About

You really don’t have to be an architect to join VASSA!
Just be interested in your own backyard, and open to exploring things.
And if you are curious about the built landscape you’ll have fun, and get to know ‘as much about the Cape Dutch fantastic stuff as the simple things’, according to Society founder James Walton.
Though if you are an architect, here’s how you can benefit professionally …

Why You Should Join 

You enjoy ten monthly talks and outings a year given by experts, often with private access and exclusive viewing (from February to November).
These are intended as interactive opportunities to engage, be stimulated and informed.

TALKS are held on the third Tuesday of a month at 20h00. They are open to the public and free.
The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Campground and Mariendahl roads.

OUTINGS are usually on the last Saturday of a month, and vary between full and half day events.
These are restricted to members only and frequently take you places you just could not get to by yourself.

Plus there’s an ANNUAL EXCURSION / WEEKEND AWAY to a further-afield-destination (usually over the Heritage Day long-weekend in September.) This allows you the opportunity to explore in-depth, meet the locals, and make like-minded friends among the ”Vernaccers”.

How Things Work

We have a Code of Conduct by which members abide, and your payment indicates you accept and will comply with this code.

You are asked to wear your badge to all events.
Each year you’ll receive a small piece of coloured paper that you are asked to insert into your badge which acts as your proof of payment for the current year.
You’ll receive it in person from the Membership Secretary from March onwards.

Since VASSA is a not for profit society, membership fees are calculated to cover the running costs, wihile the annual excursion / weekend away is self-financing.
Rates are valid for the calendar year and inclusive (we do not levy additional charges per outing), with rare exceptions such as museum entrance fees.

Membership Rates 2020

R250 per individual
R400 per family, providing you share the same address
R500 per SACAP member, which includes all certificates issued for CPD points
There is a R20 surcharge fee for payment by cheque or cash to offset bank charges

See How to Pay online, or download a copy of the Membership Form to interact offline.