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 70 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.

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Charting the path to Chartered Secretary

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The Institute is a Quality Assurance Partner of FASSET and accredits providers that wish to offer the

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PLEASE NOTE: We regret any inconvenience and frustration that you have experienced when trying to register online. Unfortunately our previous service provider resigned. We are not fixing a technical fault but have moved over to a new service provider who is constructing a brand new student online registration system from scratch. Our last student online registration system was built 8 years ago. So hopefully you will understand that it does take time to construct a brand new system. This new student online registration system is very detailed and does take time to get all the glitches sorted out. We hope to have our system up and running in June 2014. In the interim we will assist you to register manually via email or telephone. We know this is causing you an inconvenience however the new improved website will be a great improvement on what we had. We ask you to bear with us during this process.