Thuthuka graduates celebrate their achievements

Posted on May 06, 2016

'Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that generation.'
– Nelson Mandela

Thuthuka students at the University of Pretoria honoured these words of former President Mandela, through their achievements during their Chartered Accountancy studies. On 21 April 2016, 39 Thuthuka students received the BCom (Accounting Sciences) degree and 46 students received the BCom Honours (Accounting Sciences) degree and the Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA).  

The CTA graduates achieved the highest pass rate of any Thuthuka CTA group at UP since the programme’s inception. Azile Nkabinde, the top CTA student, graduated cum laude. She was also the first Thuthuka student ever to achieve a position in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Initial Test of Competence (ITC) top ten, where she was placed fourth out of 2 561 students and was one of only six students who passed this national exam with distinction.

The Thuthuka students celebrated with their families and friends at a special function held after the 2016 Autumn Graduation Ceremony. It was a time of excitement and rejoicing. Godfrey Mongatane, a Thuthuka graduate and senior manager at the Auditor General of South Africa, encouraged the graduates to honour the sacrifices of their parents and families, and to use the opportunities given to them to build South Africa into a truly great country.

A new generation of South African students is graduating from the University of Pretoria. They are leading the way by being role models for the new generation of chartered accountants in South Africa.

Godfrey Mongatane (AGSA Senior Manager Graduate Development and guest speaker for the evening), Azile Nkabinde (top CTA Thuthuka graduate) and Sonnette Smith (UP Thuthuka Programme Manager) with other CTA Graduates


- Author Department of Accounting

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