I trust you are healthy and well.
It’s incredible how quickly time passes! Who would have guessed that Christmas 2021 would arrive so quickly. While many of us have begun to consider vacation plans, a few of us still have a few loose ends to tie up before we can switch off our computers for a well-deserved vacation. Before we part ways, I’d like to provide you with an update on recent EPA developments.
EPA MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENTS
This year the EPA introduced a redesigned membership application process in line with changes to our Memorandum of Association (MOI). In particular, the two distinguishing membership categories; Associate member (our introductory membership category) and the (EP)SA designation.
Applications opened early in the year and we have successfully awarded 6 members the (EP)SA designation to date.
As we move into the 2022 membership period we will be requiring members to submit their applications for either membership category, together with payment using the recently launched digital application platform managed through the EPA’s secured Google Drive.
There are two links provided below which can be used for the membership application submission, one which navigates directly to the application form but requires supporting documents to be mailed through to the EPA, and the second which requires a Google log-in that allows secure upload of all supporting documents.
EPA Membership application links:
The below application link navigates directly to the application form but requires supporting documents to be mailed through to the EPA [email protected].
The below application link requires a Google log-in that allows secure upload of all supporting documents.
EPA MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2022
Invoicing for the 2022 membership period will commence in January 2022 and we foresee no increase in membership subscription for either membership category (Associate or (EP)SA members).
*Please note that in order to satisfy required governance and professional standards, we require that members that have not yet done so, complete the application forms as detailed above inclusive of supporting documents when submitting your membership payment.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: SAVE THE DATE: 21 JANUARY 2022
We will be conducting our AGM on Friday 21 January 2022. A formal notice will be distributed in the first week of December 2021. We urge all our members to please participate either in person or through proxy as a number of key developments will be discussed and open for input, including the launch of the EPA’s Code of Ethics.
OUR ASSOCIATED PARTNER NEWS AND EVENTS
- GOOD GOVERNANCE ACADEMY
We are pleased to advise that the EPA has recently become a supporter of the Good Governance Academy (GGA).
GGA are hosting their 6th Colloquium on the 18 November 2021. This event will focus on the global shift in corporate reporting to incorporate sustainability reporting. Registration for free participation at the event can be accessed here https://goodgovernance.academy
- FRAUD AWARENESS WEEK – 14 to 20 November 2022
The EPA is a proud supporter of Fraud Awareness Week. We are sharing valuable material and references on various fraud detection, investigation and prevention measures on social media during the course of this week.
In addition, please take note of the following events and initiatives being offered for Fraud Awareness Week:
- ACFE SA (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) is hosting a Fraud Awareness Day on 19 November 2021. Registration for this free virtual event can accessed here https://www.acfesa.co.za/
- The ICFP (Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners) is hosting a number of events during the course of the week. Registration for these free events can be accessed here https://www.icfp.co.za/calendar-node-field-dates/month
- The Ethics Institute (TEI) is hosting a webinar on 30 November 2021 on Virtual Ethical Organisational Culture – Building an ethical culture in a virtual world. Please see link for further information:
ACCESS TO OUR EPA WEBINARS
In building our current thought leadership resource we have placed links to most our webinars conducted in the preceding period on our website. Please feel free to access these via our website link https://www.epa-africa.com/blog/
We would like to extend an offer to members to please forward topics you wish to see covered in future events and let us know should you wish to present an ethics related thought leadership topic.
As always, please free to contact us on [email protected]
Looking forward to an exciting 2022 ahead.