Become a ROSA member

The benefits of becoming a registered member of ROSA include:

  • members-only quarterly newsletter

  • discounts on conference and other events fees

  • discount on entry fees for Imbali Awards for published authors

  • opportunity to enter the Strelitzia Awards and mentoring scheme for unpublished authors

  • in the event that contests are over-subscribed, entries by members receive preference over those by non-members

  • be eligible to use a ROSA membership badge on your website / social media

  • promotion of members' books on ROSA's website, blog and social media

  • published members are eligible for a listing on the ROSA website

  • be first to hear ROSA news and announcements

  • access to mentoring programs and workshops

  • professional and social networking with other authors


General Membership

If you would like to join ROSA but cannot afford the membership, please contact as we have several initiatives to help those in need.

Application / Renewal Process

  • Complete the online application on the link above.

  • You will be sent a welcome email with an invoice for your membership fee.

  • Pay the invoice using the invoice number as the payment reference.

Membership Fees July 2020 - June 2021

  • Membership fees for the full year from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 are R300.

  • New members joining between 1 October 2020 and 31 December 2021 may pay R240.

  • New members joining between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021 may pay R180.

  • New members joining between 1 April 2021 and 30 June 2021 may pay R120.

International membership fees remain at $15 per year, to be paid via PayPal.

New members joining in June 2021 will receive that month as a free, bonus month, but will be expected to pay full membership for the 2021-22 year.

Are you willing to volunteer with ROSA?

Members may opt to pay their membership fees in two instalments, however the fee will then increase to R340 for the full year. (Each instalment will therefore be R170, both instalments to be paid by the end of 2020). This only applies to members joining between June 2020 and December 2020. Any members joining in 2021 will be expected to pay in a single instalment.​

Note: Non- South African residents may pay their membership fees via PayPal.

Please contact the Membership Administrator on the link below for a PayPal invoice.


Associate Membership

Associate Membership is available for publishers, agents and companies that provide publishing or marketing services to authors. The fee per year (1st July to end June) is R500. What do you receive in return for this? Access to the quarterly newsletter, inclusion on the ROSA website, and discounted member rates for three delegates to attend ROSA paid events and contests.

If you would like to apply for Associate Membership, please email