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  • Meditari Accountancy Research – overview and origins of an accounting research journal

    Posted on November 10, 2020

    Meditari Accountancy Research is a highly ranked international accounting research journal. However, the journal has deep University of Pretoria (UP), and therefore, South African roots. Prof Quintus Vorster, then Head of the Department of Accounting, was the main driving force behind the...

  • Higher Education Under Lockdown

    Posted on October 26, 2020

    The global pandemic has disrupted our concept of how life should work in almost all aspects of our lives. Higher education is no exception and many seem concerned about how students will cope with the forced transition to digital education. Some are worried that the crisis will lead to a decline...

  • Becoming a Pundit in a Time of Coronavirus

    Posted on October 23, 2020

    It seems that the current turmoil caused by the global pandemic has every pundit out there predicting how the world will change (or not) when this is (eventually) over...

  • Diluted Adjusted Core Normalised Operating Headline Earnings (DACNOHE for Short)...

    Posted on October 19, 2020

    Perhaps contrary to your expectations, this article is not about the discovery of a new and revolutionary profit measure. Nor, I hasten to add, should it be confused with some mysterious Eastern religious greeting (DACNOHE to you too). Although I must admit that I live in daily expectation...

  • Accounting Animagus?

    Posted on October 16, 2020

    As hordes of Harry Potter fans will tell you, an Animagus is a witch or a wizard that can transform into an animal and back again at will. In these fictional tales, the physical appearance of the animal resembles its human counterpart. For example, when Professor McGonagall turns herself into a...

  • Trailblazer: Prof Carolina Koornhof

    Posted on September 14, 2020

    The double honours bestowed on former EMS dean, Prof Carolina Koornhof - a CEO Country Lifetime Achiever Award at Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards ceremony in 2014 for her contribution to Higher Education, and an Honorary Golden Key award in 2018 in...

  • Alumna profile: Olga Granova-Mooi

    Posted on August 03, 2020

    Alumna Olga Granova-Mooi places much emphasis on working hard to improve accountability and corporate governance in the higher education sector. A sense of natural justice and fairness is equally important in her life, the current Head of the Unit for Internal Audit at UP, points out. A set of...

  • Alumna profile: Dr Sonnette Smith

    Posted on June 08, 2020

    The current COVID-19 lockdown is not only doom and gloom. Since Dr Sonnette Smith recently moved to Cape Town to fill a position as a contract accounting lecturer, she has thoroughly enjoyed being able to help her new colleagues during lockdown with implementing effective online teaching and...

  • ‘A recipe for success’ – Dean Elsabé Loots discusses 100 years of UP Economic & Management Sciences achievements

    Posted on June 02, 2020

    Faculty Dean Professor Elsabé Loots leads the team responsible for guiding [email protected] into a future that she sees as continuing the culture of excellence that has become synonymous with the Faculty.

  • Congratulations to autumn 2020 EMS graduates

    Posted on April 15, 2020

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) wishes to congratulate all the graduates who received their qualifications in absentia during the recent virtual graduation ceremony presided over by UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe.

  • UP Accounting graduates excel in SAICA CA qualifying exam

    Posted on April 14, 2020

    No fewer than seven UP graduates rank among the top ten achievers in the January 2020 Initial Test of Competence (ITC) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). By accomplishing the virtually impossible, they ensured that the University of Pretoria came out tops among the 3...

  • University of Pretoria takes number one spot in SAICA CA qualifying exam with a 92% pass rate

    Posted on March 30, 2020

    The University of Pretoria (UP) has taken the number one spot in the January 2020 Initial Test of Competence (ITC) , out of the 16 universities accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

  • UP's Chartered Accountancy Programme students perform brilliantly

    Posted on March 27, 2020

    In the January 2020 Initial Test of Competence (the first of two CA professional exams) released by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) on 27 March 2020, the University of Pretoria once again delivered brilliant results.

  • UP/KPMG Boardroom Challenge

    Posted on November 21, 2019

    First-year BCom (Accounting Sciences) students at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently took part in the UP/KPMG Boardroom Challenge. The Boardroom Challenge is an exciting board game that focuses on the development of critical thinking and verbal communication skills. It is a fun and exciting...

  • Commercii committee closes their term with a big bang

    Posted on October 15, 2019

    The 2018/19 Executive Committee (EC) of Commercii, the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ faculty house, attended the UP Student Development Awards on 7 October 2019 at the Groenkloof Campus.

  • UP Student wins the 2019 SA Young Tax Professional of the Year competition

    Posted on September 09, 2019

    The Ernst & Young (EY) Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) is a global competition open to students from universities internationally and is mainly directed at finding future tax leaders. The first leg of the competition runs in the specific countries, where (after a series of...

  • Prospective EMS students win big on ChooseUP Day

    Posted on August 23, 2019

    Staff and students at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) welcomed thousands of prospective students who visited the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus to attend #ChooseUP Day on 17 August 2019.

  • UP achieves top-class rating in the SAICA exams results

    Posted on August 21, 2019

    UP's Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences class of 2018 has achieved a pass rate of 97.1%, clinching first position in South Africa when considering the combined pass rate of the January and June 2019 ITC exams of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

  • Academic excellence celebrated at the EMS Dean’s List Awards

    Posted on August 01, 2019

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) hosted the annual Dean’s List Awards function on 23 July 2019, where top performers in the Faculty were celebrated for their outstanding academic achievements.

  • Leading Stanford accounting professor Mary Barth receives honorary doctorate from UP

    Posted on April 08, 2019

    “Follow your passion. If you follow your passion in your professional life, you will accomplish great things because your heart is engaged as well as your mind. Your work will be your hobby, which means you will find enjoyment in it.”

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