Terms & Conditions

www.saoga.org.za (the Site) enables Users to pay online for membership and events fees. LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT

All Users are bound by these terms and conditions (T’s & C’s) and by browsing or using the Site in any way, you hereby acknowledge that you have read and accepted these T’s & C’s.

If you do not agree to these T’s & C’s, do not continue to use the Site. Your continued use of the Site will constitute acceptance of the T’s & C’s, unmodified by you.


1.1 For the purpose of this contract (T’s and C’s relating to the web-page www.saoga.org.za and the sales made through it) the website www.saoga.org.za henceforth will be referred to as SAOGA

1.2 The definitions and rules of interpretation in this document apply in these conditions.

SAOGA: (South African Oil And Gas Alliance) an NPC (Not for Profit) incorporated and registered in the Republic of South Africa with the company registration number 2003/027/66808 whose registered office is at Studio 604, 6th Floor, 4 Loop Street, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa, who shall be the supplier of the Services.

Buyer, User or You: (The Customer): The person, firm or company, who visits the Site, browses the Site and or who purchases Services from the Site and SAOGA

Contract: Any contract between SAOGA and the Buyer for the sale and purchase of services, incorporating these conditions.

Delivery: Completion of delivery of a Service by the Buyer or its nominated agent taking physical possession of the services.

Delivery Date: The date on which the Service is delivered and taken possession of by the Buyer.

Goods or Products: Any services agreed to be supplied to the Buyer by SAOGA (including any part or parts of them).

Order: All Electronic Orders placed by a User of the Site for Services on offer on the Site.

Purchase: A purchase agreement between a User of www.saoga.org.za  and SAOGA.

The Site: www.saoga.org.za

1.3 A reference to a particular law is a reference to it as it is in force for the time being taking account of any amendment, extension, application or re-enactment and includes any subordinate legislation for the time being in force made under it.

1.4 Words in the singular include the plural and in the plural include the singular.

1.5 Condition headings do not affect the interpretation of these conditions.


2.1 The Terms and Conditions set forth in this document can from time to time be amended by SAOGA’s management without prior notice to the User.

2.2 The Contract shall be on these conditions to the exclusion of all other T’s and C’s (including any T’s and C’s which the Buyer purports to apply under any purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document).

2.3 These T’s and C’s apply to all SAOGA’s online sales through the Site and any variation to these T’s and C’s and any representations about the services shall have no force or effect unless expressly agreed to in writing and signed by the Director of SAOGA. The Buyer acknowledges that it does not rely on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on behalf of SAOGA which is not set out in the Contract. Nothing in these T’s and C’s shall exclude or limit SAOGA’s liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.

2.4 No order placed by the Buyer shall be deemed to be accepted until conformation of payment for the Order have been received and confirmed by SAOGA designated bank and SAOGA. The Services remain the Property of SAOGA until payment has been confirmed by SAOGA’s designated Bank.

2.5 The Buyer shall ensure that the Terms of his/hers Order and any applicable specification thereof are complete and accurate, including the delivery address.

2.6 Any quoted prices on the Site are subject to change at SAOGA’s absolute discretion.


3.1 The quantity and description of the services shall be as set out in SAOGA’s records which shall stand as absolute proof of what Order the Buyer made. It is the Buyers responsibility to make sure that all invoices are correct and as per the Buyers Purchase Order.


4.1 The Site will enable Users to place electronic orders (Order) for one or more services offered, for so long as such services are still available and have not sold out.

4.2 A Purchase Agreement between the Buyer and SAOGA (Purchase) only comes into effect if the Buyer electronically submits a properly completed Order for one or more service in the Buyer’s shopping basket and payment is either authorised or received by SAOGA into its bank account.

4.3 Services cannot be reserved for later Purchase, and placing a Service in the Buyer’s shopping basket without completing the Purchase does not constitute an Order for, or a Purchase of, such service. Consequently, prior to actual Purchase, SAOGA may remove any Service from the Buyer’s shopping basket if there is no longer availability. The Buyer then cannot hold SAOGA liable if any Service is not available when you attempt to complete the Purchase at a later stage.

4.4 The invoice of the Buyer’s Purchase will be available online at the time the payment for the Goods have successfully been approved by SAOGA designated Bank.


5.1 SAOGA’s Prices are based on type of service, thus the Prices for the service will vary from time to time.

5.2 All Prices indicated on the Site is in Rand Value Terms. If the Buyer is to pay the Price other than in South African Rand’s, the Price shall be calculated as the Rand equivalent of the published Price using the currency exchange rate of SAOGA’s bank which applies at the time that the Order is made.


SAOGA only allows the following methods of Payment for Orders from the Site:

6.1 Credit Card

6.2 EFT (Electronic Funds Transfers)

6.3 Debit Card


At the time of placing the Order, the transaction details are presented to the Bank and an Authorisation is obtained for the amount of the specific Order.

  • If such an authorisation is obtained, payment is usually immediate.
  • If such an order is not obtained, the Order will be cancelled.

The Buyer warrants that he/she is fully authorised to use the credit/debit card supplied for the purpose of paying the Order and that the credit/debit card has sufficient available funds to cover all the costs incurred as a result of using the Service.


Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) from the Buyers Bank Account to the Bank Account of SAOGA is another method of completing an Online Purchase. Once the Buyer performs the checkout and select the EFT option, then an email will be sent to the Buyer with full instructions on completing the Purchase.

6.3 No Payment shall be deemed to have been received until SAOGA have received cleared funds and notification thereof from SAOGA’s designated Bank. A notification will be sent to the Buyer once the transaction has been completed.


7.1 Subject to the Buyer having a right to cancel the order pursuant to these Terms, all sales are final. However, SAOGA does subject to the Terms of this clause, recognise that there may be occasions when it is appropriate to accept cancellations from the Buyer and SAOGA shall, on a case by case basis, consider doing so. For the purposes of this clause, any service which the Buyer wants to return shall be referred to as “cancelled service”.

7.2 SAOGA will, in any circumstances, only accept cancellation if the following conditions are met:

(a) The buyer has to promptly contact SAOGA via Email info@saoga.co.za or by telephone at 021 425 8840, in order to notify SAOGA about the intent to cancel an Order.  

(f) SAOGA reserve the right to refuse cancellation of service should SAOGA deem them to be unsuitable for resale.


If the Buyer wants to cancel any services that were purchased from SAOGA for any reason permitted under these cancellations policies, the Buyer must in all instances first notify SAOGA thereof and inform SAOGA of the reason for the cancellation by contacting SAOGA either by:


  • Should the Buyer be entitled to a refund for any reason, such a refund shall be made to the Buyer via an EFT payment from SAOGA’s Bank account to the designated bank account of the Buyer.
  • The Bank account details of the Buyer will be requested at such time at which the Credit Note has been issued to the Buyer for the Goods returned, such a request will only be via Email correspondence. A person from SAOGA’s Finance department will contact the Buyer telephonically to notify the buyer and to authenticate such an email.


9.1 The price for the services and all other charges shall be inclusive of any Value Added Tax. (Applicable to all services delivered within the borders of the Republic of South Africa)

9.2 If the Buyer is from outside of the Republic of South Africa and orders services for delivery outside the Republic of South Africa, then Value Added Tax will not be charged on those services.


10.1 The following provisions set out the entire financial liability of SAOGA (including any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents and sub-contractors) to the Buyer in respect of:

(a)Any breach of these conditions.
(b) Any use made or resale by the Buyer of any of the Services, or of any product incorporating any of the services.
(c) Any representation, statement or tortious act or omission including negligence arising under or in connection with the Contract.

10.2 All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

10.3 Nothing in these conditions excludes or limits the liability of SAOGA:

(a) For death or personal injury caused by SAOGA’s negligence; or
(b) for any matter which it would be illegal for SAOGA to exclude or attempt to exclude its liability; or

10.4 Subject to condition 10.2 and condition 10.3:

(a) SAOGA’s total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Contract shall be limited to, at SAOGA’s sole election, of the price paid for the Goods.
(b) SAOGA shall not be liable to the Buyer for any pure economic loss, loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill or otherwise, in each case whether direct, indirect or consequential, or any claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (howsoever caused) which arise out of or in connection with the Contract.


11.1 Each right or remedy of SAOGA under the Contract is without prejudice to any other right or remedy of SAOGA whether under the Contract or not.

11.2 If any provision of the Contract is found by any court, tribunal or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be wholly or partly illegal, invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable it shall to the extent of such illegality, invalidity, voidness, voidability, unenforceability or unreasonableness be deemed severable and the remaining provisions of the Contract and the remainder of such provision shall continue in full force and effect.

11.3 Failure or delay by SAOGA in enforcing or partially enforcing any provision of the Contract shall not be construed as a waiver of any of its rights under the Contract.

11.4 Any waiver by SAOGA of any breach of, or any default under, any provision of the Contract by the Buyer shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default and shall in no way affect the other terms of the Contract.

11.5 The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all aspects of the Contract shall be governed by the Laws governing South Africa and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the South African courts.


PLEASE NOTE: We always recommend that all services within this Site are checked for their suitability of purpose to any application process.