Professional Institutes

A Professional Institution is an organisation whose members are all professionals in their field of expertise. A professional institution has a number of functions, which include:

  • Providing support to professionals who are serious about continuing their professional development through learning opportunities.
  • Providing a network for professionals to meet and discuss their field of expertise.Professional Institutions in South Africa, Education institutions in South Africa
  • Supplying a code of conduct to the professionals to guide their work and behaviour.
  • Providing career support for students, graduates and professionals already working in the field.

When professionals register with a professional institution, they gain a lot of respect from employers, because it shows that they have achieved a significant level of training and experience that is approved by the professional institution.

List of Professional Institutions in South Africa

Here’s a list of Professional Institutions in South Africa:

  • South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Exercise Training Academy (ETA)
  • Strategic Investigation and Seminars (SIS)
  • South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT)
  • Institute of Information Technology Professional South Africa (IITPSA)
  • South African Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM)
  • Southern African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA)
  • Institute for People Management (IPM)
  • Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA)
  • Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa (CSSA)
  • Compliance Institute Southern Africa
  • South African Institute of Draughting
  • The Institute of Bankers in South Africa (IOB)
  • Southern African Institute of Architects (SAIA)
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIASA)
  • The South African Translators Institute (SATI)
  • South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)
  • Investment Industry Institute  
  • The Institute of Credit Management of South Africa
  • Southern African Institute of Forestry (SAIF)
  • The Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa (IMS)
  • The Institution of Certified Mechanical and Electrical Engineers South Africa (ICMEESA)
  • The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA)
  • South African Institute of Security
  • Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI)
  • Institute of Directors Southern Africa (IoDSA)
  • Southern African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
  • Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI)
  • National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA)
  • South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)
  • The South African Chemical Institute (SACI)
  • National Research Foundation (NRF)
  • African Institution for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
  • Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA)


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