About Founding Members
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners of SA (ACFESA)


The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners SA Chapter (ACFE SA) is the only recognized professional body for fraud and forensic examination practitioners in South Africa. Registered by SAQA, per the requirements set out in the National Qualifications Framework Act, Act 67 of 2008, this officially affords professional status to everybody with the CFE qualification, and recognizes the ACFE SA as constituted to represent and regulate anti-fraud professionals.
Corruption Watch


Corruption Watch is a non-profit organisation launched in January 2012 that encourages the public to report experiences and knowledge of corruption. The organisation is concerned with the abuse of public resources or public power for personal gain at any level of government or in business. It provides a wide range of platforms for the public to report incidents of corruption as they happen.

The corruption reports received are used as an important source of information to fight corruption and hold leaders and those with access to power, in both the public and private sectors, accountable for their actions. The reports are analysed to identify patterns and 'hot spots' of corruption, and research reports are shared with the public, civil society organisations, and public sector bodies undermined by corruption, to expose and find solutions to systemic corruption. Selected reports are investigated and the findings are presented to the authorities to take further action, and are publicised on our communications platforms, and may also be used to inform policy development.

Ethics Practitioners’ Association


The EPA aims to be the recognised professional body for Ethics Practitioners. The purpose of the association is to promote the professional status, image and credibility of its members and provide accreditation, best practice principles, conduct standards and be a body of knowledge for its members.

Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA)


The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) supports business leaders and directors in reaching their full potential by ensuring they fully understand the latest governance practices and are empowered to discharge their duties effectively.

The IoDSA offers exclusive programmes to develop existing and aspiring directors through thought leadership and providing a platform for peer interaction. We are committed to fostering better directors, better boards and better business in SA.

Institute of Internal Auditors of South Africa (IIA SA)


The Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIA SA) is part of an international network representing the interests of Internal Auditors worldwide. As a part of this international network, the IIA SA upholds and supports the fundamental tenets of the profession - the Code of Ethics and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

The IIA SA supports the profession by providing a wide range of services dedicated to the education and advancement of internal auditors and dynamically promoting and developing the profession in South Africa. The IIA SA's objectives are to build the profession, its credibility and a thriving business environment in South Africa.

Institute of Risk Management of South Africa (IRMSA)


IRMSA is dedicated to the advancement of the risk management profession and accreditation, through research, promotion, education, upliftment, training, guidance and strong relationships with other Institutes and Associations.

As the leading source of information and networking opportunities within the industry, we strive to be the Institute of choice for risk professionals and practitioners. Our non-profit organisation represents individuals and organisations from a wide range of industries both from the Private and Public Sector committed to enhancing the Risk Management discipline.
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)


The South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants is the foremost accountancy body in South Africa and one of the leading Institutes in the world. It plays an influential role in a highly dynamic business sector.
Southern African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA)


The Southern African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA) is the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors operating on a non-profit basis to serve the public interest. Since its inception on 27 July 1988, the role and functions of SAIGA has been to serve the public sector and society by advancing public accountability and auditing in its widest sense.

As a professional body, SAIGA represents a unique brand of professionals, the Registered Government Auditor (RGA) in the public sector and in academia. The RGA is considered the highest professional designation within the public sector auditing (previously known as government auditing). We support the RGA professionals through Continuous Professional Development programmes, expert technical knowledge and advice, scientific research in accountability and accounting topics and other numerous programmes aimed at developing and advancing Competent public sector auditing and accounting professionals.

SAIGA operates within an approved Constitution that ensures the independence of the Institution from its main stakeholders and furthermore sets out the principles and processes of good governance. The institute is governed by a duly elected Council consisting of ten members. An Executive Committee (EXCO) is elected.

South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA)


The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) is one of the leading accountancy institutes, representing and supporting its members to fulfil the increasing demands of businesses in South Africa's growing economy by equipping the Professional Accountant (SA) with the latest knowledge, techniques and accreditation required to render key services.
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Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa (CGISA)


The Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa is the formal professional institute for the enabling of corporate governance and company secretaryship as well as the expert commentator and thought leader in Southern Africa on governance matters. CGISA is the professional qualifying body for chartered secretaries and chartered governance professionals, offering an international qualification recognised in more than 80 countries. The career-long programme comprises attainment of the professional qualification and continuing professional development (CPD), which ensures that members remain on the cutting edge of developments. CGISA represents Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and eSwatini.
The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI)


The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI), a South African Qualifications Authority recognised professional association for financial planners in South Africa. It is the only institution in South Africa to offer the CFP® certifications and has been approved by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) as a Recognised Controlling Body (RCB).
Southern African Communications Industries Association (SACIA)


The Southern African Communications Industries Association is a not for profit organisation registered as a Section 21 company in South Africa. It is specifically designed to promote the adoption of professional standards and ethical business practice in the communications industry throughout Southern Africa. It seeks to further the interests of members through partnership and representation on a range of issues. Primary activities include Market Research & Intelligence Services, Networking activities, and the development of training and skills development programmes. SACIA is registered with SAQA as a professional body active in the broadcast and audio-visual sectors, and awards professional designations based on an individuals proven skills and work experience.

The Association is a member-driven organization. It is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the members, with an Executive Director and support staff appointed to manage association activities.