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DEFSA is the Design Education Forum of Southern Africa, a non-profit organisation provides a platform for ACADEMICS in the design education sector. Our members engage in research, best practice and networking through various mechanisms including a biennial conference, workshops and an interactive website that hosts peer reviewed and published research papers.

Membership to DEFSA is attained as an institution or as an individual. Individual members are categorised as Individual Professional Members or Individual Student Members.

Please complete the form below.

Your application will be processed within seven working days. Should your application be successful, you will receive an invoice for the required amount, that will be sent to the email address provided on the form.

Membership fees are payable by transfer into the DEFSA account as per the invoice. A receipt, membership certificate and relevant listing on the DEFSA website will be finalised once funds reflect in the DEFSA account.

FEES 2016

  • Institutional/Corporate Membership:  R4 000 per year
  • Individual: Professional member: R300 per year
  • Individual: Student member: R150 per year
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DEFSA conferences

DEFSA promotes relevant research with the focus on design + education through its biennial conferences, to promote professionalism, accountability and ethics in the education of young designers

Design Educators of South Africa...

With your support & active membership, the Design Educators Forum of Southern Africa can positively influence the young designer's formative training and promote all facets of design across Africa