Kick-start to your career as a Professional Accountant (SA)
– employers love hiring SAIPA members!

Did you know that CEOs of some of the biggest companies in SA are SAIPA members and hold the designation of Professional Accountant (SA)?

This might come as a surprise to you, but there are lots of different types of accountants. Each area in the accountancy field has its own designation, and specialises in its own set of skills, but most share the same basic qualification: an accounting degree.

Only after you’ve earned your qualification from your university can you apply with one of several professional bodies to earn your professional designation, like a Professional Accountant (SA).

Each professional body has its own requirements that you will need to comply with.

At SAIPA, we promise to help our student members as much as possible in the time they will take to earn the Professional Accountant (SA) and in doing so becoming full SAIPA members.

If you can tick all the options below you qualify for SAIPA student membership

  • I am between the ages of 18 and 25
  • I am enrolled as a full-time student for a relevant bachelor’s degree with a registered tertiary institution
  • I understand that I can only be a SAIPA student member for two years. Thereafter, standard membership fees, terms and conditions will apply.

JUTA and CompanySAIPA is proud to be associated with Juta – leaders in the fields of textbooks and resources developed to meet the curricula of Southern African tertiary institutions in Commerce, Law, and Accounting. As a student member, you will have access to discounts negotiated just for you when purchasing your textbooks. For more information, email