Doctoral student awarded prestigious Norton Rose prize

Posted on October 26, 2011

The prize was awarded at a gala dinner hosted by the international law firm Norton Rose and co-sponsor, the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton on 25 October 2011.

Dr Muller completed her doctoral studies in 2010 under the supervision of Prof Riël Franzsen, Director of the African Tax Institute in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, with a thesis entitled A Framework for Wealth Transfer Taxation in South Africa. As supervisor, Prof Franzsen also received an award on behalf of the University of Pretoria, for the university that provided the supervision for the winning thesis.

The University of Pretoria also won this award in 2010 when Prof Madeleine Stiglingh, Head of the Department of Taxation, won the first prize in the category for doctoral theses. Another one of Prof Franzsen’s former doctoral students, Dr Thabo Legwaila, was the runner-up.

The Faculty of Economic and Management Science extends its congratulations to Dr Muller.

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