Governance and discipline
The Chartered Accountancy profession in South Africa is currently faced with criticism following the alleged misdemeanours of Chartered Accountants [CAs(SA)] in unethical business activity. SAICA is implementing on an ongoing basis a comprehensive and integrated reputation management and communication plan to address the negative perceptions of the profession resulting from ongoing negative publicity in the media.
The Governance section covers 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.
SAICA Members are subject to the SAICA Code of Professional Conduct (the Code) which defines five fundamental professional principles, namely: integrity; objectivity; professional competence and due care; confidentiality; and professional behaviour. The Institute uses clearly outlined disciplinary processes to address allegations of improper conduct and in the process protects the public from unscrupulous practices, unprofessional or unethical conduct from its members. SAICA investigates all matters of alleged misconduct against its individual members without fear or favour.