Outstanding academics shine at EMS Awards
Posted on October 04, 2023
The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) recently hosted its annual EMS Awards to celebrate the excellence of outstanding academic staff.
The awards, which were held at the EMS Research Hub on the Hatfield Campus, honoured the academic excellence of staff in three categories, namely...
Blunt tool or sharp scalpel? Taxation as a means to achieve justice on gender equality
Posted on September 18, 2023
The Department of Taxation at the University of Pretoria hosted an international taxation conference with the theme: ‘Distributive Tax Justice in the Global Economy’ on 2 and 3 August 2023. On the first day, there was a panel session titled: ‘Taxation as a Means to Achieving...
UNVEILING THE HIDDEN UNPAID CARE ECONOMY: Envisioning a better tax landscape for women
Posted on September 18, 2023
It is the eve of South African Women’s Day 2023. My phone chimes, signaling the commencement of the customary Women’s Day platitudes. “Treat the special women in your life to a service for a sparkling home. Shower her with love and more ‘her’ time.”
21 years of excellence: A night to remember at the Department of Taxation’s celebratory Gala Dinner
Posted on August 31, 2023
The Department of Taxation gathered to commemorate its 21st anniversary with a resplendent Gala Dinner. The event served as a grand finale to the first day of the International Conference on Taxation, themed "Distributive tax justice in a global economy".
Celebrating knowledge and cooperation at the International Conference on Taxation
Posted on August 31, 2023
The Department of Taxation at the University of Pretoria hosted the successful International Conference on Taxation on 2 and 3 August 2023. Themed "Distributive tax justice in a global economy", the conference provided ground-breaking insights and shared visions, while uniting tax experts,...
Financial sciences departments celebrate outstanding students
Posted on June 28, 2023
The departments of Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxation in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences hosted the annual Financial Sciences Awards to recognise the academic excellence of postgraduate and undergraduate students in the financial sciences division.
EMS celebrates its shining stars
Posted on November 18, 2022
Academics in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were recently honoured at the annual EMS awards ceremony, which recognises excellence in teaching and learning, research and media engagements.
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 on 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...