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Welcome to
IMA South Africa

International Management Assistants is a global, professional network of management support professionals, represented in over 30 countries.

Our main aims are the personal and professional development of our members and the continued evolution of the management support profession.

Our journey

The IMA was founded in 1974 as European Association for Professional Secretaries and in 1999 the members renamed it EUMA -  European Management Assistants. In 2016, considering the huge changes to our profession and to  prepare for the future, we became the IMA - International Management Assistants.

IMA South African was established in 2018, and joins over 30 other countries where IMA is represented.

Our Vision and Mission Statement

We are committed to be the leading international network of management support professionals by

  • providing high quality development training
  • by promoting knowledge sharing
  • by encouraging interaction among the members
  • by monitoring the development of our profession
  • by speaking up for the profession

Grow and connect
through the leading
international network 
of 
management assistants

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