Terms and Conditions

  1. Receipt of a membership application by our offices is taken as confirmation that you have read, understood and accepted the Terms and Conditions of membership.
  2. New and lapsed memberships are subject to a REGISTRATION FEE.
  3. A tax invoice for the registration fee and annual membership fee will be issued upon receipt of the membership application.
  4. Invoices are due on presentation.
  5. Kindly refer to the Cancellation policy.
  6. Non-payment of an invoice will NOT be accepted as a cancellation of a membership application.
  7. You acknowledge that membership to the Institute is on an individual basis only and as such you are personally responsible for ensuring the payment of all monies due to the South African Institute of Professional Accountants and will be held personally liable for non-payment of any and all invoices issued in your name.
  8. Membership is not transferable.
  9. Membership Fees are revised annually and will be communicated to members in writing.
  10. Membership Fees not received within the stipulated time frame will result in the Finance Policy being enforced.
  11. No refund will be made on resignation for subscription payments received.
  12. Rates are inclusive of VAT, which is payable on all services directed from South Africa
  13. Privileges of membership are detailed in clause 21 of the SAIPA By Laws.
  14. The membership year begins on the first day of January and runs for 12 months.
  15. A member excluded from membership may apply for re-admission on or after the expiry of a period of 5 years from the date of such exclusion, or earlier, if the grounds for his exclusion no longer exist or apply, by means of written application made to the Disciplinary Committee stating the grounds on which the application is based. In the event of refusal of such readmission application, no further application may be made until the expiry of the period of two years from the date of such refusal.
  16. A member shall be liable to exclusion from membership if, subsequent to his admission, he is excluded from membership of any other professional body or if, prior to his admission, he had been excluded from membership of such other body and did not fully disclose this in his application for admission to membership.
  17. A member whose estate is provisionally or finally sequestrated subsequent to his admission to membership shall be excluded from membership, but may be reinstated if, within three months following such sequestration, he satisfies SAIPA that there are circumstances relating to the sequestration which would justify retaining that person in membership.
  18. The provisions of clause 23 of the By Laws are specifically included herein.
  19. Terms and Conditions of membership may be revised from time to time and such updates will be posted to the website.
  20. Company, contact and any other details, as provided by you, are held on a central database and are deemed as being true and correct.
  21. It shall be your responsibility to update your information on the website and inform the SAIPA Secretariat, in writing, of any changes viz. change of address, telephone numbers, etc.
  22. You must keep your password confidential and, in the event that you have compromised such information, we shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by you in any way whatsoever.
  23. You acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the SAIPA’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
  24. You consent to SAIPA checking individual credit records with any credit reference agency.
  25. You consent to SAIPA carrying out identity, fraud prevention and sharing information relating to this application through the South African Fraud Prevention Service.
  26. You consent to SAIPA carrying out education history checks.
  27. You consent to SAIPA carrying out employment reference checks.
  28. You confirm that you are aware that there is an annual membership fee and that this will be paid on receipt of a tax invoice from the Institute.
  29. Our website and the CRM platform will be the definitive source for updated information.
  30. All intellectual property is owned by or licensed to SAIPA, and may not be used without our prior written consent.
  31. In terms of Chapter 3 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, in visiting our website and/or communicating with us by electronic means, you acknowledge that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communication sent by us satisfy any legal requirement including and not limited to the requirement that such communication should be in writing.
  32. Any other communication which you may be sent via the method of communication selected by you on the Membership application form and updated by you from time to time.
  33. You may not cede, delegate or otherwise transfer any rights or obligations arising from these Terms and Conditions without our prior approval, which approval will be given at our sole discretion.
  34. Each time you renew your Membership, the version of the Terms and Conditions current at that time will apply.
  35. You hereby acknowledge that you have familiarised yourself with the current Terms and Conditions, which will be displayed on our website.
  36. This site may provide links to other websites, as a convenience to you. SAIPA is not responsible for the content of any linked site and the inclusion of any link on this site does not imply endorsement by SAIPA of any other websites or their products or services.