Membership Opportunities

October 26, 2020

Why should I join an association?

By joining an association, your membership gives you access to tools, resources and networks that can further build your career and business. No matter what stage you are at in your career.

Here are some membership opportunities available to you.


LES South Africa

The South African Society (LES SA)

The South African Society (LES SA), a chapter of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) is a regional society. Among many, the Society encourages high professional standards on entities engaged in the transfer and licensing technology. In addition, the Society’s aim is to assist members in improving their skills in licencing by offering educational workshops and one-on-one exchange of information activities and through publications.

Benefits of Membership
  • Access to informative sessions on topics relevant to the field of technology licensing. I.e. seminars, licensing courses, workshops and regular evening meetings.
  • Since LES SA is a member of a wider network of the Licencing Executives Society International (LESI), there exists immense, opportunities in networking with both local and international players in the licensing field via conferences and to learn from the diverse experiences of these entities.
  • There are great opportunities in lobbying with those involved in the formulation of laws and regulations that affect licensing, transfer and protection technology.

To read more about LES, click here.



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Medical Device Manufacturers of South Africa (MDMSA)

Medical Device Manufacturers of South Africa (MDMSA) is an association of companies in South Africa that manufacture medical devices. The Association brings together manufacturers and all relevant stakeholders of the medical devices cluster on a single platform to engage on the sectoral related matters.

Benefits of Membership
  • Through engagements and representation, members will benefit from collective interactions on shaping policy by other members. MDMSA also strengthens the bilateral relationships between Governments.
  • There exist a greater sense of insight and intelligence upon membership. Members have access to publications on industry-related information and an opportunity to participate in shaping policy regarding the sector’s principles, ethics and best practice.
  • Members get to benefit from networking and value promotion. This is achieved through engagements with a high-level network of leaders, regulators, policymakers and fellow companies. In addition, the association host tailored overseas missions that provide members with unique access to new trade opportunities.

Click the link to the Medical Device Manufacturers of South Africa (MDMSA).



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Proudly South African

The company’s mandate is to influence local procurement in both public and private sectors to enhance local production of goods and services at the same time stimulating job creation.

Benefits of Membership
  • Use of the Proudly South African logo, which is a recognised endorsement of local content and quality.
  • Participation in various exhibitions, conferences and events such as the prestigious annual Proudly South African Buy Local Summit and Expo.
  • In addition, Members benefit from the Campaign’s overall marketing strategy and activities that encourage the purchasing and procurement of members’ products and services.
  • Members also get to benefit from having first-hand access to tender opportunities issued by public entities for products that have been designated for local content by the Department of Trade and Industry.

For more information click the link



Self-Care Association

The Self-Care Association of South Africa

The Association represents and supports firms involved in the manufacture, sale, distribution and consultation of healthcare products including over the counter (OTC) medicines, complementary medicines health supplements and self-care medical devices that enable the public to better manage their health and well-being.

Benefits of Membership
  • Community support and outings
  • Connecting with like-minded people
  • Learning and discovering new ideas

For more information click the link




The Innovative Pharmaceutical Association South Africa (IPASA) 

The Innovative Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa (IPASA) is a voluntary association of leading international companies dedicated to researching and developing novel medications, medical devices and diagnostic tools. IPASA aims to promote a sustainable environment for the pharmaceutical industry to invest in the research and development of innovative pharmaceuticals, contribute to a patient-centred health system and bring the benefits of breakthrough treatments to patients across South Africa.

Benefits of Membership

IPASA members are mostly leading pharmaceutical companies dedicated to bringing innovation and quality to the South African market and benefits in the following:

  • Access to the latest, most accurate information available regarding prescription medicines, which play an ever-increasing role in patient health care
  • Healthcare professionals are informed about the benefits and risks of their products to help advance appropriate patient use
  • Scientific and educational information is provided;
  • Medical research and education is supported, and
  • Feedback and advice about their products are delivered through consultation with medical experts.

For more information click here.




South African Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED)

The South African Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED)  is the voice of the South African medical technology and in-vitro diagnostics industry. SAMED is committed to ensuring a sustainable medical technology industry that enhances patient access to innovative solutions. SAMED offers a collective, objective and credible platform to engage with all stakeholders. SAMED members are both local and multinational companies who are involved in the manufacturing, importing, selling, marketing and distribution of medical technologies in South Africa.

Benefits of Membership

SAMED members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Regular, industry-related information gathered from numerous local and international sources, including government and private sector
  • Information on the regulation of devices, both abroad and locally
  • Information regarding the reimbursement of devices
  • Regular workshops and networking sessions, enabling members to connect with other individuals and businesses to build opportunities within the market
  • Product and tender enquiries (local and overseas) and trade delegation requests
  • Access to remuneration, benefits and policy trends in the market.

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South African Health Product Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is a public entity that oversees the regulation of health products in South Africa. SAHPRA fulfils the responsibility of monitoring, evaluating, investigating, inspecting, registering and reviewing all health products in the country. The products regulated by SAHPRA also include complementary medicines, medical devices, in-vitro diagnostic tests and devices (IVDs), as well as radiation-emitting products and devices. SAHPRA’s aim is to ensure that these products are safe, effective and good quality.

For more information click the here.



Endeavor South Africa

Endeavour South Africa

Endeavour is leading the global high-impact entrepreneurship movement to drive long-term economic growth and build strong entrepreneurship ecosystems in growth markets by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs.

Benefits of Membership

Entrepreneurs have access to:

  • Other Endeavour Entrepreneurs in the global network who are in a position to offer guidance and sound advice to earlier stage Endeavour Entrepreneurs.
  • Industry leaders and mentors from the right industry, profession & territory with the knowledge and expertise to mentor and strategically advise Endeavour Entrepreneurs.
  • A global outlook on business practices as presented by a global network of mentors, entrepreneurs and partners geared to actualise your vision to scale.

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