3.1 Any Dermatologist who is registered with the Health Professions’ Council of South Africa shall be entitled to apply for membership and will have full voting rights.
3.2 Associated Membership
Persons registered with the National Medical and Dental Council of South Africa as supplementary health service professionals, shall be entitled to apply for associate membership provided that the professional body of which they are members does not object. Associate members shall not have voting rights in matters affecting the society, and their participation in activities of the society shall be limited to professional and technical matters.
3.3 Unattached Membership
Any person who is resident outside the Republic of South Africa shall be entitled to apply for unattached membership and shall not have voting rights or enjoy membership of any other bodies to which the society is affiliated.
3.4 Honorary Membership
The Executive Committee may confer honorary life membership of the Society on any person considered worthy of this honour, be he/she medically qualified or not. Such membership will enjoy all the benefits of the Society but shall not be entitled to vote, however, may take part in discussions. These members will be absolved from financial obligation to the society.
3.5 Life Membership
Life membership may be conferred on members who have reached the age of 70 years. Such membership will still enjoy all the benefits of the Society including voting rights, however, will be absolved from financial obligation to the Society.
3.6 Election for Membership
Candidates for all categories of membership shall be elected by a majority vote of the Executive Committee after application to the secretary or treasurer of the society, having been duly proposed and seconded in writing by any two fully paid-up members.
3.7 Termination or Suspension of Membership
Every member shall remain a member until his/her membership is terminated, either by his/her resignation in writing addressed to the honorary secretary/treasurer or by a decision of the Executive Committee or suspension by failing to pay the annual subscription, or special levies decided on by the executive.
3.8 Suspension of Society
The activities of the society shall be suspended if at any time its members shall be less than eleven.