The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) notes media reports that certain
organisations intend on pursuing presumed IoDSA members through the IoDSA.
In order to clarify its position, the IoDSA would like to point out that:
The IoDSA is a voluntary, non-statutory body, and membership is not required in order to practise as a director.
IoDSA members are governed by a code of conduct, which is published on our
The IoDSA board has the power to terminate membership of the Institute in
its sole discretion if the member contravenes the code of conduct or brings the
organisation into disrepute, or if it believes that his or her continued membership
would be harmful to the interests and/or objectives of the IoDSA. The termination of
membership is required to follow due and fair process.
As a non-statutory body, the IoDSA has no additional legal authority or jurisdiction to
take action against its members.
Those members who hold the designation of Chartered Director (South Africa) can
have their designation revoked due to misconduct and the will in turn be removed
from the national register linked to Chartered Directors (South Africa).
“As the standard-bearer of good governance in Southern Africa, the public can rest assured
that we are alive to the need to hold our members to our code,” says Angela Cherrington,
CEO of the IoDSA. “We have a published complaints policy and process and once due
process has been followed, should the IoDSA Board decide that a member has acted in
contravention of the IoDSA Code of Conduct, the member’s membership will be revoked
with immediate effect.”
Completely agree that IoDSA cannot be held liable for the conduct of presumed members as these people don't represent the rights of IoDSA but individuals and if complaints policy and process has not been followed they can't know what members are doing in their individual capacities of boards.