Session 3: Living the Code

During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, living the code presented challenges. In this session the IRBA provides an update on the current IESBA projects relating to COVID-19 and the Code.

Date: 8 October

Cost: Free for all attendees

Programme: 10:00 – 11:30


Saadiya Adam is a Technical Advisor to the International Ethics Standards Board for Professional Accounts (IESBA). She is also the Senior Professional Manager: Standards at the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), serving as Secretariat to the Committee for Auditor Ethics (CFAE) and the Committee for Auditing Standards (CFAS), the standards- setting statutory committees established by South Africa’s Auditing Profession Act. The CFAE is responsible for determining what constitutes improper conduct by registered auditors, including developing the IRBA Code of Professional Conduct.  Saadiya is a CA(SA) and a Certified Ethics Officer with The Ethics Institute of Southern Africa.


SAICA’s CPD policy has changed effective 1 January 2020 from an input measurement basis to an output measurement basis. Learning and the development of professional competence is unique to each member and should be aligned to your personal needs identified in your reflective learning plans. For further information and guidance, go to SAICA’s CPD website. The competencies being addressed in this seminar are:

  • Professional values and attitudes: ethics, lifelong learning, citizenship
  • Decision-making acumen: Judgement and decision-making; Integrated thinking; Professional scepticism
  • Relational acumen: People skills; Relationship-building skills; Self-management; Managing others

If you are required to log CPD hours (for instance if you are a SAICA Tax Practitioner or registered with other professional bodies or organisations such as the IOD, SAIPA, SAIT etc.), please note that this seminar affords you 1.5 hours of CPD.