ABASA is the oldest and largest professional membership organization focused specifically on Africans and people of color in the accounting, finance and business-related fields. ABASA represents more than 2000 professionals in business and industry, public accounting, government, nonprofit and education, including students preparing for careers in the profession.

When you are a member of ABASA, you are a part of a network that provides opportunities for growth. ABASAs members share and promote a professional ethos – "Lifting as we Climb!"

As an ABASA member, you'll receive:

  • Opportunities to develop/refine leadership skills through leadership roles, negotiation, generating consensus, influencing without authority, presentation skills, team building, team management skills and more.
  • Member discount for all ABASA events including the Annual Convention
  • Recognition of leadership contributions through volunteer awards

Membership Types


  • General Membership
  • Trainee Membership
  • Student Membership


  • Corporate Membership
  • Business Membership

Membership Fees

Please note all the amounts on the website are VAT exclusive , please ensure payment is made according to the VAT inclusive amount reflected on your membership invoice.

Membership Period

The membership period for all membership types runs from 1 January to 31 December annually. Membership is not pro rated.

Payment Methods

Online payments:

Click on a package below and follow the application process through to payment. Should you be unsuccessful in paying online please use the alternative payment method below.


Click on a package below complete the application form to register an account.

Pay the amount of your selected membership to the following National banking details:

Bank: Standard Bank

Account Holder: Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA)

Account Number: 001819798

Account type: Business Current Account

Branch: Rosebank

Branch Code: 004305

Reference: Name and Surname per completed application form

Please email proof of payment to finance@abasa for payment allocation and activation of account.

**Important Note - All Branches need to make payment to the National bank account and follow the above mentioned application process to ensure membership is verifiable centrally in order to access membership benefits.

Should you experience any issues with the process please email and our back office team will assist you.

POPIA Compliance Statement:

The Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa ("ABASA") undertakes to take reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality and security of the data subject's personal information when it is disclosed to a third party and seeks to ensure that the third-party deals with the personal information in accordance with the instructions of the Company, applicable privacy laws and used only for the purposes for which it is disclosed.