South Africa

Capped exemption fees

Exemption fees for holders of relevant degrees are capped at GBP165.

 Find information on:


CIMA in South Africa:
 0861 CIMASA (0861 246272) or  +27 (0)11 788 8723
F: +27 (0)11 788 8724

For queries regarding exemptions, examination registration, new student registrations and fee payments email

If you are unhappy with the service you have received, or if you have experienced a problem, please contact Zahra Cassim, Head of South Africa: 


Opening hours

Monday to Friday office hours: 8.30am to 4pm (Central Africa Time).

Postal address

PO Box 745, Northlands 2116

Office address

54 Melrose Boulevard, 4th floor 
Melrose Arch
Melrose North
Johannesburg, South Africa

Registering as a tax practitioner with CIMA

As a Recognised Controlling Body for SARS, CIMA is required to regulate South African members and students providing taxation services.

CIMA members, and CIMA students who have successfully completed the Certificate In Business Accounting (Cert BA), who are registered as tax practitioners with SARS, will therefore also need to be registered as tax practitioners with CIMA.

Find information on how to register as a tax practitioner through well as the annual CPD requirements and subscription package


Commissioner of Oaths

CIMA members in South Africa have been granted permission to act as ex officio Commissioners of Oaths. Section 6 of the Justice of Peace and Commissioners and Oaths Act, 1963 (Act No. 16 of 1963) has been updated by reason of the designation held by CIMA Associates and Fellows.

A brief guide around the changes has been prepared by CIMA to help members utilise and understand this vital role.

CIMA membership must be maintained in order to retain ex officio Commissioner of Oaths status.

Proposed amendment to the tax administration act 2011: implications for tax practitioner registration

Regarding the 1 July 2013 deadline for registration as a tax practitioner, an amendment is proposed in the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill 2013 which will have implications for the registration of those acting as tax practitioners.

Find out more about the amendment .

CIMA recognised as a controlling body with SARS

CIMA is delighted to announce that its application to the South African Revenue Services (SARS) has been approved and that it is now a recognised controlling body.

Find out more about the SARS update (PDF 94KB).

Important SARS notice regarding share warrants

All companies that issued share warrants to bearer are required to submit a declaration to assist SARS in confirming the number of these share warrants still in circulation and any dividends paid.

Find out more about share warrants

Gain tax reductions as a CIMA learnership

If you would like to find out more about how your organisation can register as a CIMA training partner and claim up to R60,000 per annum in income tax deductions towards the cost of your training, please contact Naathira Omar at

Tuition providers

Please see the list of tuition providers for CIMA in South Africa (PDF 78KB).