Timeline for the SACBW

1988: First official gathering of ‘Sakevroueklub’ and ‘Nasionale Raad vir Sakevroue’ (NRS) established by Rika Venter who served as the first President

1989: First NRS congress and Marike de Klerk appointed as ‘beskermvrou’ (Patron) of the NRS

1990: First ‘sektorale’ congress and NRS attends AHI congress

1988-90

Second president: Annique Theron

1991

Third president: Kotie Botha;
+- Five business women’s clubs have been established

1992

Fourth president: Erna Pretorius

1993

Fifth president: Retha Nel (now Rossouw)

President: Retha Nel (Rossouw); Agreement of cooperation between the NRS and Ladies’ wing of the Indian Merchant’s chamber

1994-5

Sixth President Theresa van der Merwe

1996

Seventh president: Winda Visser (now Austin-Louve)

1997-9

Eighth President: Rita Aucamp

2000

Ninth President: Hermine Wilken (now Lourens)

2001-3

Tenth President: Janine Myburgh

2004-5

Eleventh President: Diana Becker

2006-7

Twelth President: Elise Coetser; Re-introduction of the ‘Business Woman of the Year” Competition; Website developed and implemented

2008-9

Thirteenth President: Thelma Mathamelo

2010

Fourteenth President: Melinda Stark; BWOY new look launched

President: Melinda Stark; Partnership with “The Job Club” as the cause of the SACBW established; 1st Business Expo combined with Annual Congress

President: Melinda Stark; refreshing of SACBW logo and redesign and implementation of interactive website; Constitution revised and updated

President: Melinda Stark; Official MOU with “The Job Club” signed; re-registration as NPO. Strategic plan set in place for the future of the SACBW; Signatory at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between AHI, COGTA and SALGA in Parliament

2010-3

Fifteenth President: Hester du Bruyn; founding and establishment of iDuc as an NPO; New MOU with AHI signed

2014

Sixteenth President: Cerita Nagy; NPO registration finalised; Updated corporate identity; Implemented Regional Congresses

President: Cerita Nagy; Started yearly Mentor & Young Entrepreneur High Tea

2015-6

Seventeenth President: Diana Jansen (3 months) thereafter Ancois van Zyl was the Acting President until December

2017

Re-engineering of the SACBW by the Honourary Life Members Team: Melinda Stark (CEO) Hester du Bruyn (Treasurer) Cerita Naggy (Social Media) Elise Coetser (Strategist) and Winda Austin-Louve (SBi President)

2018

1988-90

‘Sakevroueklub’ established

Rika Venter and ‘Sakevroueklub’
in various newspapers
and magazines

First ‘Sakevroue’ newspaper

First official gathering of ‘Sakevroueklub’ and ‘Nasionale Raad vir Sakevroue’ (NRS) established by Rika Venter who served as the first President

First NRS congress and Marike de Klerk appointed as ‘beskermvrou’ (Patron) of the NRS

First ‘sektorale’ congress and NRS attends AHI congress

1991

Second president: Annique Theron

1992

Third president: Kotie Botha; +- Five business women’s clubs have been established

1993

Fourth president: Erna Pretorius

1994-5

Fifth president: Retha Nel (now Rossouw)

President: Retha Nel (Rossouw); Agreement of cooperation between the NRS and Ladies’ wing of the Indian Merchant’s chamber

1996

President: Retha Nel (Rossouw); Agreement of cooperation between the NRS and Ladies’ wing of the Indian Merchant’s chamber

1997-9

Seventh president: Winda Visser (now Austin-Louve)

2000

Eighth President: Rita Aucamp

2001-3

Ninth President: Hermine Wilken (now Lourens)

2004-5

Tenth President: Janine Myburgh

2006-7

Eleventh President: Diana Becker

2008-9

Twelth President: Elise Coetser; Re-introduction of the ‘Business Woman of the Year” Competition; Website developed and implemented

2010

Thirteenth President: Thelma Mathamelo

2010-3

Fourteenth President: Melinda Stark; BWOY new look launched

President: Melinda Stark; Partnership with “The Job Club” as the cause of the SACBW established; 1st Business Expo combined with Annual Congress

President: Melinda Stark; refreshing of SACBW logo and redesign and implementation of interactive website; Constitution revised and updated

President: Melinda Stark; Official MOU with “The Job Club” signed; re-registration as NPO. Strategic plan set in place for the future of the SACBW; Signatory at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between AHI, COGTA and SALGA in Parliament

2014

Fifteenth President: Hester du Bruyn; founding and establishment of iDuc as an NPO; New MOU with AHI signed

2015-6

Sixteenth President: Cerita Nagy; NPO registration finalised; Updated corporate identity; Implemented Regional Congresses

President: Cerita Nagy; Started yearly Mentor & Young Entrepreneur High Tea

2017

Seventeenth President: Diana Jansen (3 months) thereafter Ancois van Zyl was the Acting President until December

2018

Re-engineering of the SACBW by the Honourary Life Members Team: Melinda Stark (CEO) Hester du Bruyn (Treasurer) Cerita Naggy (Social Media) Elise Coetser (Strategist) and Winda Austin-Louve (SBi President)