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SAICA suspends Markus Jooste’s membership pending finalisation of disciplinary proceedings

Last Updated Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:21:27 PM

Johannesburg, 25 July 2019 -  The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has suspended Mr. Markus Jooste’s membership pending the finalisation of disciplinary proceedings against him.

Jooste tendered his resignation from SAICA in a letter received from his lawyers on 14 June 2019. Citing the reasons for his resignation, Jooste’s lawyers allege that the outcome of the proposed disciplinary inquiry against their client has been predetermined by SAICA, following media reports in which SAICA CEO, Mr. Freeman Nomvalo, confirmed that SAICA will be proceeding with a disciplinary inquiry against Jooste.

SAICA’s Board considered Jooste’s resignation at its meeting on 26 June 2019. The Board resolved not to accept Jooste’s resignation and to suspend his membership pending the finalisation of disciplinary proceedings against him. The Board’s decision not to accept Jooste’s resignation and to suspend his membership pending the finalisation of disciplinary proceedings against him was made in terms of SAICA’s By-laws and was conveyed as such to Jooste’s lawyers.

SAICA’s By-laws are designed to ensure that its disciplinary inquiries are conducted in an independent, lawful and fair manner. Moreover, SAICA has pointed out to Jooste’s lawyers that their client cannot avoid the disciplinary inquiry that SAICA has decided to initiate against Jooste by handing in his resignation.

Sent on behalf of Freeman Nomvalo, SAICA Chief Executive Officer.

About SAICA

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), South Africa’s pre-eminent accountancy body, is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading accounting institutes. The Institute provides a wide range of support services to more than 46 000 members and associates who are chartered accountants [CAs(SA)], as well as associate general accountants (AGAs(SA)) and accounting technicians (ATs(SA)), who hold positions as CEOs, MDs, board directors, business owners, chief financial officers, auditors and leaders in every sphere of commerce and industry, and who play a significant role in the nation’s highly dynamic business sector and economic development.

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