The quickest or fastest way is to click Apply for membership and follow the easy steps.
The minimum period of cover is 6 months, but check with your embassy / academic institution, as they might insist on a 12 month minimum.
You complete all your details on the online application form and pay online with a credit card (VISA or MasterCard). You need to pay upfront for the period of cover.
Please check whether your bank allows you to make international payments if you are applying from outside South Africa.
As soon as your payment is successful, you will receive a confirmation of membership letter sent to your email. Please ensure that you provide the correct email address.