Annual Membership and Subscription Fees

Basic membership in SAfA includes either an Online or Print version of Nyame Akuma.  You may initiate or renew your membership for 1 to 6 years.  Life membership is also available. Individual membership fees for 2020 are as follows:

Membership with Online Subscription to Nyame Akuma,  per year
African Member resident in Africa FREE
African Student resident in Africa  FREE
Retired/Student Member resident outside Africa  $15
Post-Docs resident outside Africa $25
Regular Member resident outside Africa $35
Life Member $500


Membership with Hard Copy of Nyame Akuma (plus online access) per year
African Member resident in Africa $20
African Student resident in Africa  $20
Retired/Student Member resident outside Africa  $40
Post-Docs resident outside Africa $50
Regular Member resident outside Africa $60
Life Member $500

As a benefit of SAfA membership, you have the option of subscribing to either or both journals below at discounted subscription rates. Journal subscriptions must be renewed annually. Please note that these subscription rates are for individuals only; we cannot process institutional subscriptions to these optional journals.

Optional Journals

African Archaeological Review

  • Full (includes print and online access) - $44
  • African Resident/Student/Retired (print & online)  - $30

Journal of African Archaeology

  • Print OR online* subscription - $68
  • For print AND online* subscription - $133

Please select the appropriate membership link:

If you are an  African resident in Africa and are only initiating or renewing free membership, with no purchase of journals or Nyame Akuma hard copy, use this form.

All other memberships and journal purchases, please use the SAfA Online payment page 

When you open the page, you will select whether you are a new or renewing member. For renewals, the form will ask you to fill in your email and password, with a look-up feature to get that. Once you enter this, your most current information will automatically fill the boxes. You can make changes as appropriate.

As you move down and fill out the form, you'll note that you now have the opportunity to become a member for up to 6 years. This will only be for your SAfA membership and not for optional journals, which must be renewed annually.  Finally, some of the optional journal rates are dependent on your membership status. Please select your individual membership first (student, retired, African resident in Africa, regular). Once you do that, the correct optional journal rates will be displayed.

The online payment system is run through Rice University and utilizes the most current and stringent security measures. 

SAfA membership and subscription payments can be made online, with either a credit card or check, on our Membership payment page. This page integrates online membership registration and payment and will guide you to create a password, which you will use to access your SAfA information, Nyame Akuma online. Once complete, the system will send an email confirmation/receipt for subscriptions and payments made.

Please note that credit card charges will show up on your statement as:


If you encounter any problems or have questions, please contact the treasurer Brian Clark (

We strongly encourage members to register online, but if you are unable to pay online, you can still send in membership forms (see below) via post (Brian Clark, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 300 Pulteney St., Geneva, NY 14456) or email.

Membership Form, Word

Membership Form, PDF