About us

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is the leading accountancy body in South Africa and one of the prominent institutes globally.

Introduction to SAICA

SAICA is at the forefront of developing, influencing and leading the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence in the delivery of quality accountancy skills. This is achieved by safeguarding the professional standards of the designations on offer; advancing and maintaining the relevance of the profession; and by regulating the members’ and associates’ professional conduct against the SAICA Code.

Strategic intent

To contribute to sustainable economies through developing responsible and ethical leaders.
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SAICA has had to revisit its strategy in order to be in a better position to respond to the changes and challenges the profession is currently faced with.
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Our history

Since the founding of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in 1980, much has transpired for the profession worldwide. SAICA was already functioning and influencing major changes to the profession in the mid-1990s when a united South Africa emerged under Nelson Mandela as president.

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Governance structure and disciplinary process

Read more about SAICA’s disciplinary processes, hearings and outcomes as well as legal documents, including the SAICA Code of Professional Conduct, the SAICA Constitution and the SAICA by-laws, as well as information on how to lodge a complaint.

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Operational information


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SAICA Compliance certificates and bank letters