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Welcome to the Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa

The Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa (formerly 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. CGISA is the professional qualifying body for chartered secretaries and chartered governance professionals, offering an international qualification recognised in more than 80 countries. The career-long programme comprises attainment of the professional qualification and continuing professional development (CPD), which ensures that members remain on the cutting edge of developments. CGISA represents Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Eswatini.


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

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Charting the path to Chartered Secretary and Governance Professional.

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

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