South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

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.


Naeem Asvat

Developing Responsible Leaders

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, offering a wide range of support services to its members and associates, allowing them to play a key role in the development of our economy. The institute’s more than 47000 members are CAs(SA) and hold positions as CEOs, MDs, board directors, business owners, chief financial officers and leaders in their spheres of business operation. The institute now has over 14900 African, Coloured and Indian members, over 18300 being female. South Africa was rated number one in the world for its strength of auditing and reporting standards from 2010 to 2017 by the World Economic Forum.

SAICA Eastern Region
SAICA Eastern Region was first created as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Natal with a membership of just 20 CAs. The first independent regional office was launched in October 2007, situated in Westville, before moving to Sherwood in September 2014. It is easily accessible to support Council, committees, stakeholders, and members.

Additionally, it is well equipped to facilitate seminars, events and other networking opportunities as well as to respond and efficiently resolve member queries with key stakeholders on a regional level. The office also boasts a fully equipped training room, which is available to members.

Today, the profession in KwaZulu-Natal comprises more than 4700 members whose interests are represented by the Eastern Region Council, presiding over both administration and operational matters in terms of its constitution. SAICA is committed to increasing the number of black CAs(SA) meaningfully participating in and contributing to the sustained growth of the economy through its Thuthuka Bursary Fund which supports aspirant CA(SA) students.

Services Provided by CAs(SA)
Business are well informed that CAs(SA) are advisors of choice in every aspect of business. Successful business relies on advice from experts who intimately understand their operations and experts who are able to excel in their work. It is here that the CA(SA) can partner with a business to ensure its long-term sustainability.

Full Name of Company: South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
Industry Sector: Financial and Business Services
Date Established: 1894
Subsidiaries: SAICA entities are listed below:
• The Hope Factory (Non-Profit Company)
• The Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund (Non Profit Company)
• Accounting Technicians (South Africa)
• SAICA Enterprise Development (Pty) Ltd

SAICA is also a member of Extensible Business Reporting Language.

SAICA is a member of the following organisations:
• International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
• Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA)
• Global Accounting Alliance (GAA)
• Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW)

B-BBEE Status: Level 4

Regional Executive Eastern Region: Naeem Asvat, CA(SA)

SAICA Eastern Region
Physical Address: 50 West Riding Row, Office 11/12, Second Floor, Sherwood, 4091
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1350, Wandsbeck, 3631
Tel: +27 (0)31 207 3290 Fax: +27 (0)31 207 3309
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