Take a look at the table below and decide if you are in the right accounting body.

These are actual comparisons of SA Institute of Business Accountants (Saiba)/ South African Institute of Tax Professionals (Sait) and two other well-know accounting bodies (which are not named here for reasons of fairness).


First of all, entrance fees to Saiba/Sait are the lowest of the three at R1,500. That’s way below the other two. This means you get a designation as soon as you enroll, which gives you the backing the credibility of a professional body which is looking after your interests, helping you grow your career or practice, and keeping you up-to-date on the latest developments and regulatory changes affecting the profession. Read more on Accounting Weekly

Annual fees

Saiba/Sait is not the cheapest. It falls in the middle. But that annual membership fee gives you full access to the tax professionals at Sait – that alone, believe me, is worth the annual fee and could save your clients substantial amounts in tax liabilities. Read more on Accounting Weekly