African Corporate Governance Network

The African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN) was formed to develop institutional member capacity for enhancing effective corporate governance practices, building better organizations and corporate citizens in Africa.  As a result, the ACGN will provide policy makers and market participants with an important forum to exchange experiences and best practices aimed at addressing ongoing corporate governance challenges in Africa.  Through its identified focus areas of advocacy, research, collaboration, and capacity building, the ACGN aims to implement its initiatives and projects.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is a member-based global association dedicated to provide anti-fraud education and training. Together with its members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity of our profession. To accomplish our mission, and to assist the Membership in fraud detection and deterrence, the ACFE:

  • Provides Bona fide qualifications for Certified Fraud Examiners through administration of the CFE Examination and Learnership: Certified Forensic Practitioner. The CFE designation denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection, deterrence and investigation. Globally preferred by employers, members with the CFE credentials, are recognised as leaders in the global anti-fraud community.
  • Sets high standards for admission, including demonstrated competence through mandatory continuing professional education.
  • Requires members to adhere to a strict code of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Serves as the international representative for Certified Fraud Examiners to business, government, and academic institutions.
  • Provides leadership to inspire public confidence in the integrity, objectivity, and professionalism of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Die Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut

The Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI) is a multi-sectoral business organisation and one of four major chamber organisations in South Africa, actively involved in all sectors of the economy, except primary agriculture. The AHI was founded in 1942 and is currently represented in all 9 provinces of South Africa. The AHI, following the Vision “Together we create sustainable prosperity”, aims to assist members to utilise business opportunities, to positively influence the business climate in order to promote the economic interests of members and the broader business community, and to support a market-driven economy in cooperation with all role players.

The AHI structure consists of the National Congress, the Board of Trustees, the Governing Structure, the Board of Directors, the Provincial Structure as well as different Committees including a Management Committee. 

Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa

The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI), a SAQA recognised professional body for financial planners, which serves the public by ensuring that people who carry the CFP® desgination are qualified, experienced and professional. The FPI is recognised internationally and is a founding and a current affiliate member of the international Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd (FPSB) based in the USA, along with 24 other affiliate member countries who offer CFP® certification, the highest recognised professional designation worldwide for a financial planning professional. is a global network of persons and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics. It offers access to a large number of resources on ethics, especially through its leading global digital ethics library. In addition, it facilitates collaborative web-based research, conferences, online publishing and active sharing of information. aims especially at increasing access to ethics perspectives from Africa, Latin America and Asia. It strengthens global common values and respect of ethical contextual diversity.


The Institute of Directors (IoDSA) is the only organisation in southern Africa that represents directors, professionals, business owners and leaders in their individual capacities. As the custodians of corporate governance, the IoDSA is committed to the development of those charged with governance duties through educating and improving governance structures within small, medium and large organisations.
The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa is:

  • A leading, credible institute
  • Provides unique networking opportunities
  • Is a custodian of corporate governance
  • Provides director development and board learning
  • Provides Board advisory services
  • Non-executive director appointments
  • Leadership publications and updates.

Institute of Directors Mauritius

The MIoD was officially incorporated on 18 January 2008 as a not for profit company under the Companies Act 2001, but was already operating with an interim Board of Directors as from 16 July 2007. The project to set up an Institute of Directors, primarily to advance corporate governance in Mauritius by establishing a professional forum for directors and managers within the public and private sectors, was entrusted to the National Committee on Corporate Governance (NCCG) who in 2006 commissioned 2 consultants, Anne Molyneux and Pierre Dinan, to develop a Business Plan. Pierre Dinan was subsequently approached by the NCCG to become an individual founder shareholder and a director of the Institute, and eventually became the first Chairman.


Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners

The Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners is a self-regulatory body mandated by its members to Cohere, Co-ordinate and Regulate the commercial forensic profession in South Africa.  The key objectives are to deliver and enhance competent entry level members, fulfil a leadership role, develop a trusted brand for the forensic profession and regulate the profession.

Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa

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 Inc. is a global institute with headquarters in Florida, USA, and has a network of affiliates serving members in more than 160 countries in the fields of internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, IT audit, education, security and management.
The Institute is the principal creator and custodian of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditors, and the Code of Ethics to which all members must adhere to. It is dedicated to the education and the advancement of internal auditors, and dynamically promotes and develops the profession. We serve internal auditors in South Africa by offering Technical Guidance, Professional Training Programs, Certification Programs, Continuing Professional Development Opportunities, Conferences and Networking Opportunities.


SA Board for People Practices

SA Board for People Practices is the HR professional and statutory quality assurance body for HR learning provision established 30 years ago. SABPP’s reputation is centred on being the voice for the HR profession; setting standards for HR ethics and professionalism; to register HR professionals; building HR knowledge and competency; and accrediting HR learning provision. Recent recognition of SABPP as an important professional body in HR profession and statutory quality assurance body for HR learning provision include:

  • Minister of Higher Education and Training, presented a recognition certificate by SAQA as a professional body in accordance with the NQF Act.
  • HR Insight to the State of the Nation Address
  • Comments on HR implications on the Budget speech
  • Represented HR profession in parliament
  • Developed a SA based HR Competency Model
  • Celebrated 30 years as a professional body
  • Accreditation of Universities and Colleges in SA
  • Formed 24 alliances to advance HR profession
  • Published papers about HR Trends and Issues
  • Working on a project to launch HR Standards and Metrics in SA

South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), South Africa's pre-eminent accountancy body, is widely recognised as one of the world's leading accounting institutes. The Institute provides a wide range of support services to more than 30 000 members who are Chartered Accountants and hold positions as CEO's, MD's, board directors, business owners, chief financial officers, auditors and leaders in their spheres of business operation. Most of these members operate in commerce and industry, and play a significant role in the nation's highly dynamic business sector and economic development.

SAICA serves the interests not only of the Chartered Accountancy profession, but also of society in general through its key objective of upholding professional standards and integrity. The pre-eminence of South African Chartered Accountants [CAs(SA)] nationally and internationally attests to the success achieved by SAICA on a broad global canvas. SAICA's members enjoy the privilege of using the highly regarded and prestigious CA(SA) designation. Members of SAICA are subjected to a Code of Professional Conduct, which provides guidelines for ethical and professional behaviour. Fundamental ethical principles to which CAs(SA) are expected to achieve include:

  • Integrity;
  • Objectivity;
  • Professional Competence and Due Care;
  •  Confidentiality; and
  • Professional Behaviour.
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South African Institute of Professional Accountants

The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) is one of the leading accountancy institutes representing qualified professional accountants in practice, industry, commerce, government, academia and the public sector. SAIPA focuses on the advancement of Professional Accountants in South Africa to assist in meeting the changing needs of the accountancy profession in all facets of business and finance. The innovative services and solutions of SAIPA respond effectively to emerging trends and positively impacts on the South African economy.

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The Institute of Business Ethics was established by business people in 1986 to encourage and support high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values.

  • We raise public awareness of the importance of doing business ethically
  • We help organisations strengthen their ethics culture through the sharing of knowledge and good practice.
  • We assist in the development, implementation and embedding of effective and relevant corporate ethics and responsibility policies and programmes.

The IBE is a registered charity, funded by corporate and individual subscriptions.  Subscriber support, both financial and intellectual, helps us research, publish, provide training and tools to assist in the development of ethical business practice.

TheJvRAfricaGroupJVR Africa Group

Since 1993, The JvR Africa Group has built a network of international suppliers, business partners, and clients. Our goal? To support organisations, at all levels, industries and sizes, with insights and interventions that facilitate the development of people.

We work with you to ensure the development of your people.

United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to voluntary align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take actions in support of UN goals, including the Millennium Development Goals. Endorsed by chief executives, the UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices. Launched in 2000, it is largest corporate responsibility initiative in the world - with over 8,000 signatories based in more than 135 countries. For more information:

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Anti-Intimidation Ethical Practices Forum

 The AEPF was created to assist professionals in certain fields who are being intimidated for exposing corruption in the workplace.  They also provide advice to potential whistle-blowers in the governance, accounting, auditing, business, risk management and related fields on how to blow the whistle safely, responsibly and effectively.  Read more


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Unashamedly Ethical


Unashamedly Ethical is an association of individuals and organisations guided by a founding vision to transform society by taking a stand for ethics, values and clean living.  We confront corruption and injustice through co-ordinated, targeted and impactful advocacy and campaigns to advance ethical behaviour. Our objective is to reach a tipping point where ethical behaviour becomes the norm. We do this through lobbying commitment to support ethics, providing support to achieve sustainability, managing a directory of committed organisations and individuals who support each other, and ensuring accountability through an independent ombudsperson.