annual turn-over of less than ZAR 5 million.
(10 Votes)

A3. C1 Corporate Member : R60,000 Excl VAT per annum

Companies with an annual turn-over of more than ZAR 5 million.
(30 Votes)

A1. Leading Member : R200,000 Excl VAT per annum

Open to any person or entity. (100 Votes)

Individual Membership

A9. Individual Member – R1,200 Excl VAT per annum

Open to any member of the public in his/her personal capacity.
(0 Votes)

A8. Academic member : R1,200 Excl VAT per annum

Open to employees of institutions for tertiary education and the CSIR in their personal capacities.
(0 Votes)

A6. Voting Individual Member : R3,000 Excl VAT per annum

Open to any member of the public in his/her personal capacity.
(2 Votes)

A5. Professional Member : R3,000 Excl VAT per annum

Open to members of the accounting, legal, engineering and environmental sciences professions in their personal capacities.
(2 Votes)