There are three categories of members of the Association. The categories are full members who are railways in SADC, the associate members who are allied to railway industry and special members who are organizations or groups with vested interest in the railway industry. The rights and obligations of membership is set out in the SARA Constitution and or as determined by the SARA Board.
The current barrier in such a regional grouping is national statutory laws and regulations, bilateral agreements. Leadership of SARA is based on rotational selection of SARA President and Vice President on yearly basis based on criteria set in the SARA Constitution. The SARA members pay an annual subscription fee based on a formula with subscription fee ranging from USD24 436 to USD51 567. The Associate members pay a fixed membership fee.Download Sara Associate Membership Application Form Download Sara Full Membership Application Form