As a membership based Organisation, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) remains a critical governance component for the BWA. The National AGM is upon us and your participation is crucial for the accountability and transparency of the Organisation. The AGM is a platform for BWA Members to engage with the leadership and contribute to the discussions pertaining to the Organisation.

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General meeting (AGM) of the BWA will be held on Thursday, 28th September 2017 at 12h00 – 14h00 at 9 Country Estate Drive, Waterfall Business Estate, Jukskei View. The meeting will constitute for the purpose of providing feedback on the Financial and Operational Performance of the Organisation, the confirmation of the President and the Vice-President and also to amend portions of the Constitution.

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Presentation of Annual Financial Statements

Resolved to consider and endorse the Association’s audited annual financial statements, including the reports of the President, The National Treasurer and the auditors, for the year ended 31 December 2016.

Percentage of voting rights required to pass this resolution: 50% + 1 vote

Confirmation of appointment of President and Vice President

Resolved that the directors stipulated below in 1.1 and 1.2 be confirmed as President and Vice President of the Board:

  1. Ralinala Happy, effective 28th September 2017 (profile Attached)
  2. Tshaka Kgomotso, effective 28th September 2017 (profile Attached)


In terms of the BWA Constitution, the appointment by the Board of directors or any persons as directors of the Association during the year after the last AGM requires confirmation by Members at the first AGM of the Association following the appointment of such persons. The Board recommends to members that these appointments be confirmed.

Percentage of voting rights required to pass each of the abovementioned resolutions: 50% + 1 vote

Special Resolution – Amendment of Constitution

Resolved that the members approve by special resolution, the adoption of the proposed amendments to the Constitution.


The proposed amendments are intended to entrench the protection of the members by enhancing the governance processes by the BWA board.

Voting rights required to pass this resolution is 75%

Please find the 2017 Agenda, 2016 AGM Minutes, Audited Financial Statements, Branch Reports, BWA Constitution, BWA Constitution - Final Draft, Treasurer’s Report, Happy Ralinala Profile, Kgomotso Tshaka Profile. If you are unable to attend, please click below to download the Proxy Form and email to Regional Branch Co-Ordinator by 23rd September 2017

Constitution - Amended Section Action
Section A (c) New addition to the Constitution
7.3.1 New addition to the Constitution
7.3.4 Amendment
7.3.5 New addition to the Constitution
7.3.6 New addition to the Constitution
9.12 Amendment
10.5 Amendment
10.6 New addition to the Constitution
10.10.3 New addition to the Constitution
10.17 Amendment
11.1 Amendment
11.2 Amendment
12.2 Deletion
13.1 Amendment
13.4 New addition to the Constitution
14.1 Amendment
14.2 Amendment
14.3.5 -14.3.6 Amendment
16.3.2 Amendment
17.5 – 17.25.5 New addition to the Constitution
18.3 Amendment
20.1 Amendment
20.2 Amendment
20.3 Amendment
21.5 Amendment

Call for nominations

2017 South African woman in science awards

Theme: Women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) calls for nominations for the 2017 South African Women in Science Awards (WISA). The awards recognise and reward excellence by women scientists and researchers, and profile them as role models for younger women. The awards will be made to women who are South African citizens or permanent residents.

The theme for the 2017 WISA is Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work, which is the 2017 priority theme for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW).

Awards in the distinguished woman and distinguished young woman researcher categories will be made for research that responds to the theme in the fields of Natural (Life and Physical) and Engineering Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences. However, the DST Fellowships and TATA Scholarships are not restricted to the theme.

Awards will also be made to a special category within the theme which will award research and innovation (R&I) leading to demonstrable contribution in advancing women’s economic empowerment in the world of work.

To Nominate Visit:

For more information contact Mr Thembinkosi Magasela at 012 843 6338 or


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