South African Science Journalists’ Association



South African Science Journalists’ Association (SASJA) is an association of science media professionals and a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 133-434).

SASJA’s mission is ‘to promote, develop and support science media practitioners in South Africa.’



  • To improve communication between the South African science community and general society,  by promoting and defending the free flow of information within the scientific community, and to the public through the media.
  • To use various means of global and national communication to disseminate information about advances, achievements, opportunities, and trends in science journalism
  • To facilitate and encourage professional development, networking, and education for local science journalists and those from in the countries of the South African Development Community.
  • To establish and maintain professional standards in science journalism and communication and foster the dissemination of accurate information regarding science and technology, through all media normally devoted to informing the public
  • To foster and promote the professional interests of all our members



Full Membership is open to people who are professional science media practitioners at South African and/or SADC media outlets, freelance science and technology journalists, and instructors of science writing. Associate Membership is available for individuals who are not eligible for full membership, but whose work is related to the communication of science and technology. Companies, associations and educational institutions whose work is related to science and technology, can apply for Corporate Membership.

Annual Membership Fees

Full membership: R300

Associate membership: R250

Student Membership: R100

Corporate membership: R600


To apply for membership, go here


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