Who Are SAICA?

Chartered Accountants and aspiring Chartered Accountants will be hearing about SAICA throughout their career. During a chat with Teboho Moephudi from SAICA, we found out exactly who SAICA are and what they do.

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SAICA is going to be very present in your career should you choose to go down the Accountancy path.

SAICA stands for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and is the foremost Accountancy body in the country and is the professional home for Chatered Accountants (CAs).

The company was founded in 1980.

During a chat with Teboho Moephudi from SAICA, she said:

Chartered accountants are leaders in business, in government, in communities that they serve.

SAICA provides a wide range of services to it's members and plays an influential role in the highly dynamic business sector. They also continuously strive to develop the accountancy profession in South Africa in different ways.

This is done by:

  • Upholding professional ethical standards
  • Supporting and encouraging professional skills development annd enterprise initiatives

Moephudi is the Project Director for Thuthuka and for Universities and looks after the Thuthuka Bursary Fund.

The Thuthuka Bursary Fund is SAICA's Bursary programme which aims to increase the number of African and Coloured CAs to representative of the demographics in the country. 

RELATED: Thuthuka Bursary Applications Open for 2022

She also oversees the University space which entails making sure that SAICA's presence is felt within the University space and that a lot more students know about the CA profession as well as the CA designation.

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