Qualifications of Membership. Membership in SACU shall be open to all citizens of Southern African nations, individuals born or naturalized in a Southern African nation, individuals born to parents who are citizens or permanent residents of a Southern African nation, and other nationals friendly to a Southern African nation and those related to these individuals by reason of marriage.
Countries that constituent as Southern African are recognized by SACU include Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Classes of Members. The Executive Board of Directors shall determine and set forth in separate documents the qualifications, dues, terms, and other conditions of each class of member. There shall be the following classes of members:
Individuals. Individual members shall consist of those individuals requesting membership through the application process and who meet any additional requirements for individual membership as may be imposed by the Executive Board of Directors. Individual members will further be divided into Associate, Bronze, Silver and Gold members. The duties, rights and privileges of each category of membership shall be defined by the By-Laws pursuant to this article (More information).
Corporate (or “Associate”). Corporate members shall consist of any non-profit and for-profit corporation that is owned by citizens, descendants or natives of Southern Africa and that meets any additional requirements for corporate membership as may be imposed by the Executive Board of Directors. Corporate members will further be divided into Bronze, Silver and Gold. The duties, rights and privileges of each category of membership shall be defined by the By-Laws pursuant to this article (More information).
Honorary Members. The Executive Board of Directors may designate individuals who do not qualify under the foregoing categories as honorary members, using such criteria as the Executive Board of Directors may develop. Such a designation shall remain purely ceremonial; particular privileges consequent to the title shall not include the right to vote or hold office in SACU. Such individuals can serve on advisory panels or ad hoc committees.