The Association is funded solely by members. Class 1 membership fees are based on a percentage of the chemical purchases. Class I Membership is limited to industrial timber treatment companies and to the companies that manufacture and supply wood preservative chemicals to the treaters. Membership levies is based on 1.25 % of the purchase price of preservatives purchased by treaters, and for the preservative suppliers its 0.25% of total value of the chemicals sold to member treaters. Class II Membership is available to all other stakeholders involved in the treatment industry e.g. users of treated timber, merchants and retailers, utility pole inspectors and supplemental treaters, surface coating companies, etc. The cost of Class II membership is a fixed annual fee of R1500 p.a. excluding VAT and is subject to annual increases.
SAWPA also gives Affiliate Membership for tertiary educational institutes, other related industry Associations, related industry institutions such as certification bodies, the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, Utility bodies such as ESKOM and TELKOM; all who have a vested interest in the timber treatment industry. Honorary membership is given to those individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the treatment industry. To date, seven honorary members have been appointed.
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