Call for Board Nominations

Call for Board Nominations

Dear Member


In line with the DFA Constitution you are hereby notified that the Annual General Meeting will take place on 28 August 2023 at 16:00 – 18:00 via Zoom and in person. The venues will be in Cape Town and in Johannesburg and we will link the two venues with Zoom. Members in other areas can also join virtually.  You will receive a link to join 24 hours before the meeting. If you cannot attend, you will still be able to vote online, but please also appoint a proxy in order to establish a quorum at the meeting. The minutes of the previous AGM and other materials are attached for your convenience below. If you need to still pay your DFA member fee, please do so or contact to make payment arrangements. We know times are tough so rather chat to us than letting your membership lapse!


We are very grateful to all who pay their membership fees, but there is another way to support our work – as a Board Member! We call for nominations for new board members and encourage you to put your own name forward too. There are many options for portfolios to get involved in:

International Strategic Relations
Local Strategic Relations
Capacity Building and Fundraising
Member Benefits
Professional Development
DocLove film screenings
DocShare knowledge share webinars
DocChat webinars


  • Existing board members need no nomination, but need to confirm that they are members in good standing (fully paid up), and that they are prepared to stand for another cycle. Their standing has to be seconded.
  • Full Members may nominate themselves or may be nominated by another Full member. If they are nominated by another member, the nominee needs to confirm via email that they accept the nomination. Nominees must be members in good standing (paid up members).
  • Nominations for board members will close at 12h00 noon on 18 August 2023.
  • Candidate profiles will be made available to members during the voting period (21-28 August) and the voting link will be sent to paid up members.
  • Only Members in good standing (members who have valid membership on 21 August) will receive access to the electronic voting process.
  • Every voting member will get the electronic voting link and the system will only allow one person to vote per link to ensure that every member only votes once. On completion of the survey, please make sure that you enter your name in the space provided. It will NOT connect your name to the ballot (which is completely secret), but will assist us to establish a quorum.
  • Voting will be open from 12:00 noon on 21 August and close again at 13:00 on 28 August 2023. Voting results will be announced during the AGM that afternoon.
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