Members have access to the ACSSZ Library. The Library operates as follows:

  1. A refundable deposit of $10 for a book and $2 for a magazine has to be lodged.
  2. The fee for borrowing a book will be $2 for the first month and $4 for subsequent months.
  3. The fee for borrowing a magazine will be $1 for the first month and $2 for subsequent months (A set of magazines - please enquire with the Librarian.)
  4. A maximum of 1 set of magazines or 1 book may be taken out at a time, unless arranged with the Librarian.
  5. Books and magazines may be renewed for a maximum of 2 months to enable access for others. Popular books and magazines, where other members have requested the books or publication, may only be taken out for 1 month. Please liaise with the Librarian.
  6. Books and magazines not returned after 2 months or more will be considered lost, and the member will be required to pay the replacement cost of the book or magazine. In the case of books or magazines which are no longer in print, the committee will determine the replacement cost.
  7. Books and magazines should be treated with care. If they are damaged, borrowers will be asked to pay the replacement cost and the deposit will be held until this has been done.
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Aloes The Definitive Guide

A comprehensive list of the current books in the ACSSZ Library available above for download.

 Constant improvement of the ACSSZ Library is one of the Society's aims. As it is our endeavour to acquire the most up-to-date books, it will be necessary to purchase some books, which are well above the average price of $50.00. We ask all members:

- to donate any books that they are not using regularly or offer them for sale to the Society.

- offer books to the library for a limited time.

- books that would be wanted by the Society for the library will be valued by the committee and an offer will be made.

- more recent and up-to-date books on different plant topics will be ordered from publishers around the world as they become available and of course if the Society has funds for it.

Annual Membership fees

are due in January each year. Now is the time to renew. Remember for your dues, you get a monthly newsletter, free issues of Ingens as they are published and under normal conditions you are invited to at least 11 choice venues per year. Big-time Bargain Bonanza.

Step 1: complete the membership form and email

Step 2: pay and communicate your proof of payment:

Local Membership - US$10 single or per couple. US$5 pensioners. US$2 children

South Africa membership - US$10 per year

Regional and Foreign membership - US$40 per year.

Make payment to: A Committee Member in cash (US$) at the AGM or at the monthly meetings going forward. Be sure to bring US$ cash for the correct amount as change is a big problem. Alternately, make arrangements to drop off dues with Mike Caulfield (please make arrangements with Mike by messaging or calling him on 0772 241 286

Make payment into our Nostro Account:
CABS Nostro Michael Caulfield 11 25107839
Reference: kindly include your Surname as the deposit reference.

Payment using Western Union:

Visit any Western Union agent or on the Western Union site and quote: 

"Mike Caulfield" and ID "714896 W 00"

The sender will receive a mATCN code, which should be sent to 

+263 774 257 791 or

You may need to supply 2 email addresses as below: and

Funds are instantly routed to the Society in Zimbabwe

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CABS Platinum: Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society  Acc#: 1002 616 336
Reference: Kindly include your SURNAME as the deposit reference)

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Ecocash: 0772 255 784 (Doreen Richards) Please message your SURNAME and REFERENCE.


New members are very welcome and subscription details are available from the Honorary Secretary at:

by emailing

Payment of the annual subscription entitles members to participate in all functions and to enjoy all the facilities of the Society, and to receive the Society's publications, including Ingens the Society's biannual publication (number of publications may differ year to year), the monthly newsletter, Ortholopha and others, and have access to the specialised librarySeed BankAffiliations and ACSSZ resources.

Payment using World Remit - not for use after 2019.

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Use your bank account, debit card or credit card to transfer funds

Funds are instantly routed to the Societies EcoCash wallet in Zimbabwe

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The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe aims to meet on a regular monthly basis throughout the year with well attended and very interesting Outings, Functions and Events             The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe publishes a bi-annual full colour journal, "Ingens"...             Don't miss the renowned Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe's Rare Plant Sales...