Represents the profession in national conversations
SAICA represents the profession in national conversations to positively influence policies and operations in the public interest.
By collaborating with our members and associates, SAICA ensures that not only can we provide better and more impactful advocacy, but that member and associate views and concerns are primarily also considered to affect the changes required in legislation and standards. SAICA’s participation on request from regulators and standards setters confirms that SAICA and its members/associates are recognised as thought leaders.
Advocacy in the public interest with government, leaders, regulators and standard setters is a core function of SAICA. SAICA Standards is primarily responsible for technical advocacy. This function is done in collaboration with members through 38 technical committees and work groups. The importance of this function is highlighted by the fact that it is specifically included in the SAICA by-laws.
Through engagement with government, SAICA identifies opportunities for members and associates to contribute to the development of South Africa’s economy and society, thereby making a significant difference.
SAICA also runs and partners on various initiatives that seek to unite the profession to deepen the country’s understanding of the challenges, opportunities and dynamics that can be leveraged off of to accelerate and prioritise the delivery of the SDGs, particularly those focussing on improving accountability and transparency and promoting peace. These initiatives, amongst others, include: