PRESS RELEASE : Upcoming Webinar


Monday, May 11, 2020

COVID-19 has brought discomfort in our daily lives. The virus has impacted every aspect of society globally,
including the Public Sector Auditing and Accounting sphere. The auditing engagements that usually requires physical interaction have been shaken by unprecedented strain caused by the Coronavirus breakout.

To unpack the gravity of the strain, the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA) will be
hosting an Online Discussion Forum inviting attendees to critically look at challenges, lessons
learnt and the evolving role of the public sector auditor. The session will be facilitated by
Professor Lourens Erasmus, a professor at the School of Applied Accountancy and Chairperson
at the College of Accounting Science: Research Ethics Review Committee at the University of South Africa.

“As a professional body which prides itself in advancing public accountability and auditing, SAIGA
demonstrates agility in ensuring that our members and the professionals in the public sector auditing
and accounting space are empowered in this matter in a virtual way. This initiative is driven by
the Institute’s recent strategy to adapt to the evolving world digital” said the Acting CEO, Russel Morena.

The panel in the discussions will comprise of two experts within the public sector audit and accounting and
a managing member of NAMEDI Consulting – an accounting and audit consultancy,Sullivan Mphahlele.
This live webinar will allow attendees with an opportunity to ask questions to the experts.
To register for the forum, attendees may click here

Webinar details are as follows:

Date: 22 May 2020

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Cost: Free for SAIGA members and R100 Vat Incl. for non-members

Method: Ms TEAMS

Issued  by the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors.

For further information, please contact:

Nompumelelo Cele
Marketing, Branding & Communication Specialist
012 004 0741

About the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors

The Southern African Institute of Government Auditors is a non-profit professional body that serve the public interest. Since its inception in 1988, the role and functions of SAIGA has been to serve the public sector and society by advancing public accountability and auditing in its widest sense. As a professional body, SAIGA  represents a unique brand of professionals, the Registered Government Auditors (RGA) in the public sector  and in academia. The RGA is considered the highest professional designation within the public sector auditing.  Visit: for more information.