ABOUT THE INSTITUTE 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 27 July 1988. The objectives of the Institute are broadly defined and encompass the promotion of the members' interests by advancing 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 Southern African Institute of Government Auditors is recognised as a professional body by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for the purposes of the National Qualifications Framework Act, Act 67 of 2008. The professional designation "Registered Government Auditor" (RGA) is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for the purposes of the NQF Act of 2008. The Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA) recognised the RGA qualification as a professional qualification in the Auditor-General Office. Members of the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors uphold the INTOSAI Code of Ethics for Public Sector Auditors. The Coat of Arms of the Institute reflects SAIGA's values and activities. SAIGA is a Level 1 Contributor to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“B-BBEE”) B-BBEE certificate (pdf) OBJECTIVES promote the interests of the members of the Institute by means other than the carrying on by the Institute of any trading or other profit-making activities, or the participation by the Institute in any business, profession or occupation carried on by any of its members, or the provision to any of its members of financial assistance or of any premises or continuous services or facilities required by its members for the purpose of carrying on any business, profession or occupation; advance all aspects of accountability and auditing in both the private and the public sector; advance the theory and practice of accountability and auditing; promote and stimulate research and public debate in respect of accountability and auditing; promote the scientific development and application of the principles and techniques of accountability and auditing; promote the tuition and training of persons involved in the broader accountability framework; arrange lectures, courses, workshops, conferences, study tours, congresses and other meetings in order to advance accountability and auditing; collect, compile and publish information in order to advance accountability and auditing; to publish, distribute and sell journals, books, pamphlets or other publications relating to accountability and auditing to the Institute's members, corporate members and other interested members of the public; provide library facilities and or access to research and other material to members; to provide opportunities for an exchange of views amongst persons involved in the accountability framework and auditors in particular; award prizes, grants or scholarships in the field of accountability and auditing; to prescribe syllabi in respect of examinations and competency assessments for persons in the accountability framework and government auditors in particular and to make rules and arrangements in respect of these examinations and competency assessments; keep a register of government auditors and other persons within the accountability framework; through the advancement of accountability and auditing in general, promote the interest of members and associates of the Institute and to do all such lawful things as will be conducive to the attainment of any or all of the aforementioned objectives.
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