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

Trust restoration

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

Integrated ethics project

The vision of the Integrated Ethics project is to develop the ethics competence of all SAICA members with the aim of restoring trust and reputation.

Audit reform

Locally and internationally, the auditing profession has come under increased scrutiny mainly because of corporate failures and alleged audit failures negatively impacting economies.

Unite 4 Mzansi™

Our intention is to use the Unite 4 Mzansi™ (U4M™) umbrella initiative to facilitate the creation of solutions to the nine impediments to SA’s economic growth, as per the National Development Plan (NDP).

Courageous Conversations

The Courageous Conversations dialogue series aims to create a platform for engagement between thought leaders, experienced professionals and the public, in order to find innovative but practical solutions to troublesome socio-economic issues.

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.
SAICA’s road from CA2025 to CA of the Future

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)