Providing solutions for the National Development Plan through our members

Introduction to Initiatives

Widely recognised as one of the world’s leading accounting institutes, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is more than just a professional body; it is a critical player in South Africa’s development journey. In line with this, a key driver of SAICA’s strategic objectives is the National Development Plan: Vision 2030 (NDP) that calls on the private and public sectors, as well as civil society to rally behind a united vision for the country’s development.

About Thuthuka

The Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund is SAICA’s pioneering initiative to promote transformation in the profession. Its objective is to transform the demographics of the profession to reflect those of the country in terms of race and gender, and provide educational support to African learners and students for the benefit of the profession, while simultaneously helping to uplift communities.


The Hope Factory

Through Socio-Economic Development and Skills Development Programmes and establishing business fundamentals, The Hope Factory aims to give entrepreneurs the ability to generate their own income and improve their living conditions through increased economic activity at a community level.
The Hope Factory

SAICA Enterprise Development

SAICA Enterprise Development houses strategic Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) programmes and customised projects in order to grow South Africa’s entrepreneurial sector through advancing the sustainable growth of small black-owned businesses.
SAICA Enterprise Development

Australian Awards

The SAICA South African of the Year in Australia Awards proudly recognises exceptional South Africans who are making a positive and sustainable difference on a global stage
Australian Awards

Trust restoration

Sustainability and Public Sector

Competency framework


CA2025 sets out the competencies an entry-level CA(SA) should demonstrate at the end of the pre-qualification process.
CA of the Future (CA2025)

What is a CA(SA)

Becoming a Chartered Accountant CA(SA) is your gateway to a challenging and exciting career, global mobility, flexibility, and good earning potential in the business field of your choice.
What is a Chartered Accountant CA(SA)

Associate General Accountant (AGAs(SA))

AGAs(SA) are technically-minded accountants, who have the ability to bridge operational and strategic management functions.
Associate General Accountant AGA(SA)

Accounting Techinician (AT(SA))

Accounting Technicians play a crucial role in the financial management of businesses of all sizes and in all sectors of the economy.
Accounting Technician AT(SA)