FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

 

This FAQ aims to inform and update members and stakeholders about the current state of what SAICA is doing to address allegations of improper conduct against CAs(SA) in an effort to restore trust in the profession.

COMPLAINTS

You can complain about:

  • Breach of professional confidentiality
  • Unethical conduct
  • Conflict of interest or improper relationships
  • Criminal convictions
  • Excessive charging
  • Unprofessional conduct
  • Holding out as a CA(SA) while not in fact a CA(SA)
  • Failure to uphold professional competence and due care in the performance of professional’s duties
  • Unauthorised advertising, or
  • Breach of the Continuing Professional Development policy

*This list is not exhaustive but is an indication of some of the alleged offences that can be reported to SAICA.

In terms of the SAICA By-Laws, a complaint must be a formal complaint in the form of an affidavit; duly commissioned by a Commissioner of Oaths. All complaints must be sent to the Project Director: Legal Compliance and Discipline, either by:

 

General mail: 

Private Bag X32
Northlands
Sandton
2116

 

Hand delivery:

17 Fricker Road
Illovo
Sandton
2196

 

Email: 

discipline@saica.co.za

Any person, including members of SAICA, can lodge a complaint against members of the Institute, or persons over whom the Institute has professional authority, or persons who purport to be members of the Institute but in fact are not.