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What is BSTEP?

BSTEP (Black Science, Technology and Engineering Professionals) is a non-profit advocacy organisation with the aim of advancing black excellence in Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation.
BSTEP is a non-profit organization that has been at the forefront of advancing black SET excellence since 2005. Its mission is embedded in supporting historically disenfranchised majority to pursue science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) as well as to use STEM for economic development for all South Africans. In this regard BSTEP wishes to enhance its marketing and communications features to build on its past successes and to position itself as a partner in the SET and innovation space.


To be the premier advocacy organisation for black Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation professionals for the economic development of South Africa and the African continent.


BSTEP will achieve its vision through:

Development and implementation of support programmes in student chapters, enhancement of professional and business networks, as well as promotion of entrepreneurship projects that promote Black excellence for economic development.


The overall objectives of BSTEP are:

  • To increase the number of blacks with SET skills on a local and international level;
  • To advocate equitable access to quality infrastructure for Black SET Professionals;
  • To advocate for training and research resources for Black SET Professionals;
  • To network Black SET professionals nationally and internationally;
  • To influence national SET Policy;
  • To influence structural SET Education Policy changes to fit national SET future strategies;
  • To advocate for the formation of the SET Charter;
  • To market BSTEP as the preferred voice for Black SET professionals; and to advocate for the involvement of Black SET Professionals in government programmes.

Values and Principles

BSTEP is founded on the following core values and principles as espoused by the philosophy of Ubuntu

  • Respect for individuals
  • Black Consciousness
  • Excellence among Black Professionals
  • Commitment & hard work
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Strategic thinking

Meet Our Team

Dr. Monnamme Tlotleng
Dr. Monnamme TlotlengSecretary
 Mr. Mpho Kendy Madisha
Mr. Mpho Kendy MadishaChairperson
 Dr. Abram Madiehe
Dr. Abram MadieheDeputy Chairperson
Mr. Sihle Dlungwana
Mr. Sihle DlungwanaActing Treasurer
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