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 1000 professionals in business and industry, public accounting, government, nonprofit and education, including those with the highly and students preparing for careers in the profession.
When you are a member of ABASA, you are a part of a network that provides with opportunities for growth and the opportunity of UBUNTU. ABASAs members share and promote a professional ethos – “Lifting as we Climb!”
As an ABASA member, you’ll receive:
Since 1986, the Association of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA) has set the standard of excellence for accounting professionals. With local branches and regional programs, the ABASA provides you with knowledge sharing, and networking.
We offer the following categories of membership:
General Member, being a natural person who is engaged in public, private, or government accounting or in teaching accounting who has obtained a recognised qualification from bona fide tertiary institution or are recognised by the accounting profession or the Company to have demonstrated equivalent professional competence or education in accounting or related disciplines;
Student Member, being a student who is in possession of an approved matriculation exemption certificate or equivalent thereof, and who shall at the time of the conferment or transfer, be a registered candidate pursuing studies leading to a degree (or equivalent) relevant to the accounting industry, at a bona-fide tertiary education establishment
Corporate Member, means a juristic entity which is interested in furthering or offering support in the furtherance of the Company’s Objects including promoting the advancement of Black Accountants in the industry and which, in addition, is motivated to support the activities of the Company and to appropriate the benefits derived therefrom.
Beyond individual growth, the ABASA membership allows members of our community to actively contribute to the development of black (i.e. ACI: Africans, Coloured, and Indian) professional accountants and aspiring accountants in order for them to meaningfully lead and participate in the economy and thereby advance the growth and development objectives of the African continent.
ABASA is becoming more and more recognized in business and we need to continue growing our stature. The ABASA membership allows members to network within the accounting profession, networking that can shape one’s career.