Welcome to Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa

Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa is the formal professional Institute for the enabling of corporate governance and company secretaryship as well as the expert commentator and thought leader in Southern Africa on governance matters. It is a recognised qualification for the accounting officer post required in terms of Close Corporation legislation. CSSA is the professional qualifying body for Chartered Secretaries offering an international qualification recognised in more than 80 countries. The career-long programme of study comprises attainment of professional qualifications and requires continuing professional development (CPD), which ensures that members remain on the cutting edge of developments. CSSA represents Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.


Membership ensures remaining at the forefront of global developments and best practice in governance.

Members click here
Charting the path to Chartered Secretary

Students click here
The Institute is a Quality Assurance Partner of QCTO and accredits providers that wish to offer the Institute's qualifications.

If you are looking for a tuition provider click here

Please note that the old domain of icsa.co.za will no longer work. Although we changed to chartsec.co.za about two years ago, our IT administrator allowed a carry-over period. He has now terminated the old domain and so these emails will bounce back.  This applies to both email addresses and the website address.