Proudly South African
Proudly South African is the country’s official Buy Local campaign which seeks to stimulate much-needed job creation and retention in our country through the lobbying for and promotion of local goods, services and industries.
The organisation lobbies the public and private sectors to increase their levels of local procurement through their supply chain structures and encourages consumers to do so through changing their purchasing habits.
Proudly SA is a membership-based organisation, and only companies that have been audited and approved are entitled to carry the logo, which symbolises the adherence of that product or service to required local-content thresholds and quality standards.
The Institute of Business Advisors Southern Africa (IBASA)
The Institute of Business Advisors Southern Africa (IBASA) is a Non-Profit Company which was formed in 2001. It is a self-regulatory professional body which prides itself on the calibre of members in its membership base who subscribe to its code of ethics and the high standards that have been set. It was previously known as IBA until recently when the name was changed to include our geographical local. We are recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as the professional body for Business Advisors. The Institute is responsible for the grading, accreditation and continuous professional development of business advisors, business coaches, and mentors serving the micro, small and medium enterprises SMME’s in South and the Southern Africa sub continent/ region.