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IRBA to refer non-audit complaints to professional bodies

  • August 13, 2021

IRBA to refer non-audit complaints to professional bodies.

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IRBA guide on the implementation of search and seizure provisions published for comment

  • August 13, 2021

IRBA guide on the implementation of search and seizure provisions published for comment.

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IRBA heeds stakeholder calls and opens consultation on Enhancing Disclosures in Audit Reports

  • July 19, 2021

IRBA heeds stakeholder calls and opens consultation on Enhancing Disclosures in Audit Reports.

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ASSURANCE FEES PAYABLE TO THE IRBA WITH EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2021

  • July 06, 2021

Assurance fees payable to the IRBA with effect from 1 April 2021.

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IRBA IMPLEMENTS THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT, 4 OF 2013 (POPIA)

  • July 02, 2021

The Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA) has come into operation. According to POPIA, everyone has the right to data privacy and to have their personal data or information used only for a specific and defined purpose.

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CEO update on the new IRBA Board

  • June 18, 2021

CEO update on the new IRBA Board.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: IRBA BOARD

  • June 14, 2021

Media statement from Ministry of Finance of the Republic of South Africa.

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DISCIPLINARY HEARING SCHEDULE

  • May 04, 2021

View the Disciplinary Hearing Schedule for 2021/2022.

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Amended Act Strengthens IRBA's Investigation and Disciplinary Powers

  • May 02, 2021

Amended Act Strengthens IRBA's Investigation and Disciplinary Powers.

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IRBA RE-ELECTED TO THE IFIAR BOARD FOR ANOTHER FOUR-YEAR TERM

  • April 29, 2021

IRBA re-elected to the IFIAR Board for another four-year term.

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IRBA approves IAASB revised suite of quality management standards for early adoption Strengthening the foundation of audit quality

  • March 18, 2021

IRBA approves IAASB revised suite of quality management standards for early adoption Strengthening the foundation of audit quality.

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Refocussed IRBA strategy aims to enhance audit quality and address gaps

  • March 16, 2021

Refocussed IRBA strategy aims to enhance audit quality and address gaps.

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FEES PAYABLE TO THE IRBA WITH EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2021

  • March 12, 2021

Fees payable with effect from 1 April 2021.

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IRBA's Second AQI Report outlines actionable recommendations for audit quality

  • March 09, 2021

IRBA's Second AQI Report outlines actionable recommendations for audit quality.

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IRBA announces Acting Director: Inspections

  • March 08, 2021

IRBA announces Acting Director: Inspections.

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Early adopters on the JSE drive MAFR up to 43%

  • March 07, 2021

Early adopters on the JSE drive MAFR up to 43%.

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Irba introduces acting CEO

  • March 01, 2021

Introducing Irba's acting CEO.

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Caretaker Board at Irba issues call for nominations to serve on the Board

  • February 25, 2021

Call for nominations to serve on the Board.

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IRBA updates the market on governance steps taken by Caretaker Board

  • February 16, 2021

IRBA updates the market on governance steps taken by Caretaker Board.

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ONLINE SUBMISSION OF ASSURANCE WORK DECLARATION AND FIRM RELATED INFORMATION 2021

  • February 01, 2021

The firm assurance work declaration and firm related information are now available for submission on the IRBA website.

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THE INDEPENDENT REGULATORY BOARD FOR AUDITORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS DISSOLVED

  • January 28, 2021

Media statement released by Ministry of Finance.

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Archives

December 11, 2020 IRBA expresses disappointment at soft sanction against Deloitte auditor
December 11, 2020 Disciplinary Committee's Sanction Ruling: IRBA vs M Jordan
November 19, 2020 Disciplinary Committee's merits ruling in the African Bank matter
November 12, 2020 IRBA Mourns the death of Auditor General Kimi Makwetu
August 28, 2020 AUDIT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (ADCOM) OF THE IRBA: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
July 16, 2020 IRBA confirms investigation into auditors of EOH
July 15, 2020 ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE OF THE IRBA: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
June 30, 2020 Auditors' duty to report RIs on non-compliance with EAAB regulatory deadline of 30 June 2020
June 30, 2020 INSPECTIONS COMMITTEE OF THE IRBA CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
June 21, 2020 25% of JSE-listed entities have rotated audit firms ahead of 2023 MAFR deadline
May 29, 2020 ASSURANCE FEES PAYABLE TO THE IRBA WITH EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2020
May 29, 2020 African Bank / Deloitte final arguments will proceed in June
May 22, 2020 DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE OF THE IRBA CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
May 22, 2020 EDUCATION, TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF THE IRBA CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
May 15, 2020 INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE OF THE IRBA: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
May 14, 2020 IRBA draws attention to the Key Audit Matters in auditor's reports as it relates to COVID-19
May 11, 2020 DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE OF THE IRBA: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
May 05, 2020 African Bank Deloitte final arguments set for June
April 28, 2020 IRBA Board appoints Jenitha John as new CEO
April 23, 2020 AUDIT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF THE IRBA CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
April 20, 2020 A Fine Balancing Act for Market Recovery By Bernard Agulhas, CEO of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors
April 03, 2020 MONITORING COMMITTEE OF THE IRBA CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
April 02, 2020 INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE OF THE IRBA CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
March 25, 2020 IRBA shares guidance with auditors on the implications of COVID-19 on audits and auditors
March 24, 2020 Sharemax disciplinary hearing postponed to October 2020
March 23, 2020 IRBA takes steps to assist government with containment of community transmissions
March 23, 2020 THE FEES PAYABLE TO THE IRBA WITH EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2020
March 16, 2020 Sharemax hearing temporarily adjourns
March 02, 2020 Court rules on disclosure of documents in MAFR challenge
February 26, 2020 IRBA foresees audit reforms will regain confidence in profession if audit firms follow suit
February 07, 2020 Update on CEO Recruitment Process
February 05, 2020 Change to Practice on Sanctions for Improper Conduct
February 01, 2020 NEW PROCESS: ONLINE SUBMISSION OF ASSURANCE WORK DECLARATION AND FIRM RELATED INFORMATION 2020
December 03, 2019 ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE OF THE IRBA: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
December 02, 2019 IRBA launches Audit Quality Indicators: Evaluating audit quality and promoting transparency of audit firms
November 21, 2019 INSITITUTE OF INTERNAL AUDITORS Launch of State of Governance Report
October 29, 2019 IRBA achieves a decade of clean audit opinions
October 16, 2019 DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE OF THE IRBA: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
October 09, 2019 Slight improvement in perception of auditing and accounting standards and shareholder governance
October 07, 2019 21 percent of JSE-listed companies have changed their auditors ahead of MAFR deadline
September 26, 2019 Hearing Dates on African Bank - hearing should conclude in December 2019
September 09, 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO SERVE ON THE STATUTORY COMMITTEES OF THE IRBA
July 01, 2019 Hearing Dates for Deloitte auditors on African Bank
June 12, 2019 ASSURANCE FEES PAYABLE TO THE IRBA WITH EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2019
May 16, 2019 CALL FOR PERSONS TO SERVE ON THE DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE OF THE INDEPENDENT REGULATORY BOARD FOR AUDITORS
April 01, 2019 17 percent of JSE-listed companies have rotated auditors ahead of MAFR
March 28, 2019 Linkway Trading auditor deregistered - ordered to contribute to costs
March 19, 2019 IRBA investigation into Steinhoff auditors will recommence once restated financials are released
March 15, 2019 DISCLOSURE OF ASSURANCE STATUS ON IRBA WEBSITE AND HOW TO CHANGE YOUR STATUS
March 05, 2019 FEES PAYABLE TO THE IRBA WITH EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2019
February 19, 2019 IRBA inspections reveal recurring quality deficiency themes
February 15, 2019 IRBA concludes sanctions hearings on Gupta-linked Linkway auditor
February 07, 2019 NOTICE OF HEARING: Sanction hearing for former auditor of Linkway Trading
February 07, 2019 The IRBA welcomes the introduction of the Financial Matters Amendment Bill with APA Amendments
February 04, 2019 Comments on the Financial Matters Amendment Bill
January 31, 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATION OF PERSONS TO SERVE ON THE BOARD AND STATUTORY COMMITTEES OF THE INDEPENDENT REGULATORY BOARD FOR AUDITORS (IRBA)
December 14, 2018 ANNUAL FEES PAYABLE TO THE IRBA WITH EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2019
December 14, 2018 In the matter of African Bank Deloitte
December 10, 2018 CALL FOR NOMINATION OF PERSONS TO SERVE ON THE BOARD AND STATUTORY COMMITTEES OF THE INDEPENDENT REGULATORY BOARD FOR AUDITORS (IRBA)
December 10, 2018 NITASHA NAICKER APPOINTED DIRECTOR OPERATIONS
November 07, 2018 IRBA responds regarding actions against auditors of VBS
September 17, 2018 Auditing Profession Act Amendments 2018 Continued regulatory improvement for public protection
September 12, 2018 AFIAAR adopts strategy for continental integration of accounting and auditing regulation
August 21, 2018 NOTICE OF HEARING
August 02, 2018 33% of all audit firm rotations since 2017 due to MAFR
July 31, 2018 IRBA issues notice of transparency reporting for audit firms
July 05, 2018 Hearing of evidence into conduct of auditor for Linkway Trading concludes
June 19, 2018 Firm Fees Payable to the IRBA with Effect from 01 April 2018
June 12, 2018 IRBA welcomes standard setting reform focused on greater independence and enhanced public interest focus
May 04, 2018 A few bad auditors have cost many good people their reputations IRBA takes steps to mitigate collateral damage
April 18, 2018 IRBA Act Amendments will strengthen oversight powers
April 13, 2018 IRBA CEO addresses Zimbabwe Accountants Conference (ZAC2018) on Ethics
March 12, 2018 FEES PAYABLE TO THE IRBA WITH EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2018
March 02, 2018 1st AFIAAR meeting heralds new focus on independent accounting and auditing regulation in Africa
February 25, 2018 IRBA identifies lines of inquiry but requires restated financials for Steinhoff
February 08, 2018 IRBA deals firmly with crisis of confidence in accounting and auditing professions
February 02, 2018 IRBA Board trusts Agulhas to navigate current audit landscape
January 12, 2018 Update on IRBA investigations into KPMG
December 15, 2017 IRBA confirms investigation into conduct of Steinhoff auditors
December 14, 2017 IRBA beefs up sanctions and will pursue amendments to the Act
December 07, 2017 Accounting irregularities do not necessarily indicate an audit failure
September 27, 2017 Drop in SA WEF ranking is regrettable but expected
September 20, 2017 SAICA has no legal mandate to lead independent inquiries
September 17, 2017 KPMG Matter
September 10, 2017 IRBA welcomes international boards' drive to focus on professional scepticism
September 07, 2017 SHAREHOLDERS ARE HAVING THEIR SAY ON AUDITOR APPOINTMENTS
August 18, 2017 The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors appoints its new chairman
June 30, 2017 Audit regulator launches probe into KPMG audits of Linkway Trading
June 21, 2017 IRBA says additional measures required to promote transformation of audit profession
June 12, 2017 RULE ON MANDATORY AUDIT FIRM ROTATION
June 06, 2017 MAFR: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
June 02, 2017 MAFR gazetted to enhance auditor independence and protect public interest
June 02, 2017 Inspection Fees Payable to the IRBA with Effect from 01 April 2017
May 05, 2017 TENDER IRBA017/2017
April 10, 2017 ANNUAL RENEWAL DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE
March 16, 2017 IRBA Inspections Report shows decline in audit quality
March 14, 2017 Real empowerment remains an evasive ideal
March 10, 2017 FEES PAYABLE TO THE IRBA WITH EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2017
February 18, 2017 IRBA TURNS ITS ATTENTION TO PROMOTING MEASURABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN AUDIT
February 13, 2017 NEW PROCESS FOR UPDATING PERSONAL AND FIRM DETAILS AND ANNUAL RENEWAL
February 07, 2017 Audit Regulator welcomes public hearing into audit firm rotation
February 02, 2017 Board Appointments by the Finance Minister to the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors
January 20, 2017 IRBA Comment process yields solid engagement