About Us


The South African Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE SA) is a recognised South African professional body, representing and governing fraud examination professionals in South Africa.  

The South African Chapter represents the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, which is the world's largest anti-fraud and white-collar crime organisation and premier provider of training and education in these industries. Our members are committed to reducing white-collar crime worldwide and inspiring public confidence and objectivity within the profession. 

About ACFE International 

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 90,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. 

As fraud becomes increasingly more prevalent and complicated, the ACFE is continually researching and developing new publications, self-study products, and cutting-edge fraud training conferences designed to educate and prepare fraud examiners for the challenges they face. 

As an ACFE member, you receive many valuable benefits that help to promote your professional and career development. These benefits include access to member’s only services and resources as well as discounts on many of ACFE’s valuable products. Membership is open to any person who qualifies and is interested in, or engaged in, the practice or teaching of preventing, detecting or deterring fraud. 

There is no better time than today to enhance your career and invest in your future by becoming a Member of the Association. 

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The mission of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime and to assist the members in fraud detection and deterrence. 

To accomplish our mission, the ACFE:

  • Provides bona fide qualifications for Certified Fraud Examiners through administration of the CFE Examination
  • Sets high standards for admission, including demonstrated competence through mandatory continuing professional education 
  • Requires Certified Fraud Examiners to adhere to a strict code of professional conduct and ethics 
  • Serves as the international representative for Certified Fraud Examiners to business, government and academic institutions 
  • Provides leadership to inspire public confidence in the integrity, objectivity, and professionalism of Certified Fraud Examiners 




What is Corruption

Corruption is the wrongful use of influence to procure a benefit for the actor or another person, contrary to the duty or the rights of others.Dishonest or illegal behaviour especially by powerful people (such as government officials or police officers) 

What is Bribery

Bribery involves offering, giving, receiving or soliciting anything of value to influence an official act or business decision. 

  • Official bribery 
  • Commercial bribery 
What is Economic Extortion

Economic extortion is present when an employee or official, through the wrongful use of actual or threatened force or fear, demands money or some other consideration to make a particular business decision.



What is Fraud
  • The  crime of using dishonest methods to take something valuable from another person
  • A person who pretends to be what he or she is not in order to trick people
  • A copy of something that is meant to look like the real thing in order to trick people 
What are Kickbacks

Kickbacks are improper, undisclosed payments made to obtain favourable treatment.

What are Illegal Gratuities

Illegal gratuities are something of value given to another party to reward a decision after it has been made, rather than to influence it before the decision is made. 





Did a member(s) act unethically or unprofessionally?

You can report them by contacting the ACFE SA Legal Officer, Adv. Minette Niemann at: 


ACFE SA Legal Officer