The first issue of Auditing SA was published in April 1998. It replaced the SAIGA Newsletter, which appeared until the end of 1997.
The upgrading of the Newsletter to Auditing SA is one of the visible signs of the revival and growth of the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors. Although a need for such a journal has existed for quite some time, it has never been addressed – for various reasons. This journal is unique in that it is the only journal in South Africa that focuses specifically on the field of Auditing and related aspects.
The aim of this journal is to develop both the subject and the process of auditing. Auditing is universal, and the journal will therefore not focus specifically on either private or public sector auditing as such, but on the universal phenomenon of auditing.
Auditing SA is a bi-annual publication, which is read by a unique target audience. It is provided free of charge to all members of The Southern African Institute of Government Auditors as part of their membership subscription, it is also distributed to senior government officials at national, provincial and local government level and to all accountants and auditors who attend our extensive continued professional education programmes.
To mark certain occasions, Jubilee Issues are published over and above the “normal” issues. An example of such Jubilee Issue is the edition which focused on the celebration of 10 Years of Performance Auditing by the Office of the Auditor-General.
As the journal of the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors, Auditing SA wants to stimulate critical discourse in the field of auditing in Southern Africa.
In view of the policy of the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors to keep subscriptions as low as possible, Auditing SA is published in the most cost-effective way possible – the principle of substance over form applies here.
Auditing can have different focal points, depending on the auditee, who can be in either the private or the public sector. The Editorial Board welcomes contributions on the subjects of accountability and auditing with an emphasis on the application in the public sector. Articles should ideally not exceed two thousand (2000) words.



The journal Auditing SA carries advertising material on a limited scale. If you are interested in advertising, please contact the SAIGA Secretariat for advertising rates and specifications:
SAIGA Secretariat
PO Box 36303
Menlo Park
South AfricaTel: International (+2712) 362-1221
National: (012) 362-1221
Fax: International (+2712) 362-1418
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The Southern African Journal of Accountability and Auditing Research (SAJAAR) is the official scientific research journal of the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors.

As a fully independent refereed publication, supported by an international Editorial Board, it aims to advance scholarly research and debate into accountability and auditing related topics. SAJAAR is an accredited journal by the Department of Education (South Africa).
SAJAAR is an annual publication. The views expressed in SAJAAR are those of the respective authors.
Hard copies of the Journal can be purchased from the Institute at R273.60 (R240.00 plus R33.60 VAT) a copy (overseas 50 USA dollars airmail).
Abstracts of the articles published in SAJAAR are set out below. The full text of the articles can be obtained through SABINET Online Ltd (in electronic format). Click the link below to gain access to the SABINET site:
SABINET – SAJAAR (online services)


Authors wishing to submit a manuscript, should carefully adhere to the Editorial Requirements, which can be downloaded (see link below).

Editorial Requirements

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