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  • Racing towards the stars: A closer look at the PGDAS amazing race

    Posted on February 22, 2024

    Our Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences (PGDAS) students had an electrifying start to their academic year as they participated in the PGDAS Amazing Race. Instead of traditional lectures or seminars for their orientation, students were immersed in a race against time, where each station...

  • First-year BCom Accounting Sciences students’ treasure hunt

    Posted on February 22, 2024

    On 15 February 2024, the BCom Accounting Sciences first-year students participated in an exciting treasure hunt. The primary objective of this adventure was to acquaint the students with various campus venues, making it easier for them to locate their lecture halls.

  • UP Accounting Sciences alumni quartet recognised for early career excellence

    Posted on November 23, 2023

    Four University of Pretoria Accounting Sciences alumni have been nominated for the annual South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Top-35-under-35 awards.

  • UP hosts the SAICA Thuthuka Managers Meeting

    Posted on October 19, 2023

    The University of Pretoria recently had the honour of hosting the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Thuthuka Managers Meeting for the very first time, which brought together SAICA – the funders of the Thuthuka bursary – and Thuthuka managers from institutions across...

  • Outstanding academics shine at EMS Awards

    Posted on October 04, 2023

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) recently hosted its annual EMS Awards to celebrate the excellence of outstanding academic staff. The awards, which were held at the EMS Research Hub on the Hatfield Campus, honoured the academic excellence of staff in three categories, namely...

  • AE-Bot: The future of accounting education at your fingertips

    Posted on September 28, 2023

    Prof Stephen Coetzee of UP's Department of Accounting has pioneered AE-Bot – a digital tutor powered by AI. This chat-based tool demystifies complex accounting concepts in real-time and provides tailored answers to diverse student queries.

  • PGDAS social amid quarter 3 storm

    Posted on September 26, 2023

    The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences (PGDAS) is not, as many would think, only a year of debits and credits, but also an opportunity to network with like-minded people and have fun!

  • SAICA Board's chairperson visits UP

    Posted on September 05, 2023

    The CA programme at UP had the privilege of hosting the chairperson of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Board, Vincent Mohau Motholo, on Friday, 18 August 2023. Motholo, who is currently the chief financial officer (CFO) of the University of Cape Town, completed his...

  • UP Accounting Sciences partners with Universal Paper and Plastics

    Posted on September 04, 2023

    The University of Pretoria’s Accounting Sciences programme aims to launch ethical influencers who re-imagine and co-create the future, and a new BCom Accounting Sciences degree was rolled out in 2023 to ensure just that. The new programme will continue to have a strong technical core, but...

  • Financial sciences departments celebrate outstanding students

    Posted on June 28, 2023

    The departments of Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxation in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences hosted the annual Financial Sciences Awards to recognise the academic excellence of postgraduate and undergraduate students in the financial sciences division.

  • Accounting lecturer appointed to national financial reporting committee

    Posted on June 15, 2023

    Joyce-Mina wa Kalonji, a senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting, has been appointed as a member of the newly established Financial Reporting Technical Committee in the national Department of Trade, Industry and Competition.

  • UP celebrates the 2023 SAICA ITC results

    Posted on April 01, 2023

    UP has achieved a 100% pass rate in the 2023 South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Initial Test of Competence (ITC).

  • EMS ranks top again in SA in QS World Subject Rankings

    Posted on March 29, 2023

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) at the University of Pretoria (UP) has once again demonstrated its academic excellence by retaining its position as a top performer in South Africa in the Accounting and Finance, and Economics and Econometrics subject areas in the 2023...

  • EMS celebrates its shining stars

    Posted on December 02, 2022

    Academics in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were recently honoured at the annual EMS awards ceremony, which recognises excellence in teaching and learning, research and media engagements.

  • UP Accounting lecturer scoops SAIPA’s Top Achiever Award for PhD

    Posted on November 18, 2022

    UP lecturer and recent PhD graduate, Dr Stefan Bezuidenhout was announced as the top achiever in the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) 2022 thesis competition for PhD graduates in Accounting Sciences.

  • UP academic appointed to serve on international accounting board

    Posted on October 20, 2022

    The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Andrew van der Burgh, a senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting, has been appointed as a board member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB).

  • Master your self-awareness for success, says former UP Chancellor

    Posted on August 26, 2022

    "To achieve success and enduring contentment as a professional and business leader, your life has to be anchored on the correct principles and values,” said Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu to first-year accounting students during a talk.

  • Financial Sciences achievers awarded

    Posted on June 23, 2022

    The 2022 Financial Sciences Annual Awards Function was held on 24 May 2022 where awards were presented to 46 students in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from the four financial sciences departments, Taxation, Accounting, Financial Management, and Auditing.

  • EMS students walk to success

    Posted on May 13, 2022

    Recipients of the FASSET, ISFAP and Thuthuka (FIT) bursary initiative in the EMS Faculty recently took part in an on-campus walk to success that equipped them with skills to succeed.

  • UP students make their mark in the 2022 SAICA ITC with stellar results

    Posted on March 25, 2022

    “We pride ourselves on the quality of graduates that we produce. These excellent results attest to the quality of our teaching and learning,” said EMS Dean Prof Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, as UP celebrates a 99,4% pass rate in the 2022 SAICA ITC.

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