National Treasurer Post on the Board of Trustees

The BWA seeks from within its membership a nomination for a National Treasurer. In terms of the BWA Constitution, the National Treasurer is an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees and an integral member of the Executive Committee. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with the BWA, and contribute to an organisation that empowers women.

The National Treasurer will be charged with overseeing the management and reporting of the BWASA’s finances, in cooperation with the Finance Manager and the Regional Treasurers. This position has a strong impact on the public perception, trust, and assurance of the Association.

The duties of the National Treasurer includes (amongst other) the following:

  • Financial Management and Oversight.
  • Cashflow Management.
  • Facilitating the Preparation and monitoring of Budgets.
  • Financial Reporting to the Board
  • Financial oversight of the branches (Policy Development)
  • Reviewing Financial Statements
  • Audits
  • Tax Management

Call for the nomination of candidates to serve as members of the businesswoman's association of South Africa Board

The Businesswomen’s Association hereby calls for nomination of candidates to serve its Board. Candidates who are industry leaders are encouraged to send through their nominations.

The Board’s fundamental responsibility is to oversee the strategic and non-strategic activities of the association and to conform to acceptable general board duties as set out in King III Corporate Governance. Nominated candidates should be members of the BWA and have sufficient knowledge, qualifications relating to the vision of the BWASA.

The following competencies are required in one of more are of the following disciplines:

  • Legal/ Corporate Governance and Compliance
  • Strategy/ marketing and Communications
  • Marketing/ Fundraising
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education/ Academic / Innovation / Research
  • Advocacy
  • Economics / Finance

A person may nominate herself.


Nominations Procedure:

  • Nomination should be submitted in writing and must contain the following:
    • Detailed CV, 1 page Motivation for appointment, Certified Copy of Identity Document and Qualifications, A letter of consent from the nominee to serve as a Board Member.
  • Background verification including criminal records and citizenship checks will form part of this selection process.
  • Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted members
  • No late Nominations will be accepted.

Nomination must be addressed to:

The Executive Director: The Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa KPMG Crescent, 85 Empire Road, Parktown, 2193

Or emailed to:

The closing date for the nominations is on the 31st August 2017 For Enquiries contact our offices on 011 484 4945

Invitation to the Prestigious 2017 BWA Businesswoman of the Year Awards

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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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