Detailed description of services

The African Association of Environmental and Resource Economists NPC t/a AFAERE is an academic association that offers paid membership for people and organisations interested in promoting research, capacity building, collaboration, information sharing, advocacy, visibility and impact of environmental and natural resource economics

Delivery policy

Subject to receipt of payment and approval of application, membership requests will be processed within 7 days and confirmation provided electronically

Refunds policy

Membership to AFAERE is subject to approval. In cases of non-approval, AFAERE will refund the payment in full within 30 days. Refunds on voluntary cancellation of membership will be calculated on a pro-rata basis and attract a 10% administration fee on the initial payment

Customer Privacy policy

AFAERE shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of users. For the purpose of this clause, “personal information” shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from: here

Payment options accepted

Payment may be made via Visa and MasterCard

Card acquiring and security

Card transactions will be acquired for AFAERE via PayGate (Pty) Ltd who are the approved payment gateway for all South African Acquiring Banks. PayGate uses the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) and no Card details are stored on the website. Users may go to view their security certificate and security policy

Customer details separate from card details

Customer details will be stored by AFAERE separately from card details which are entered by the client on PayGate’s secure site. For more detail on PayGate refer to

Merchant Outlet country and transaction currency

The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. Transaction currency is South African Rand (ZAR)


AFAERE takes responsibility for all aspects relating to the transaction including subscription services sold on this website, customer service and support, dispute resolution and confirmation of membership

Country of domicile

This website is governed by the laws of South Africa and AFAERE chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature


AFAERE may, in its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof at any time without notice

Company information

This website is run by (sole trader / private company / close corporation) based in South Africa

AFAERE contact details

Company Physical Address: School of Economics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, Cape Town, South Africa
Telephone: 0216505242