The Institute in South Africa had its beginning in 1965, but was then called The Institute of South African Shipbrokers (ISAS). Member that has passed the London exams were then accorded membership of ISAS. A Fellow would be an FISAS. The records were kept in Cape Town.



However, around 1971, our International relationship with the ICS came to an end due to bans enforced on us by London due to our apartheid laws. We were welcomed back on board in 1993, when Barbara Fletcher (then Director of the ICS in London) came to visit SA and invited us back into the fold. The ICS SA Branch was then formed in 1994. Sean Minogue was the President of ISAS at that time and with the inauguration of the ICS, his title changed to Chairman. The Durban office was started at this time by Bambi Lewin


We as the ICS SA Branch are not incorporated as a company nor a non profit organization in South Africa at all. We run by the following agreements with London:


  • Royal Charter and Bye-Laws
  • Branch Rules
  • Distance Learning Centre Agreement


Further information if required can be requested from our office. Click here for contact details.