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SAIBA Student Member

Becoming a Student Member of SAIBA is the first step in your career to becoming part of the fastest growing professional body in Southern Africa. Not only will you enjoy some of the benefits of membership, but you will also be advancing your future career from an early stage.


Identity document

Current year Proof of registration with University or College

Curriculum Vitae

Become a SAIBA Student Member for

 R120 p/a

and gain instant access to this elite network

Personal and Professional Benefits to joining SAIBA


Starting salaries for professionals with a degree and a professional body designation can be 5 to 15 percent more than the market average.


Employers prefer candidates with professional body association as it shows commitment to professional standards and ethics , knowledge and experience.


Earning a designation enhances your professional image and reputation as it shows your commitment to the profession.


Those who join the BAP (SA) designation
receive recognition as a Commissioner of oaths, Accounting Officer, Independent reviewer, Business Rescue Practitioners and may obtain Immigration verification


SAIBA CBA(SA) and CFO(SA) members gain access to a network of global finance executives with, IAFEI, the global society for finance executives. SAIBA has also adopted the IFAC Code of Conduct and Engagement Standards.


SAIBA signed a mutual recognition agreement with the South African Institute of Tax Professionals and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

More rewards you receive when you sign up

Training & Support

Satisfy your CPD requirements with a broad catalogue of courses and uniquely tailored, affordable CPD packages for every stage of your career. You also have access to quality technical support.

Risk Mitigation

SAIBA Members qualify for professional indemnity cover at lowest industry rates. Aon South Africa (Pty) Ltd, the leading Specialty Insurance Brokers in South Africa, have structured a unique offering for SAIBA Members.

Representation/ Committees

SAIBA is a member of CIPC and FRSC Technical and has established a Business Rescue Liaison Committee to represent the interest of the Business Rescue profession.

University Accreditation

UNISA SBL – The MBL programme of the UNISA School for Business Leadership has been accredited by SAIBA for the attainment of the CFO(SA) designation.



Up to 10% discount for SAIBA members who are new to Draftworx

Up to 10% discount for SAIBA members who are new to Draftworx

Draftworx Financial Statements and Working Papers are an all-inclusive automated drafting and working paper suite, with full integration into all Sage Pastel, Quickbooks & Xero accounting products.

Draftworx is quick to learn, easy to use and includes the following templates, IFRS, IFRS for SME’s, Compilations, Independent Review and Audit from Sole Proprietors to JSE listed companies.


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R10,000+ for SAIBA members who buy a franchise licence

R10,000+ for SAIBA members who buy a franchise licence.

Join the largest accounting and tax franchise in SA and enjoy the benefits of an established brand, proven business model and the security of being part of a successful national professional services group. Founded in 2007, we now have more than 70 practices operating throughout Southern Africa.

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The SAIBA Professional Indemnity Programme has been tailor-made with the accounting professional in mind

In proud association with Aon South Africa (Pty) Ltd(“Aon”), the leading Specialty Insurance Brokers in South Africa, we have structured a unique offering for SAIBA Members to address these risks, at highly preferential rates. The SAIBA PI programme will be insured through the proudly South African insurer, The Hollard Insurance Company (“the Insurer”). Both are registered Financial Service Providers with long track records in professional liabilities.

SAIBA believes that as part of the objectives of the organization, promotion of good business practice and risk management is of paramount importance. Through the collective buying power of the SAIBA, we have been able to secure highly competitive rates with the widest cover and low excesses.