SAMRO adopted the new Memorandum of Incorporation (“the MOI”) at the AGM on 29 November 2013. Prior to the adoption of the MOI, SAMRO conducted country-wide consultations with members on the adoption of the MOI. Members across the country raised concerns with certain aspects of the MOI and wanted these to be amended before the MOI was adopted.

At the AGM, members raised more concerns, particularly with regard to certain definitions under clause 1.2 of the MOI. Members, however, decided to adopt the MOI on the proviso that the MOI would be amended in 2014.

SAMRO is, in accordance with the resolution taken at the AGM, conducting country-wide consultations to solicit input on the amendment of the MOI. Members are free to propose any amendments/additions to the MOI. The SAMRO team will note members’ suggestions, comments and proposals. These will be presented to the Board for its consideration. A draft version of the amended MOI will be circulated to all members prior to the 2014 AGM. The amended MOI, with members’ proposals will be tabled for adoption at the 2014 AGM.

Sessions on the amendment of the MOI will be held as follows:



Date:           15 April 2014

Venue:        BAT Centre, 45 Maritime Place, Victoria Embankment, Durban

Time:          10h00 to 114h00



Date:          17 & 29 April 2014,

Venue:       SAMRO Place, 20 De Korte Street, Braamfontein

Time:         10h00 to 14h00; and


Cape Town 

Date:         23 April 2014

Venue:      To be confirmed

Time:         10h00 to 14h00. 

Please make every effort to attend and be heard.