Memberships

ABASA is the oldest and largest professional membership organization focused specifically on Africas 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


Individuals


  • General Membership
  • Trainee Membership
  • Student Membership

Companies



  • Corporate Membership
  • Business Membership


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.


EFT:


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 communications@abasa .org.za 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 communications@abasa.org.za and our back office team will assist you.

  • General
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 650
  • Trainee Accountant
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 250
  • Student
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 100
  • Corporate
    Duration
    12 months
    # of card holders
    5
    Package price
    R 50,000
  • Business Forum
    Duration
    12 months
    # of card holders
    2
    Package price
    R 12,500

    As part of ABASA's overall strategy it is one of the organization's objectives to facilitate opportunity for ABASA members to actively participate in the economic decisions and socio-economic development.


    For black business to lead the economic agenda and be at the cutting edge of economic development and economic transformation in South Africa as well as the rest of the continent. This includes black business being counted amongst the titans of industry in the economy sectors in which our members play.



    Membership Benefits

    • Directors' individual membership fees will be free for the first two directors
    • Free entry into the Business Forum events
    • Access to markets and enterprise development programmes
    • Organisational capacitation
    • Training and development
    • Personal wealth education
    • Inclusion in special nation building projects
  • Past Presidents Council
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 1,000