Businesswoman of the Year Award: Call for Nominations Now Open!

Nominations for the 37th BWA Annual Businesswoman of the Year Awards is now officially open. The awards are sponsored by Sasol and is the most prestigious awards to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution of women in business, the economy and the greater community in South Africa.

The awards evening every year features stunning entertainment, a prominent business speaker and gala dinner to celebrate exceptional women. The 2017 awards will take place on Thursday, 07 September 2017 at Sandton Convention Centre. The “Winning Women” awards magazine (high gloss, approx. 100 000 copies) published in partnership with City Press as part of these award will be published on the Sunday newspaper on 10 September 2017. The magazine is also distributed to 500 delegates on the awards evening. To advertise contact:

For more information contact: 011 484 4549 or email

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Closing date for nomination:13 April 2017

2017 Regional Business Achiever Awards

Nominations now open!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Regional Business Achiever Awards! Contact your branch for more information.

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BWA Introduces its Student Chapter at University of the Witwatersrand (Wits university)

From left: Itumeleng Makgato (BCOM student at Wits), Wrenelle Stander (VP: Corporate Affairs and Real Estate at Sasol) and Boikhutso Mokoto (BCOM student at Wits)

The student chapter programme is an initiative of the BWA designed to advance and enhance young women’s leadership skills while exposing them to diverse leadership opportunities. The programme was launched at Wits university on Monday, 30 January 2017. Itumeleng Makgato and Boikhutso Mokoto, both final year BCOM students are the driving force behind this initiative. The BWA hopes to rollout this initiative at 2 more universities by end of 2017.


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