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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...

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