Resources – Africa

Within the Africa region, Chartered Accountants Worldwide has two member institutes – the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, and the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Member Organisations


The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is South Africa’s finest accountancy body, is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading accounting institutes. The Institute provides a wide range of support services to more than 37,000 members who are Chartered Accountants and hold positions as CEOs, MDs, board directors […]


The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) is the longest established and largest Zimbabwean professional accountancy organization. It was set up on 11 January 1918 and is a statutory body incorporated in terms of the Chartered Accountants Act [Chapter 27:02]. It is a leading professional membership organization that promotes […]


Chartered Institute of Accountants in Malawi (ICAM)

The Chartered Institute of Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) – merged the operations of Public Accountants and Examinations Council of Malawi with those of the Society of Accountants in Malawi (SOCAM). ICAM was incorporated on 23 August 2013. To date ICAM has 2,000+ members. The number is expected to double to 4,000 by 31 December 2019.


The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

From its modest beginning with 250 members and a history of serving the public interest since 1965, the Institute has become Africa’s largest Professional Accounting Organization representing over 46,000 Chartered Accountants and 23,000 Associate Accounting Technicians who are very talented, ethically committed professionals […]


Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)

Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) is a self-regulated body for the accountancy profession in Zambia. It was established by an Act of Parliament of 1982 and repealed by the Accountant’s Act of 2008. The primary mandate of the Institute is to promote and regulate the accountancy profession through the registration […]

Mobility & Opportunities

There are many great reasons to work in Africa, and there may be opportunities for Chartered Accountants. We have collated some useful information and links to assist you in starting to think about working in Africa.

In order to work in South Africa, you must apply for a work permit and await the outcome of this application before travelling there. You will not be allowed to enter without a valid permit, and you are not allowed to apply for a work permit if you are visiting on a holiday visa. There is more information available at and you can lodge applications through the Department of Home Affairs:

Below are links to other useful information sources:

  • Citizens of many European and African countries, as well as holders of an African Union Laissez Passer can travel to South Africa without needing a visa. A full list of eligible countries is here:
  • If your academic certificates or degrees are not in English, they must be translated by a sworn translator. Any formal qualifications must be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). See more information here:

Zambia’s Department of Immigration recently revised the guidelines and requirements for issuing employment permits, which means foreign nationals must be outside the country during filing and processing of applications. More details are available at the Zambia Department of Immigration website:

Looking for accounting or finance opportunities in South Africa or Zambia? Visit the links below to continue your search:

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