UP Taxation Dept academics predict Supreme Court of Appeal ruling on government’s COVID-19 tobacco ban
Posted on July 04, 2022
Professor Teresa Pidduck and Sumarie Swanepoel predicted the case’s eventual outcome in a paper titled ‘Sobering up in South Africa: The Sin Tax Consequences of a Pandemic’ and published in December 2021.
EMS students restore dignity of school girls with pad donation
Posted on June 28, 2022
The lack of access to sanitary pads for underprivileged school girls at Tswaing Secondary School in Winterveld, Pretoria, touched the hearts of students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) and prompted them to step in and assist by donating over 400 packs of sanitary pads to...
Financial Sciences achievers awarded
Posted on June 23, 2022
The 2022 Financial Sciences Annual Awards Function was held on 24 May 2022 where awards were presented to 46 students in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from the four financial sciences departments, Taxation, Accounting, Financial Management, and Auditing.
#UPGraduation2022: UP confers honorary doctorate on public finance and taxation specialist Prof Sijbren Cnossen
Posted on May 16, 2022
Professor Sijbren Cnossen is recognised as an international authority in the field of public finance and taxation, and previously held the position of extraordinary professor at UP's African Tax Institute.
Three more NRF A-rated researchers for the University of Pretoria
Posted on April 11, 2022
The University of Pretoria is proud to add a hat trick of three new National Research Foundation A-rated researchers to its rapidly growing list of NRF-rated researchers, now at 595, which is the highest nationally.
UP students make their mark in the 2022 SAICA ITC with stellar results
Posted on March 25, 2022
“We pride ourselves in the quality of graduates that we produce. These excellent results attest to the quality of our teaching and learning,” said EMS Dean Prof Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, as UP celebrates a 99,4% pass rate in the 2022 SAICA ITC.
UP Taxation academics celebrate publication of research on sin tax consequences of a pandemic
Posted on March 24, 2022
Prof Teresa Pidduck and Sumarie Swanepoel have been celebrated for the impact of their article published in the New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy.
EXPERT OPINION: Social contract still in tatters after budget and state of the nation address
Posted on March 07, 2022
Our social contract has not been salvaged, neither by the state of the nation address nor by a national budget that could admittedly have been much worse had we not been granted a reprieve by our old faithful, the mining sector. The asymmetrical enforcement of the social contract violates the...
How changes to South Africa’s value-added tax affect compliance among small firms
Posted on January 19, 2022
The South African VAT system is found to be mildly regressive, where a larger percentage of income is taken from the poor in comparison to the rich.
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) names UP graduate as 2021 Trailblazer
Posted on November 04, 2021
EMS graduate Roger Wyllie, completed his BCom Accounting Sciences degree with distinction, has won the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) 2021 Trainee Trailblazer competition.
UP student wins EY Young Tax Professional of the Year competition
Posted on November 03, 2021
EMS student Deena Martin is the winner of the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year 2021 for Southern Africa. She obtained her BCom Accounting Sciences degree with distinction in 2020 and is currently enrolled for the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences.
Annual Financial Sciences Awards recipients celebrated
Posted on October 08, 2021
The Annual Financial Sciences Awards Ceremony acknowledges the top students in the departments of Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxation in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.
UP makes history with unprecedented 100% pass rate in the SAICA ITC exams
Posted on July 02, 2021
The University of Pretoria (UP) has made history with an unprecedented pass rate in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Initial Test of Competence (ITC). UP obtained a 100% pass rate in the April 2021 ITC exam for first time writers and an overall pass rate of 99,4% for...
Extraordinary professor profile: Prof Lisa Marriott
Posted on May 10, 2021
Prof Lisa Marriott, Professor of Taxation at the School of Accounting and Commercial Law at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand commenced her three-year term as extraordinary professor at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) on 1...
Extraordinary professor profile: Prof Chris Evans
Posted on May 03, 2021
The over-arching goal that permeates the research of Professor Chris Evans, an extraordinary professor in the Department of Taxation, is to explore, create and develop more citizen-centric approaches to the way in which the tax system of any country impacts upon its populations. Throughout his...
UP dominates 2020 Ernst & Young Young Tax Professional of the Year competition
Posted on November 11, 2020
With three students on the list, the University of Pretoria’s entrants represented 60% of this year’s top five of the Ernst & Young Young Tax Professional of the Year competition.
Alumna profile: Olga Granova-Mooi
Posted on August 03, 2020
Alumna Olga Granova-Mooi places much emphasis on working hard to improve accountability and corporate governance in the higher education sector. A sense of natural justice and fairness is equally important in her life, the current Head of the Unit for Internal Audit at UP, points out. A set of...
Alumnus: Nico Theron
Posted on July 27, 2020
Studying at UP contributed to his successful career as a tax law specialist “to the fullest extent imaginable”, stresses alumnus Nico Theron. “If it were not for my studies at the University of Pretoria, I would not have had access to the fantastic lecturers who imparted not...
UN appoints UP’s Prof Oguttu, international tax expert, to global panel
Posted on June 11, 2020
Professor Annet Wanyana Oguttu of the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Taxation and African Tax Institute has been appointed by the United Nations as a member of the High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030...
‘A recipe for success’ – Dean Elsabé Loots discusses 100 years of UP Economic & Management Sciences achievements
Posted on June 02, 2020
Faculty Dean Professor Elsabé Loots leads the team responsible for guiding [email protected] into a future that she sees as continuing the culture of excellence that has become synonymous with the Faculty.