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Do you require membership with a professional body to support you Critical Skills Visa application??

The IoDSA is recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional body that represents directors and those charged with governance duties.

As we are able to support visa applications based on our SAQA recognition we are also able to equip you with the tools needed to persevere in your upcoming role or business endeavour.

With this membership you will have access to the IoDSA’s prestigious events, subsidised, where you will meet professionals, employers, entrepreneurs – all business leaders who will share with you their knowledge gained from a wealth of experience and who could become valuable contacts for the immediate and long-term future.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • A governing body member
  • Executive manager
  • Company secretary
  • Partner
  • Associate or Senior manager
  • Senior tertiary academic personnel

Additional requirements

  • Proof of employment or a letter confirming your appointment must be submitted together with the application to prior to approval.
  •  Business owners to provide proof of company registration documents and a valid South African Tax clearance certificate issues by SARS.
  • Membership is only offered on a 3 year subscription term.

Critical Skills Visa Membership Benefits

Only includes access to the benefits listed here:

Thought Leadership &
Professional Benefits
Director Development, Events and Networking

Business Benefits &

Lifestyle benefits 

  • Contemporary Gazette
  • Director Sentiment Report
  • Directorship Magazine
  • E-Mag
  • getAbstract
  • Governance Matters
  • NED Fees Guide
  • Members are entitled to
    use the designation M.Inst.D behind their names
  • Receive the latest NED vacancies
  • CV Search 
  • Chartered Director
  • Certified Director
  • Subsidised rates for Director Development Programmes
  • Events and networking
  • Member orientation sessions
  • Discounted advertising rates
  • Advisory and Board Appraisals
  • Reputation Research
  • Automobile association
  • AVIS
  • BMW
  • Europcar
  • Jaguar/Landover
  • Legacy Lifestyle
    Gold Membership
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Tsogo Sun

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Terms and Conditions

* Please note:Chartered Director (SA) is a designation offered by the IoDSA and takes up to 8 months to complete.

*Terms and Conditions apply