Mr Drikus Oberholster, an internal auditing honours student in the Department of Auditing at the University of Pretoria, performed exceptionally well in the annual Esther R Sawyer Research Award competition by winning second prize.
The competition requires students to submit an original manuscript of 3 000 to 5 000 words on a topic related to internal auditing, as selected by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global. Selection is based on the focus of the selected topic, originality, quality of writing and the value it adds to the internal audit profession. All Internal Auditing Educational Partnership (IAEP) universities globally participate in this prestigious research competition.
The University of Pretoria's Department of Auditing in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences is the only IAEP university accredited as a Centre of Excellence in Africa. In addition, the Department's internal auditing programme is currently the largest programme globally.
The Department of Auditing is committed to providing students with an in-depth understanding of key aspects within internal auditing and always strives for high-quality education and research. The Department congratulates Mr Oberholster for his achievement in this prestigious competition.