How To Enter

To enter, submit a video that is between 30 seconds and 2 minutes long summarising your contribution, together with a brief biography (which includes your SAICA ID and the submission of a colour photograph).

Two weeks after the closing date of 2 September 2020, SAICA will notify the top 20 selected trainees who will then be required to prepare and submit a longer five-minute video summarizing their contribution in more detail. The second video must be submitted to SAICA by no later than 2 October 2020.

Once all top 20 videos have been submitted, a panel of Citizenship role models will select the Top 5 candidates who will have the opportunity to deliver a 20-minute presentation detailing their citizenship contribution at the online Trainee Trailblazer awards ceremony on 29 October 2020.


Trainee Trailblazer: Citizenship Showcase

The focus of the 2020 Trainee Trailblazer Competition is on Citizenship and will showcase, encourage and share how trainees have stepped up and contributed this year to the lives of their peers, families, friends, communities and training offices.

As an aspiring SAICA member or associate, trainees are expected to immolate the traits of responsible leaders in that, all members of this profession are expected to behave ethically and create sustainable value for a wide range of stakeholders within an organization through initiatives that protect the public interest.

As a future member or associate, you will be expected to be a responsible leader who behaves ethically and creates sustainable value for a wide range of stakeholders within an organization. This acumen is known as “citizenship” and it is the recognition that an individual or organisation has responsibilities to the community in which he/she/it functions, through a combination of:

  • Personal Citizenship: The personal approach of valuing, being responsive and tolerant towards cultural diversity and individual differences and seeking opportunities to have a positive impact on one’s local community and environment.
  • Business Citizenship: The recognition of an organisation’s social, cultural and environmental responsibilities to the community in which it seeks its licence to operate and the economic and financial responsibilities to its shareholders or stakeholders.
  • Professional Citizenship: The ability to demonstrate professional behaviour, have a positive impact on one’s profession and a commitment to serve public interest.
  • Global Citizenship: The ability to influence and work effectively with those from different cultures to grow international collaboration and prosperity.

If you would like to know more about what Citizenship means for CAs(SA) and AGAs(SA) of the future visit CA2025.