Wi-Fi Forum

of South Africa

Membership

  1. Membership Categories
  2. Membership Benefits
  3. Voting Rights
  4. Membership Fees
  5. Overview

Membership Categories

There are six categories of Wi-Fi Forum SA membership:

  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Affiliate
  • Honorary

The details relating to each membership category are set out below – Membership Benefits, Voting RightsMembership Fees and Summary.

Note: Bronze membership is only open to those entities with an annual turnover of under R1million, and most recent financial statements confirming same will have to be supplied during the application process.

Determination of membership categories

Applicants are free to determine their own membership category and to express that choice on the application form.

International membership

Entities situated outside of South Africa (ie not registered with a South African registration authority) may join the Wi-Fi Forum SA, and gain the same benefits as South African members of Wi-Fi Forum SA. The same membership fees apply as for other Wi-Fi Forum SA members of the same category, with any conversion fees and additional costs relating to such payment(s) being for the member’s account. International members do not qualify for voting rights.

Membership Benefits

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIESBENEFITS
Platinum
  • Member of lobbying body representing collective interests of the Wi-Fi Industry
  • Consolidated representation on international boards (eg WBA)
  • Access to information and advisory forum amongst peers
  • Input into facilitation of self-regulation that will ensure efficient management of the sector and reduce bureaucracy, thereby reducing costs of operation
  • Opportunity to participate in Wi-Fi Forum SA working committees
  • Access to key industry information, documents and white papers, including development and publication of these documents
  • Access to networking opportunities
  • Prominent presence on Wi-Fi Forum SA website and forums/activities of the organisation
  • Right of first refusal for advertising/sponsorships at events
  • Free access to Wi-Fi Forum SA conferences and events
  • Free access to information and resources portal
  • Preferential media access
  • Access to free ticket to annual WBA global conference
Gold
  • Member of lobbying body representing collective interests of the Wi-Fi Industry
  • Consolidated representation on international boards (eg WBA)
  • Access to information and advisory forum amongst peers
  • Input into facilitation of self-regulation that will ensure efficient management of the sector and reduce bureaucracy, thereby reducing costs of operation
  • Opportunity to participate in Wi-Fi Forum SA working committees
  • Access to key industry information, documents and white papers, including development and publication of these documents
  • Access to networking opportunities
  • Prominent presence on Wi-Fi Forum SA website and forums/activities of the organisation
  • Discounted rates for Wi-Fi Forum SA conferences and events
  • Free access to information and resources portal
Silver
  • Member of lobbying body representing collective interests of the Wi-Fi Industry
  • Consolidated representation on international boards (eg WBA)
  • Access to information and advisory forum amongst peers
  • Input into facilitation of self-regulation that will ensure efficient management of the sector and reduce bureaucracy, thereby reducing costs of operation
  • Opportunity to participate in Wi-Fi Forum SA working committees
  • Access to key industry information, documents and white papers, including development and publication of these documents
  • Access to networking opportunities
  • Presence on Wi-Fi Forum SA website and forums/activities of the organisation
  • Discounted rates for Wi-Fi Forum SA conferences and events
  • Free access to information and resources portal
Bronze
  • Member of lobbying body representing collective interests of the Wi-Fi Industry
  • Consolidated representation on international boards (eg WBA)
  • Access to information and advisory forum amongst peers
  • Input into facilitation of self-regulation that will ensure efficient management of the sector and reduce bureaucracy, thereby reducing costs of operation
  • Opportunity to participate in Wi-Fi Forum SA working committees
  • Access to key industry information, documents and white papers, including development and publication of these documents
  • Access to networking opportunities
  • Presence on Wi-Fi Forum SA website and forums/activities of the organisation
  • Discounted rates for Wi-Fi Forum SA conferences and events
  • Free access to information and resources portal
Affiliate
  • Member of lobbying body representing collective interests of the Wi-Fi Industry
  • Consolidated representation on international boards (eg WBA)
  • Access to information and advisory forum amongst peers
  • Input into facilitation of self-regulation that will ensure efficient management of the sector and reduce bureaucracy, thereby reducing costs of operation
  • Opportunity to participate in Wi-Fi Forum SA working committees
  • Access to key industry information, documents and white papers, including development and publication of these documents
  • Access to networking opportunities
  • Presence on Wi-Fi Forum SA website and forums/activities of the organisation
  • Discounted rates for Wi-Fi Forum SA conferences and events
  • Free access to information and resources portal
Honorary
  • Member of lobbying body representing collective interests of the Wi-Fi Industry
  • Consolidated representation on international boards (eg WBA)
  • Access to information and advisory forum amongst peers
  • Input into facilitation of self-regulation that will ensure efficient management of the sector and reduce bureaucracy, thereby reducing costs of operation
  • Opportunity to participate in Wi-Fi Forum SA working committees
  • Access to key industry information, documents and white papers, including development and publication of these documents
  • Access to networking opportunities
  • Presence on Wi-Fi Forum SA website and forums/activities of the organisation
  • Discounted rates for Wi-Fi Forum SA conferences and events
  • Free access to information and resources portal

Voting Rights

Platinum, Gold and Silver are all voting membership categories, with the voting rights as set out below; Bronze, Affiliate and Honorary are special non-voting categories.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIESVOTING RIGHTS
Platinum3 votes
Gold2 votes
Silver1 vote
BronzeN/A
AffiliateN/A
HonoraryN/A

All members are required to comply with the Wi-Fi Forum SA’s Constitution, Code of Conduct and any prevailing policies, regardless of category/voting rights.

Membership Fees

MEMBER CATEGORIESMEMBERSHIP FEES
PAID ANNUALLYPAID QUARTERLYPAID MONTHLY
PlatinumR100 000R26 582R9 026
GoldR50 000R13 291R4 513
SilverR25 000R6 645R2 256
BronzeR5 000N/AN/A
AffiliateR20 000N/AN/A
HonoraryN/AN/AN/A

Notes:

  • All members can choose to pay annually, monthly or quarterly in advance. The annual fee is a discounted rate. 
  • Membership fees are payable by deposit into the account designated for payment on the invoice sent to the member.
  • The membership term is aligned with Wi-Fi Forum SA’s financial year, which runs from 1 March to 28 February.
  • Members joining during the financial year will pay the pro-rated Membership Fee. If joining before the 15th of the month, that full month’s fee is payable; if joining after the 15th of the month, half that month’s fee is payable.
  • Membership is automatically renewable every year unless terminated by the member with 2 months’ written notice before the end of the membership term.
  • Membership Fees already paid are not refundable.

Overview of Membership Categories, Voting Rights, Benefits & Fees

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIESVOTING RIGHTSBENEFITSMEMBERSHIP FEES
PAID ANNUALLYPAID QUARTERLYPAID MONTHLY
Platinum3 votes
  • Member of lobbying body representing collective interests of the Wi-Fi Industry
  • Consolidated representation on international boards (eg WBA)
  • Access to information and advisory forum amongst peers
  • Input into facilitation of self-regulation that will ensure efficient management of the sector and reduce bureaucracy, thereby reducing costs of operation
  • Opportunity to participate in Wi-Fi Forum SA working committees
  • Access to key industry information, documents and white papers, including development and publication of these documents
  • Access to networking opportunities
  • Prominent presence on Wi-Fi Forum SA website and forums/activities of the organisation
  • Right of first refusal for advertising/sponsorships at events
  • Free access to Wi-Fi Forum SA conferences and events
  • Free access to information and resources portal
  • Preferential media access
  • Access to free ticket to annual WBA global conference
R100 000R26 582R9 026
Gold2 votes
  • Member of lobbying body representing collective interests of the Wi-Fi Industry
  • Consolidated representation on international boards (eg WBA)
  • Access to information and advisory forum amongst peers
  • Input into facilitation of self-regulation that will ensure efficient management of the sector and reduce bureaucracy, thereby reducing costs of operation
  • Opportunity to participate in Wi-Fi Forum SA working committees
  • Access to key industry information, documents and white papers, including development and publication of these documents
  • Access to networking opportunities
  • Prominent presence on Wi-Fi Forum SA website and forums/activities of the organisation
  • Discounted rates for Wi-Fi Forum SA conferences and events
  • Free access to information and resources portal
R50 000R13 291R4 513
Silver1 vote
  • Member of lobbying body representing collective interests of the Wi-Fi Industry
  • Consolidated representation on international boards (eg WBA)
  • Access to information and advisory forum amongst peers
  • Input into facilitation of self-regulation that will ensure efficient management of the sector and reduce bureaucracy, thereby reducing costs of operation
  • Opportunity to participate in Wi-Fi Forum SA working committees
  • Access to key industry information, documents and white papers, including development and publication of these documents
  • Access to networking opportunities
  • Presence on Wi-Fi Forum SA website and forums/activities of the organisation
  • Discounted rates for Wi-Fi Forum SA conferences and events
  • Free access to information and resources portal
R25 000R6 645R2 256
BronzeN/A
  • Member of lobbying body representing collective interests of the Wi-Fi Industry
  • Consolidated representation on international boards (eg WBA)
  • Access to information and advisory forum amongst peers
  • Input into facilitation of self-regulation that will ensure efficient management of the sector and reduce bureaucracy, thereby reducing costs of operation
  • Opportunity to participate in Wi-Fi Forum SA working committees
  • Access to key industry information, documents and white papers, including development and publication of these documents
  • Access to networking opportunities
  • Presence on Wi-Fi Forum SA website and forums/activities of the organisation
  • Discounted rates for Wi-Fi Forum SA conferences and events
  • Free access to information and resources portal
R5 000N/AN/A
AffiliateN/A
  • Member of lobbying body representing collective interests of the Wi-Fi Industry
  • Consolidated representation on international boards (eg WBA)
  • Access to information and advisory forum amongst peers
  • Input into facilitation of self-regulation that will ensure efficient management of the sector and reduce bureaucracy, thereby reducing costs of operation
  • Opportunity to participate in Wi-Fi Forum SA working committees
  • Access to key industry information, documents and white papers, including development and publication of these documents
  • Access to networking opportunities
  • Presence on Wi-Fi Forum SA website and forums/activities of the organisation
  • Discounted rates for Wi-Fi Forum SA conferences and events
  • Free access to information and resources portal
R20 000N/AN/A
HonoraryN/A
  • Member of lobbying body representing collective interests of the Wi-Fi Industry
  • Consolidated representation on international boards (eg WBA)
  • Access to information and advisory forum amongst peers
  • Input into facilitation of self-regulation that will ensure efficient management of the sector and reduce bureaucracy, thereby reducing costs of operation
  • Opportunity to participate in Wi-Fi Forum SA working committees
  • Access to key industry information, documents and white papers, including development and publication of these documents
  • Access to networking opportunities
  • Presence on Wi-Fi Forum SA website and forums/activities of the organisation
  • Discounted rates for Wi-Fi Forum SA conferences and events
  • Free access to information and resources portal
N/AN/AN/A

If you have any queries, please contact the Wi-Fi Forum SA Secretariat at info@wifi.org.za or on 021 701 2511.