Who we are

Compliance Institute Southern Africa, incorporated as a Non-Profit Company (NPC) in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008.

The Compliance Institute Southern Africa is the SAQA-recognised, independent professional body for the compliance profession and sets, maintains and promotes best practice standards for the compliance profession by facilitating professional development and accreditation for its members.

In executing our vision and mission, we provide professionalisation through our designations best practice standards in the form of the Generally Accepted Compliance Practice Framework (GACP), thought leadership through publications, communications and events and skills development through training and special seminars. 



International Federation of Compliance Associations (IFCA) 

The Institute is a member of the International Federation of Compliance Associations (IFCA). Selected designations qualify its holders to be awarded the International Certified Compliance Professional (ICCP) designation that is recognised in IFCA member countries. www.ifca.co



To be the recognised, independent professional body for the compliance profession.


Set, maintain and promote best practice standards for the compliance profession by facilitating professional development and accreditation for its members.



  • To encourage and promote compliance within the regulatory environment.
  • To promote ethical standards with, and the professional status, image and credibility of its members
  • To identify, establish, maintain and promote international compliance best practices.
  • To encourage and facilitate forums for member networking and the exchange of information and ideas among members/other stakeholders.
  • To stimulate and promote education, training and professionalism in the field of compliance to its members and other stakeholders.
  • To award professional designations to qualifying members. 
  • To alert members of new developments and changes to legislation
  • To build synergies and rapport between organisations on compliance issues and to collaborate with similar organisations in other countries.
  • To establish, maintain and promote principles, standards and guidelines for organisations, compliance functions and compliance officers.
  • To do all such other lawful things to achieve the above objectives.