About Us

As trailblazers and market leaders, Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences (GIFS) believes in the transformative power of education to create a better Africa for others to inherit.

GIFS is one of South Africa’s foremost financial services education providers, continuing the trusted legacy of the multiple award-winning and multiple award-nominated Masifunde Training Centre (MTC) that had served the industry with distinction for 14 years. In April 2019, MTC rebranded as GIFS, expanding its footprint in Africa and introducing a wider range of accredited and non-accredited programmes designed to spearhead sustainable, positive change by equipping individuals with skills and qualifications needed to excel in the financial services industry.

As a specialist, private, educational powerhouse with offices countrywide, GIFS plays an integral role in moulding the minds of future generations of financial services game-changers by continuously evolving its education experience through innovation and insight.

The diverse range of GIFS’ programme offerings are part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and are approved by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Legislation requires that companies and people giving financial advice or intermediary services must meet the Fit and Proper criteria. To this end, we offer accredited qualifications that are part of the Financial Service Conduct Authority (FSCA) list of acceptable Fit and Proper qualifications. All FAIS -related programmes are aligned to the competency requirements of Board Notice 914 of 2018

GIFS Formula for Excellence

We choose to work with people who are committed to continuous learning; who are willing to step far outside of what they know; who want to grow and develop; and who share our goal to bring about positive, meaningful change within the financial services sector.

Our Mission

As an award-winning educational institution, our mission is to create and inspire generations of educated, determined, forward-thinking trailblazers, who will help bring about positive change and build an inclusive and equal Africa.

Our Vision

Through our commitment to building a better Africa for others to inherit, we let the Madiba legacy live on!

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