The UP Thuthuka Programme

The name “Thuthuka” (a Zulu verb meaning “to develop”) was chosen by SAICA to designate its transformation initiatives related to increasing the number of African and Coloured chartered accountants. The Department of Accounting’s transformation programme was established in order to better serve the financial knowledge and skills needs of South African business, by taking cognisance of the recognised need to transform the demographics of the accountancy profession.
The Thuthuka Bursary Fund
The Thuthuka Bursary Fund is administered by SAICA. It aims to assist academically-talented African and Coloured students to pursue a BCom Accounting degree in order to become chartered accountants. The Bursary Fund places students at various participating universities, including the University of Pretoria.
Thuthuka application process
Thuthuka applications are no longer done online and students should approach SAICA directly to apply.
Should you have any queries, students can send an email to [email protected] or call 011 621 6600.
Please ensure that you have the following supporting documentation available in electronic format as part of your application process:
  1. Copy of your Green ID Book or SA ID Card
  2. Copy of your Grade 11 Results
  3. Copy of your Grade 12 Results (if in exceptional cases you already passed Gr 12)
  4. A Signed consent form 
  5. Your parents' / guardians ID copy
  6. Your parents' latest salary advice
  7. Copies of ID or Birth Certificates of other school-going dependants in your home
The closing date for applications is now 28 June 2019.
What can you expect from the UP-Thuthuka Programme?
• All students who are recipients of a Thuthuka bursary are required to be part of the UP-Thuthuka Programme.
• Students will register for all the regular courses in BCom in Accounting Sciences and PGDip in Accounting Sciences/CTA (subject to selection).
• Additional lectures, tutorials and assessments in Financial Accounting form part of the Programme.
• A mentoring and tutoring system in respect of other identified subject modules is also included.
• Additional academic support in developing skills and competencies to assist students in their studies as well as to prepare students for the work place are part of the Programme.
• Students on the UP-Thuthuka Programme will have the use of a study centre on the Hatfield Campus (ie a dedicated venue for the use of the students concerned).
• A dedicated Programme Manager will assume responsibility for the UP-Thuthuka class, including the on-going monitoring of student performance.
NOTE: Due to available capacity constraints, the number of students that can be accommodated on the UP-Thuthuka Programme will be limited.
UP-Thuthuka Programme Administrator:
Mr L Mogafe
Tel: 012 420 3867
Email: [email protected]
Published by Liesl Oosthuizen

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