Fees & Charges

payable by members of the cmsa

Annual Subscriptions FeeVat 15%Total
Associate Founders, Associates, Fellows, Members  and CertificantsR1304.35R195.65R1500
Diplomates   R756.52R113.48R870
Low income countries:    
Associate Founders, Associates, Fellows, Members  and CertificantsR800R120R920
Retired MembersR130.43R19.57R150
Joining Fee:  Fellowship and Certificate by Peer ReviewR 2182.61R327.392 510.00

(The charge for the hire of gowns by new Fellows, Members, Certificants and Diplomates is included in their examination fees)

Occasional Hire:FeeVat 15%Total
Gown and hoodR452.17R67.83R520
Gown onlyR278.26R41.74R320
Hood onlyR182.61R27.39R210.00
Purchase of HoodsR713.04R106.96R820

payable by the cmsa

(Paid in addition to accommodation) at least one night away from spent away from home on CMSA business.

Senators, examiners and staff (local)R522 per day
CMSA delegates (overseas)Rate as per SARS schedule
Different rates per country
Honorarium (local subsistence)
Local examiners : R 522 per day less PAYE of 25% (R130.50

Catering per person per day during exams (including teas & coffees) *

(Catering for examiners and exam staff)


Patients brought in for examinations

(Including lunches and transport)

R470 per day
Dinner for Examiners (per head) ‐ One dinner per examR450

* Catering for candidates only on approval prior to the exam ‐ Exceptional circumstances

Remuneration for Secretarial Assistance / Administrative services / Role‐player

(not applicable to CMSA staff)

Hours worked @R130 per hour

There is a ceiling of R5,000 (50 hours) for persons providing secretarial assistance to the CMSA at examination time. Claims in respect of secretarial assistance rendered have to be supported by a special recommendation for payment signed by the examination Convenor.

(Identity and tax numbers must be forwarded before payments can be processed)

Laboratory Technologists/TechniciansR260 per hour
Enrolled nurses (off duty) R260 per hour
Nurses (on duty)R230 per hour


R230 per hour

Clinical Coordinators

R230 per hour
Cleaning StaffR210 per hour

Claims for reimbursement in the above categories also have to be supported by a special recommendation for payment signed by the examination Convenor.

Travel Reimbursement (prescribed by the Minister of Finance)R4.64 per km