There shall be the following categories of membership:
(1) Ordinary Membership is open to persons with at least an Honours degree in African Languages. Membership may, however, be conferred on someone who does not satisfy this requirement at the discretion of the Board of the Association or its Executive Committee.
(2) Honorary Membership may be conferred by the Board on persons who have made outstanding contributions to the field and the Association.
(3) Corporate Membership is open to all corporations. Membership fees shall be four times that of ordinary membership. In addition, each corporate member is entitled to three additional copies of all ALASA publications on request. All correspondence should be directed to a specific person representing the corporate membership. Only one vote shall be allowed per corporate membership.
(4) Life Membership will be available to any ordinary member of ALASA, subject to the payment of sixteen times the annual membership fee at any given time.
The Board shall determine the membership fees. Due payment of fees shall automatically entitle a member to receipt of the Journal and also receive other publications of the Association at a reduced cost where possible.
The Board may suspend the membership of any member for due cause, e.g. in the case of overdue fees.
Ordinary and Honorary as well as Corporate and Life Members may exercise their right to vote on any activities of the Association when personally present.