The Chartered Governance Institute of 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. 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. CGISA was a founding member of the CSIA and was present at the launch in Paris in 2010.
The mission of the Institute is to become the shining beacon of Governance and to be the best explainers, the best advocates, the best educators and the most active organisation in the promotion of good governance in Southern Africa. Members are required to observe the highest standards of professional conduct and ethical behaviour in all their activities, including retaining knowledge currency through the continuing professional development (CPD).