AFMA’s Memorandum of Incorporation makes provision for two membership categories:

  • Full Membership – Manufacturers of compound animal feeds; and
  • Associate Membership – Input suppliers and service providers to the animal feed industry; such as suppliers of raw materials, premixes, feed additives and veterinary products, as well as traders, laboratories and suppliers of equipment and other services, including transport providers.

It must be noted that a requirement for both Full and Associate membership to AFMA, is the compliance to the provisions of the AFMA Code of Conduct.

Prospective full- and associate members will be audited against the AFMA Code of conduct audit protocol by an independent third party assessment body within a period of three months for membership to be approved. 

Once prospective members have been successfully audited and their compliance assured via recommendation by the assessment body, an AFMA Code of Conduct certificate of compliance is awarded to the member. New members will also receive a media pack with AFMA member logo’s and instructions for use. AFMA membership will be activated.

Please note that the audit fees are not included in the membership fees.

  1. Interested parties are required to complete and submit the on-line application form. Please note that the form have to be completed by either the CEO, COO, CFO, MD, GM or FM to be deemed a valid application.
  2. Once the submitted application reaches AFMA, the prospective member will receive an acknowledgement of receipt note to confirm that the application is in process.
  3. All applications are pre-screened and reviewed by AFMA Management on a weekly basis before being recommended to enter the membership administration process.
  4. Successfully pre-screened applicants will be notified in writing (confirmation letter) that they must contact an AFMA preferred assessment body to arrange for an audit date.
  5. Applicants must notify AFMA (admin@afma.co.za) as soon as an audit quote has been accepted and an audit date was set. This notification must reach AFMA within 2 weeks of the AFMA confirmation letter received in Nr 4.
  6. Should applicants not respond within 2 weeks, AFMA will notify the assessment body (AB) on behalf of the applicant, after which the AB will make contact with the prospective member for an audit quote and audit date.  AFMA will then be notified of the audit date by the AB.
  7. The AFMA code of conduct audit must be completed within 3 months of receipt of the AFMA confirmation letter.
  8. After completion of the AFMA code of conduct audit, the auditor will send an audit report to the prospective member, with a copy of the audit findings and recommendation for membership to AFMA management.
  9. After the successful completion of the code of conduct audit and positive recommendation by the auditor, AFMA will issue a formal welcome letter to the newest member. The new member will also receive a Code of Conduct compliance certificate (printed & framed, as well as an electronic pdf version) and media pack with logo’s of the compliance mark and information on the use thereof.
  10. Official AFMA membership as either a FULL member or an ASSOCIATE member is then activated and can commence.
  • Access to all AFMA general meetings, committee meetings and subcommittee meetings, where matters concerning the feed industry are discussed.
  • Access to all information related to AFMA committee meetings.
  • Receiving agendas of all meetings and reports of discussions held.
  • Access to animal feed sales and raw materials utilisation statistics in the industry.
  • Access to and participation in joint actions regarding industry-related matters, for example animal feed regulations, import tariffs, SADC negotiations, EU negotiations, etc. where the interests of the entire industry are attended to.
  • Access to AFMA congresses, symposia and workshops at reduced prices.
  • Access to the AFMA Feed Registration Service for assistance with the submission of feed registration applications in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947.
  • Discounted prices for advertorials and advertisements in the quarterly magazine, the AFMA Matrix.
  • Advertising of job opportunities and/or vacancies at member companies on the AFMA website and social media platforms, free of charge.
  • Voting rights at the AGM.
  • Platform for the submission of matters for discussion at any committee meeting. A short motivation in writing will be required.
  • Access to and attendance of general meetings where matters concerning the industry are discussed. Copies of all minutes and reports of meetings/discussions.
  • Access to and attendance of the Technical Committee and Trade Committee.
  • Access to animal feed sales and raw materials utilisation statistics in the industry.
  • Access to and participation in joint actions regarding industry-related matters, for example animal feed regulations, import tariffs, SADC negotiations, EU negotiations, etc. where the interests of the entire industry are attended to.
  • Access to AFMA congresses, symposia and workshops at reduced prices.
  • Access to the AFMA Feed Registration Service for assistance with the submission of feed registration applications in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947.
  • Advertising of job opportunities and/or vacancies at member companies on the AFMA website and social media platforms, free of charge.
  • Membership fees are determined annually during the AFMA Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Full members manufacturing complete animal feeds less than 1 800 tons per month are levied monthly at a fixed amount. For 2016–17 the amount is R1 210.00 (VAT excluded).
  • Full members manufacturing complete animal feeds of 1 800 tons and more per month are levied monthly at a fixed rate per ton. For 2016–17 the rate is R0.795 per ton (VAT excluded).
  • Associate members are levied at a fixed amount per annum. For 2016–17 the amount is R14 520 (VAT excluded).