Club Management Association of Southern Africa is the recognised mouthpiece, listening post, guide and mentor for social, sporting, recreation, country and resort Clubs across South Africa.
HISTORY OF CLUB MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
The Club Management Association of Southern Africa is an association arising out of the merger of Associated Clubs of Southern Africa and Golf Clubs & Associations of Southern Africa in July 2005.
Associated Clubs of Southern Africa has its roots dating back to 1927 when there was a perceived need for licensed clubs in the Transvaal to form a body able to speak to the Government of the day on matters of common interest. Intermittently since 1927, the Association became dormant and was revitalised with the last revitalisation proving the need for such an association’s existence. Golf Clubs & Associations of Southern Africa started in October 1997, representing golf clubs and related industries. The reason for the merger was the members’ needs to be represented by one body and therefore to speak with a “louder voice”. In an industry that was fragmented by two representative associations with common membership, work was duplicated and the membership were unsure who their representative body was. All these issues are now behind the CMASA as they move into a new era of representation of the club industry in South Africa.