Friends of the South African National Gallery

Dear Friend,

We would like to remind you that your membership is due for renewal on 1st January 2017.  We would value your continued support for the Friends and the Iziko South African National Gallery.  The benefits of membership include free access to the National Gallery, information about exhibitions and workshops, as well as invitations to exhibitions and the full Friends' programme including walkabouts, lectures, social functions and visits to artists' studios.

Donations to help with our projects are always welcome. If you would like to send an extra contribution with your subscription it would be much appreciated. Please also consider joining under the new category of “Member Plus”. This means you will, in addition to joining in your personal capacity, sponsor a student who would otherwise not be able to join the Friends. This is part of our continued outreach efforts to build diverse audiences for the National Gallery.

If you know people who might enjoy becoming Friends, please share this link with them: And remember, membership of the Friends makes an ideal gift at this time of year.

We look forward to receiving your renewal soon thank you for your support.

Please ignore this letter if you have already paid your subscription for 2017.

Yours sincerely,


To renew your membership, please complete the renewal form either online (the simpler option), or by printing it and posting it manually.

If paying by EFT, please use "FONG 2017" followed by your initial and surname as a reference.


About the Friends

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Programs please see the What's on Calender 

Founded in 1968 the Friends (FONG) have been instrumental in acquiring important art works, sponsoring several innovative educational programmes and promoting the National Gallery in a variety of ways.

Friends activities include regular lectures, studio visits, exhibition walkabouts and opportunities to meet artists working and exhibiting in and around Cape Town

The Friends'  Secretary, Lizzie O'Hanlon can be contacted at the the Friends office at the South African National Gallery from 10h00 to 15h00, Tuesday to Thursday.

Please renew your membership of the Friends! Please encourage your friends to join!

Joining the Friends

Membership benefits

For information on membership benefits, click HERE

Download your membership form, click HERE

Membership categories

Membership subscriptions are for a calendar year.

Applications for a reduced fee in cases of need will be considered.

Annual Membership

  • Adult R 150.00
  • Pensioner (from the age of 60): R 75.00
  • Student (up to the age of 25 and holding a valid student card) R 75.00
  • Family (2 adults & 2 children under the age of 18): R 300.00
  • Institutions: R 300.00
  • Corporate: R 6,000.00

Special Members

  • Member Plus: membership fee plus R75 to sponsor membership for a deserving student
  • Friend of Friends R6,000 +

More information is available from the Friends' Secretary.


Contact Details
10:00 - 15:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The Friends'  Secretary, Lizzie O'Hanlon can be contacted at the the Friends office at the South African National Gallery from 10:00-15:00, Tuesday to Thursday.
The Friends of the SA National Gallery
Box 2420
Cape Town 8000
Government Avenue
Company's Garden
Cape Town
Phone: 021 481 3951
Fax: 021 467 4680