In line with its established principles of accessibility and representivity the Institute has a number of membership categories to attract members from a broad base while maintaining focus on its core business. Set out below are various categories of membership and requirements applicable to each category.
To become a full member, it is required that the applicant must occupy a managerial position in a municipality, municipal entity, provincial department of local government or national Department of Provincial and Local Government and possess a three year post-matric qualification. A full member has full voting rights and can be voted into office.
Any person who is registered for a suitable course at a recognised educational institution. Such a course should be relevant for a managerial or administrative career in local government. The student member has no voting rights but can use the Institute’s facilities and benefit from its training programmes available from time of time.
This membership category is for full members who have rendered exceptional service to the Institute or local governance in general.
Honorary membership is conferred to any person who has rendered exceptional service to the Institute.
This membership caters for persons who are not employed in local government, but comply with the requirements of the institute. It also caters for members of professional institutes or organisations outside South Africa, which promote similar objectives to those of the Institute.
The applicable membership fee for all categories is determined by the Institute from time to time.