Membership of The Ethics Institute (TEI) represents a commitment to:

  • Identifying with The Ethics Institute values of "Building an ethically responsible society"; and 
  • Showing commitment to advancing standards of ethical conduct in your sphere of influence. 

Types of membership

  • Organisational membership
  • Grant membership
  • Individual membership

Click here for our organisational members

Benefits of membership


  Ind Org
Right to use the "Member of The Ethics Institute" logo on corporate communications  

Certificate of membership on WebVault


Business Ethics Direct - weekly updates on Ethics related news locally and globally

The Ethics Brief - quarterly PowerPoint presentation on pertinent Ethics Management issues

The monthly TEI newsletter

Access to the resource centre at TEI's offices

Right to distribute above resources within the organisation  

Password restricted access to the searchable member's section on TEI website including

Business Ethics Direct Archives

Ethics Brief Archives

Newsletter Archives

Discounted rates to:

- Training courses

- Member workshops

Public recognition of membership on TEI's website    
Use of member logo on organisational marketing material  

Sponsorship exclusive to TEI's members  

Ethics related vacancy advertisements  
Discount on services, such as Ethics Risk Assessment, Ethics indicators, in-house training  
CPD Points on certain programmes presented by TEI partners


Organisational membership fees

Small Organisational membership category
(Small associations, foundations, centres, institutions, societies, clubs, non-profit companies)

Employee size 1 - 50 people


R3 551 
(Incl VAT)  

Medium organisational membership category
(Public and private educational institutions, professional councils and associations, medium commercial companies, local government departments)

Employee size 50 - 200 people


(Incl VAT)

Large organisational membership category
(Parastatals, national and provincial departments, large commercial companies, JSE listed companies)

Employee size 200 + people


R14 999 (Incl VAT)

Subsidiary organisational membership category
(In cases where the group company is registered as a large organisational member, subsidiary companies may register for their own organisational membership at a discounted rate)

R8 490

(Incl VAT)

Membership Plus category
Membership Plus applies to any of the above organisational member categories, but with the option of a once-off additional amount added to the registration fee, for a half-day ethics training event for the company board or management team
Small Membership Plus R12 508 (Incl VAT)
Medium Membership Plus R16 144 (Incl VAT)
Large Membership Plus R23 967 (Incl VAT)
Subsidiary Membership Plus

R16 950

(Incl VAT)


Grant Membership
Grant membership entitles members to the same benefits as Standard Membership, but the aim is to attract investments in The Ethics Institute's  mission of "building an ethical society" by supporting our non-billable work (voluntary work, presentations, research, general enquiries, support and advice, advocacy work, and the like).
For this membership, the first R14 150 is inclusive of VAT (that is the amount equivalent to Standard Membership). The remainder of the grant is a VAT-free donation to The Ethics Institute as a non-profit organisation. A Section 18A certificate will be issued in terms of the Income Tax Act of 1982.

  Annual fee
Grant membership R150 000 per annum


For more information on our Grant membership, please contact our Membership Manager for assistance.

Individual membership fees

  Annual fee
Standard fee R 912
(Incl VAT)
Discounted fees - for full-time students and special appeals considered on merit R 435
(Incl VAT)


In cases where individual membership is being paid for by an organisation, an additional charge of R541 (incl. VAT) will be charged to cover the cost of vendor registration and administration.

If your organisation becomes an organisational member, you would be able to receive the benefits of individual membership through your organisation by being placed on its internal distribution list.