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Become a Mensa Member

Become a Mensa member!

Find your niche: whatever your interests are, you are highly likely to find some of our members that share those same, or similar interests!

Mensa South Africa currently has chapters in Gauteng (Johannesburg and Pretoria), Western Cape (Cape Town and Winelands), and KwaZulu-Natal.

Chapters offer monthly speaker events, social gatherings, and arrange interesting and unusual activities.


Membership of Mensa is possible by achieving a qualifying score on a Mensa approved intelligence test. Testing* sessions are held regularly in our major regions, mostly on Saturdays and last approximately two hours. The cost of testing is R130 person. Students in possession of a valid student ID pay R 100 per person. 

There are two tests*, the one is language based and is available in English or Afrikaans. The other test is completely pattern based (no language bias). If you achieve a qualifying score (among the top 2% of the population) in either test, you will be invited to join Mensa!

* Our tests are only offered to candidates aged 16 and over. Candidates below this age will need to be tested by a registered psychologist and submit their results to our National Supervisory Psychologist for vetting.

Contact us now to book your test.

You are permitted to undertake private testing by a registered psychologist and submit your test details to our National Supervisory Psychologist for verification. Please contact our Administrator if you require more information.