Why become a member of SACOTA?

Becoming a member of SACOTA offers you and the organisation(s) you represent the opportunity to be part of a leading Trade Association that promotes your interests, both nationally as well as internationally.

SACOTA membership provides you with the following benefits:

Support Services

SACOTA supports and promotes your interest through representation and liaison with major role-players in the industry, including GOSA, GSA, AFMA, NCM, GSI, Government Departments, Parastatals, financial institutions, value chain role-players and related service providers.

Our comprehensive support also includes dissemination of relevant industry information and updates on legislative developments. Members receive regular industry reviews, current market situational analysis, information on production, trade and consumption, and the latest developments around public announced prices, import/export rates and national policy developments.


SACOTA offers various self-development opportunities through training and educational initiatives such as seminars, general interactive sessions, workshops, SETA accredited industry-specific training programmes and informal networking opportunities.

Arbitration Services

Our members benefit from dispute resolution services performed by AFSA, including assistance with the arbitration process and contract management.


As a SACOTA member, you will have the opportunity to play an active role in the Association’s work through our functional committees and working groups, including the: CELC, Maize Forum Steering Committee, Wheat Forum Steering Committee, Sorghum Forum Steering Committee, Sunflower and Soy Bean Forum, Oilseeds Advisory Committee, Sorghum Trust, Oil and Protein Trust, Trade Environment Group, Transport Working Group, SAFEX APD, SAGIS, SAGAS, AFSA, SAGL, Agro-Logistics Steering Committee, Grain Value Chain, GOSA, GSA, AFMA and NCM.

Your growing interests – always on top of our agenda

SACOTA continually focuses its efforts toward promoting its members’ interests and will go to any length to ensure the industry is adequately represented during decision-making processes. It actively engages in the import and export markets and various processes undertaken by the regulatory bodies.