The Heart Failure Society of South Africa, which is a special interest group of the SA Heart Association, has three classes of membership. These are:
Ordinary and associate members of HeFSSA have to be members of the SA Heart Association (SA Heart).
Ordinary members include cardiologists, specialist physicians, and other medical professionals (e.g. general practitioners, cardiovascular surgeons, health scientists, and members of pharmaceutical industry with an interest in heart failure practicing in South Africa).
Candidates for ordinary membership need to be supported by two ordinary members in good standing. Only Ordinary members shall be entitled to vote/or hold office in the Association.
Associate members include technologists, nurses or other health care professionals with an interest in heart failure.
Medical professionals with an interest in heart failure living outside South Africa are eligible for international membership.