The IRC is a voluntary association, not for gain, in South Africa founded in May 2010. The role of the IRC as a national body is to provide direction on matters relating to integrated reporting and integrated thinking in South Africa through technical information and guidance, conferences and other activities.

Our organisation members are among the leading professional and industry bodies in South Africa. The founding members are the Association for Savings & Investment South Africa (ASISA), the Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA), the JSE Ltd, and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Subsequently, other organisations joined the IRC: ACCA South Africa (ACCA), Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA), Banking Association South Africa (BASA), Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa (CGISA), Council of Retirement Funds for South Africa (Batseta), Institute of Internal Auditors of South Africa (IIA SA), The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA), Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants South Africa (CIMA SA), South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), the University of Johannesburg: Department of Accountancy and the University of the Witwatersrand – School of Accountancy.

In April 2017 the IRC welcomed corporate members, a new category of membership. The 2020/2021 corporate members are: African Bank Ltd, Bastion Graphics (Pty) Ltd, Discovery Ltd, Ernst & Young (EY), Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS), Imperial Logistics Ltd, Ince (Pty) Ltd, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd (IDC), KPMG Inc, Legal Practitioners Insurance Indemnity Fund NPC (LPIIF), Liberty Holdings Ltd, Nampak Products Ltd, Nedbank Ltd, Northam Platinum Ltd, PricewaterhouseCoopers South African Firm, Redefine Properties Ltd, Royal Bafokeng Platinum Ltd, Sasfin Holdings Ltd and SNG Grant Thornton Inc.

In April 2019 the IRC welcomed corporate SME members. Our 2020/21 corporate SME members are: Magnific Corporate Reporting (Pty) Ltd, Alchemy Creative Studios (Pty) Ltd, R&A Strategic Communications (Pty) Ltd, O’Hearne Ferreira (Pty) Ltd, Trialogue (Pty) Ltd and HKLM Exchange (Pty) Ltd.

The IRC also has a number of individual honorary members.

In 2017, as part of the re-structure to accommodate the growing number of members, the IRC formed a board. The current members of the board are: Professor Mervyn King (chairman), Professor Suresh Kana (deputy chairman), Leigh Roberts (CEO), Graeme Brookes (JSE), Loshni Naidoo (SAICA), Sunette Mulder (ASISA) and Parmi Natesan (IoDSA). In May 2020 the IRC members voted Jayne Mammatt (PricewaterhouseCoopers South African Firm) and Russell Loubser to the board to fulfil the two annual rotating positions. Previously, Larissa Clark (EY) and Stephen Sadie (CGISA/CSSA) served in these positions (May 2018 – May 2020).

The IRC CEO is Leigh Roberts and the head of the IRC Secretariat is Sandy van Esch with Elrida Oberholzer the Secretariat of the IRC Working Group. The IRC relies on a team of people who volunteer their services: Darren Gorton (IT and website maintenance), Graham Terry and Lyn Bunce (membership development), Yvette Lange (academic research initiatives), Bronwyn Forsyth (social media), Julie Dixon (website updates) and Racheal Sithole (admin and projects). The IRC also relies on the contribution of its Working Group: the members of the Working Group are appointed in their individual capacity and bring their experience and expertise in different industry sectors and as preparers, consultants, investors and academics.

This website aims to be an information hub on integrated reporting in South Africa. It offers the available guidance on integrated reporting in South Africa, technical Information Papers, the latest integrated reporting awards in South Africa, and the latest research reports and surveys of the integrated reports of organisations in South Africa.