The Institute of Directors in South Africa
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The Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA) is the professional body for directors in South Africa. We offer membership, events, thought leadership and guidance, director training, board performance evaluations and governance advisory services, and owns and confers two SAQA- recognised director designations, being Certified Director and Chartered Director (SA). The IoDSA has built up a strong, credible brand in the promotion of ethical and effective leadership in South Africa, with its vision being Better Directors, Better Boards, Better Business, ultimately leading to a Better SA.

We are also the convener and secretariat for the King Committee in South Africa, and publisher and copyright owner of the various King Reports on Corporate Governance for South Africa. Our company values include Purpose (we show commitment, we understand why, we are dependable, we do the right things), Passion (we innovate, we are agile, we are efficient, we have drive), Professionalism (we act with integrity, we show respect, we are team players, we communicate well) and Performance (we display excellence, we find solutions, we take on more, we strive to improve).

We currently have over 9000 members, consist of directors and prospective directors from various sectors and industries. We are pleased of the increased diversity of our growing membership base. The IoDSA has received numerous accolades over its 60-plus years existence, including the Integrated Reporting Award in the NPO category in 2020 and 2021. We were also the proud winners of Business of the Year in the Top Women Awards in 2021 for our efforts and results around gender empowerment in the workplace.