South Africa

Welcome to CIMA South Africa.

 Find information on:

Tuition providers

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

Capped exemption fees

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

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

Find information on how to register as a tax practitioner through CIMA the CPD requirements and 2016 annual CPD subscription package and the CPD record sheet.

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.

brief guide around the changes will help you utilise and understand this vital role.

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

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

Information for members in practice

The main pieces of UK equivalent legislation members should comply with are the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 2001 and the money laundering and terrorist financing control regulations.  See a booklet of all relevant legislation.

Appendix VI of the SAICA close corporations guide states that members of professional bodies including CIMA are recognised to perform the duties of an accounting officer. 

Contact information

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