About the ATI


The African Tax Institute (ATI) is located in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa. It is devoted to training, research and technical assistance in the areas of tax policy and tax administration on the African continent.

The ATI's goal is to develop independent capacity within African countries to address internal tax policy and tax administration issues, while also recognising the dramatic increase in cross-border activity that requires greater cooperation and coordination in the design and implementation of tax systems.

Participation in ATI training programmes is primarily aimed at public officials and university lecturers from African countries. Although the focus is on Africa, participants from developing countries elsewhere in the world may also benefit from the short-course programmes offered by the ATI and are welcome to enroll. Since its inception in 2002, various annual programmes have been offered. To date more than 1,000 government officials and academics from the following African countries have benefited from one or more of the ATI’s wide range of courses or workshops: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

From SATI to ATI – A Brief History 

Minister Trevor Manuel's key-note address at the launch of SATI - 23 June 2002 

Formal Launch of The African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 14 June 2007:

Prof Riël Franzsen  (Director: African Tax Institute, University Of Pretoria)

Dr John Karimu (Keynote speaker)

ATI Launch



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