Message from the HOD

As Head of the Department of Taxation I invite you to enroll for any of the modules or programmes offered by the Department of Taxation. All our programmes are designed to ensure that we equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills required to become a tax professional.

We offer two undergraduate modules (BEL 200 and BEL 300) building on each other. At postgraduate level we contribute 25% to the BCom Hons (Accountancy) degree with our BEL 705 module. Students completing this qualification are eligible to write the professional examinations to enter the Chartered Accountancy profession. We also offer a BCom(Hons) (Taxation) degree with four different tax related  modules. This qualification is currently accredited by the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT) and students completing this degree would be exempt from the knowledge examinations if they wish to enter the Tax Professional profession.
We also offer a high in demand master’s degree in taxation where financial and legal skills are combined into one programme to ensure our graduates are equipped to be thought leaders in taxation in the real world. This program focusses on critical thinking and problem solving skills of students. Finally we also offer a PhD in taxation where the final product is presented in the form of a thesis. This qualification is for those students who wish to make a contribution to the tax discipline that would be recognized both locally and internationally for its impact. Graduates from our PhD programme were:
Theuns Steyn
Sharon Smulders
Gerhard Nienaber
Hanneke du Preez
All our teaching modules follow a principles-based, enquire-led, student-centered learning approach and are structured in such a way to ensure that students recognise the tax law as an integrated component of the business environment. We also facilitate learning to ensure that students are equipped with fundamental concepts that could provide a permanent frame of reference into which they can integrate the constant changes in the various legislations relating to taxation.
Prof Theuns Steyn
Head: Department of Taxation


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