Membership & Benefits


Organisations register and pay an annual membership fee against which they can register individual members. Corporate member benefits allow 5 members free access to breakfast events, discounted rates for the annual SARA conference and access to the SARA library.


The same as a corporate member with the exception that only one person will be entitled to SARA benefits.


Some of the advantages of becoming a member of SARA:


•  Membership of a recognised association of like-minded professionals
•  Opportunities to network with reward professionals to discuss challenges of mutual interest
•  Access to SARA LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook social websites

Knowledge building

•  Regular conferences, seminars and workshops on the latest developments in the field of reward
•  Preferential fees for workshops and seminars arranged or endorsed by the association
•  Attendance of the WorldatWork conferences, seminars and training courses at preferential fees

Access to relevant information / standards

•  Access to the internationally renowned Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) modules and examinations which enable SARA members to attain an internationally accredited and recognised qualification in reward management
•  Access to “Foundational Reward Standards” modules to benefit aspiring reward professionals by providing a solid foundation and framework for designing reward practices, policies and processes
•  Regular newsletters, social news items and publications from members and experts in various fields, ensuring members stay abreast of developments in the profession
•  Updates and rulings that impact on Reward professionals
•  Post graduate research material relating to reward management on the SARA website
•  Early access to remuneration governance requirements (Practice Notes for King III and King IV developed by SARA and the IoD) and workshops and networking sessions for those dealing with Executive Remuneration issues

Career opportunities

•  Employment opportunities regularly posted on the SARA website
•  Bursary opportunities for those that would like to further their studies
•  Internship programme for high potential graduates


•  Accreditation in a Professional Reward/International Mobility designation highly sought after in the market
•  Recognition of experience, level of work and technical level of competence by peers
•  Governance of minimum standards associated with the profession
•  Affiliation with a recognised professional body
•  Subscribing to a code of conduct protecting the reward profession

For more information on SARA’s Professional Designations, see the details under the PROFESSIONALISATION main menu option.

Membership Application Forms

2024 SARA Membership Fees

  • Corporate Member : R7250 (incl. VAT)
  • Individual Member : R2950 (incl. VAT)