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• ORGANISATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE FOR THE DEVELOPING WORLD • SOUTH AFRICA CHAPTER •
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Since the OWSD SA National Chapter was launched in 2009, there has been a steady annual increase in members. Members represent the following disciplines:

  • Life and Earth Sciences
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Full Membership: 

Is open to women scientists or technologists who have completed a Masters degree or higher in the sciences, engineering or related fields and who are committed to the objectives of the organisation, from developing and developed countries.

Associate Membership: 

Comprises men and women who have completed a Master’s degree or higher in science, technology, social sciences or humanities at a recognised university and who are committed to the objectives of the Organisation.

Affiliate Members: 

Are women scientists who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the sciences, engineering or related fields and who are committed to the objectives of the Organisation.  

How to Join

Membership Application Process

To become a member of OWSD, you simply register on the OWSD International website (https://owsd.net). Register at https://owsd.net/user/register. Registration will require your updated curriculum vitae, list of publications where possible or available, your passport size photo and other information. Your information will be used for OWSD-related activities only. All persons who register should receive an automatic message that states: As an OWSD member you are also invited to join the National Chapter of your country. Full lists of OWSD National Chapters and the OWSD members in your region are available on our website.

Executive committee members

EXCO members of the OWSD South African National Chapter are:

  1. Prof Jennifer Thomson (Chair) - University of Cape Town
  2. Prof Sibusiso Moyo (Vice-Chair) - Durban University of Technology
  3. Prof Charlene Africa - University of the Western Cape
  4. Dr Valerie Manda - Clinpath Laboratories
  5. Dr Dalia Saad - University of South Africa
  6. Prof Olubukola Olurati Babalola - North West University
  7. Ms Dorothy Ngila - National Research Foundation