About Us

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Southern Africa (IOM3 SA) is an institute focussing on the Rubber and Polymer Industry.  We are an overseas branch of IOM3 (UK), and operate independently in South Africa. 
The Constitution of the IOM3 Southern Africa was inaugurated in September 1958 and amended in July 2014

Internationally the IOM3 has a membership of over 18 000 representing a combination of scientific, technical and human resources which links industry, government, research and the academic world.
Locally, Southern Africa has a membership of over 120 members from a variety of backgrounds, from students to company CEOs to Sales Executives.
Membership Benefits
IOM3 SA Members are grouped into branches according to the region in which they reside (i.e. Northern Branch, KwaZulu Natal Branch and the Eastern Cape Branch). Each Branch hosts regular member meetings which gives members the opportunity to network and to enjoy a lecture by an individual within in the industry.
Members also receive a complimentary copy of the Southern African Polymer Technology magazine.
Nationally, the Institute hosts a biennial conference, which is well supported by local and international presenters, sponsors and delegates.
The IOM3 SA also hosts a biennial Foundation Lecture (in the year when the conference is not taking place). This prestigious dinner attracts local members and includes a lecture by a well-known industry player, who receives the William Sage Medal.
Patron members
Patron members will enjoy the following benefits:
• One free individual membership (with the same benefits as above)
• Inclusion of their company name on the Regional and National letterheads
• Inclusion of their company name and logo on the IOM3 SA website (with a link to the company's website)
• Inclusion of their company name on marketing material for various national events
Student membership
This is for individuals who are under the age of 25 and who are studying towards a degree or diploma in a chemical discipline

Membership Application Form 
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