Associated Organisations 


ISACA South Africa Chapter recognises the following organisations:


Association of Certified Fraud Examiners South Africa


The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners SA Chapter (ACFE SA) is the only recognized professional body for fraud and forensic examination practitioners in South Africa. Registered by SAQA, per the requirements set out in the National Qualifications Framework Act, Act 67 of 2008, this officially affords professional status to everybody with the CFE qualification, and recognizes the ACFE SA as constituted to represent and regulate anti-fraud professionals.


As a non-profit professional body ACFE SA exist to improve the level of professionalism and positively influence the quality of advice delivered by their members.


The ACFE SA’s objectives are to actively promote and develop the profession, its credibility and a thriving business environment in South Africa. The ACFE SA upholds and supports the fundamental tenets of the profession – the Code of Ethics and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of the anti-fraud professional. We are committed to the development our members and supports the profession by providing a wide range of services dedicated to the education and advancement of anti-fraud practioners.


The ACFE provide Bona Fide qualifications through administration of the CFE International Examination which is recognised as a NQF 7 qualification with SAQA. Through our global partnership with the ACFE International, we are the only institution able to offer the CFE® certification. The CFE® mark asserts that the anti-fraud professional has met stringent qualification and competency requirements and adheres to an uncompromising code of ethics and professional standards.
Members of the ACFE SA benefit from ongoing educational opportunities, publications and updates featuring the latest developments, as well as unique networking opportunities that promote their professional and career development.


The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa


IITPSA, formerly Computer Society South Africa (CSSA), is a professional body, recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), with a proud 55 year history of service to, and representation of, South Africa’s ICT professionals and practitioners, attracting a broad and active membership from all levels of the ICT Industry.


IITPSA’s aims are to further the study, science and application of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs); maintain and promote Codes of Conduct and Ethics for our members; define and promote standards of ICT knowledge; promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters; and extend the knowledge and understanding and usage of ICTs in the community. This is achieved by engagement with both Industry and Government on ICT policy, regulations and professional activities, combined with a commitment to the wider community to ensure the beneficial use of ICT.


Adherence to IITPSA’s Code of Conduct and Code of Practice assures others that IITPSA members are committed to ethical and professional behaviour.


Through initiatives like SA Computer Olympiad (involving 30 000+ learners annually),  SA Computer Applications Olympiad (involving 13 000+ learners), and the Standard Bank Challenge for university students, IITPSA reaches out to young South Africans to raise awareness of the use and application of ICTs.

All IITPSA members are encouraged to develop themselves through participation in lifelong learning / continuing professional development.


Working together with organisations such as SAQA and IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), IITPSA helps to establish and grow appropriate, relevant professional standards for the ICT profession.


The Institute of Internal Auditors


The Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIA SA) is part of an international network representing the interests of Internal Auditors worldwide. As a part of this international network, the IIA SA upholds and supports the fundamental tenets of the profession - the Code of Ethics and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.


The IIA SA supports the profession by providing a wide range of services dedicated to the education and advancement of internal auditors and dynamically promoting and developing the profession in South Africa. The IIA SA’s objectives are to build the profession, its credibility and a thriving business environment in South Africa.


We serve internal auditors in South Africa by offering Technical Guidance, Professional Training Programs, Certification Programs, Continuing Professional Development Opportunities, Conferences and Networking Opportunities.


The IIA SA is the 3rd largest affiliate in the world after the USA & Canada, UK & Ireland respectively


The IT Service Management Forum


itSMF South Africa is one of an increasingly important global business currently comprising of more than 50 Chapters worldwide. The IT Service Management Forum (itSMF) is the independent and internationally recognised forum for IT Service Management professionals.


As a not-for-profit organisation, our members are our business, and that's how we wish to continue. Our membership provides a forum to exchange views, share experiences and participate in continuous development and promotion of best practice and standards; all of which in turn deliver significant value to your business.


We aspire to remain 'the premier community for leadership in IT Service Management'. Providing an accessible network of industry experts, information sources and events to assist you and your staff address IT service management issues; helping you achieve the delivery of high quality, consistent IT service internally and externally through the adoption of 'best practice'. We will continuously improve our products for our members by sustainably growing, actively seeking partnerships and collaborating with others.


South African Institute of Chartered Accountants


The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is the foremost accountancy body in South Africa and one of the leading Institutes in the world. It plays an influential role in a highly dynamic business sector. SAICA offers a wide range of support services to its members, so that they, too, can play a key role in the developments in our economy.


The South African Institute of Directors


The Institute of Directors was founded in London in 1903 and granted a Royal Charter by King Edward VII three years later.


The southern Africa chapter of the Institute was established in Johannesburg in 1960. In 1985, it formed a Section 21 company and registered as an Association Not For Gain (Registration No. 1985/002734/08).


The first president of the IoDSA was Harry F Oppenheimer (1960 – 1986), followed by Basil E Hersov (1986 – 2001). Hersov remains the Life Honorary Patron of the Institute. Reuel J Khoza, only the third president in 50 years, was elected in 2001.


The IoDSAs first vice-president is Mervyn E. King SC. The remaining vice-presidents are all eminent business professionals elected from the membership.


In 2009 the IoDSA became independent from its London counterpart. Over the years, the Institute has become increasingly autonomous of the IoD in the United Kingdom, but has maintained close links with it and still enjoys a working relationship and reciprocity.


South African Institute of Government Auditors


The Southern African Institute of Government Auditors is an association established in terms of its constitution. The Southern African Institute of Government Auditors was founded on the 27th of July 1988.


The objectives of the institute are broadly defined and encompass the promotion of members' interests by promoting and advancing of accountability and auditing. Since the principles of government auditing are based on the generic principles of auditing, the Institute strives to promote auditing in its wider context.


The Southern African Institute of Government Auditors is not a trade association, but it promotes its members' interests by focusing on the advancement of the disciplines of accountability and auditing. The Institute is managed and guided by its council.


The Institute administers a public register of its members who are entitled to the designation Registered Government Auditor (RGA). The RGA is recognised as the highest qualification in public sector auditing in Southern Africa.