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  • 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.

  • Congratulations to autumn 2020 EMS graduates

    Posted on April 15, 2020

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) wishes to congratulate all the graduates who received their qualifications in absentia during the recent virtual graduation ceremony presided over by UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe.

  • University of Pretoria takes number one spot in SAICA CA qualifying exam with a 92% pass rate

    Posted on March 30, 2020

    The University of Pretoria (UP) has taken the number one spot in the January 2020 Initial Test of Competence (ITC) , out of the 16 universities accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

  • UP's Chartered Accountancy Programme students perform brilliantly

    Posted on March 27, 2020

    In the January 2020 Initial Test of Competence (the first of two CA professional exams) released by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) on 27 March 2020, the University of Pretoria once again delivered brilliant results.

  • UP researcher acknowledged at Australasian Tax conference

    Posted on February 18, 2020

    Saré Pienaar, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ Department of Taxation, won the award for the best PhD presentation at the Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) annual conference 2020, which was hosted by the University of Tasmania in Hobart from 22...

  • Commercii committee closes their term with a big bang

    Posted on October 15, 2019

    The 2018/19 Executive Committee (EC) of Commercii, the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ faculty house, attended the UP Student Development Awards on 7 October 2019 at the Groenkloof Campus.

  • UP tax expert receives international recognition

    Posted on October 07, 2019

    Prof Annet Wanyana Oguttu, Professor of tax law in the Department of Taxation and the African Tax Institute, has been recognised among a group of trailblazing women who have made significant contributions to the profession. The honour was bestowed by the International Fiscal Association (IFA) at...

  • UP Student wins the 2019 SA Young Tax Professional of the Year competition

    Posted on September 09, 2019

    The Ernst & Young (EY) Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) is a global competition open to students from universities internationally and is mainly directed at finding future tax leaders. The first leg of the competition runs in the specific countries, where (after a series of...

  • Australia’s tax office can use global data leaks to pursue multinationals, High Court rules

    Posted on September 05, 2019

    Can something that has been seen be unseen? It’s an axiom of the internet age that it can’t – and though the world’s biggest mining company, Glencore, would like it to be otherwise, it’s one with which the High Court of Australia on 14 August agreed in a landmark...

  • Dr Teresa Pidduck wins 2019 SAIPA Accountancy Top Achievers Award

    Posted on August 27, 2019

    It was a night of glitz and glamour at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, as University of Pretoria Senior Lecturer and former Rhodes University PhD student, Dr Teresa Pidduck, was awarded with a South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) 2019 Accountancy Top...

  • Prospective EMS students win big on ChooseUP Day

    Posted on August 23, 2019

    Staff and students at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) welcomed thousands of prospective students who visited the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus to attend #ChooseUP Day on 17 August 2019.

  • Academic excellence celebrated at the EMS Dean’s List Awards

    Posted on August 01, 2019

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) hosted the annual Dean’s List Awards function on 23 July 2019, where top performers in the Faculty were celebrated for their outstanding academic achievements.

  • EMS Faculty Awards function honours top-performing academic staff

    Posted on June 07, 2019

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences hosted its annual awards function on 5 June 2019 in celebration of the achievements of academic staff during 2018.

  • Virtual reality enhances learning for UP Taxation students

    Posted on April 12, 2019

    While the mention of virtual reality (VR) conjures up thoughts of immersive entertainment for most, for the second-year Taxation students in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, it is another example of an exciting learning opportunity presented by technology.

  • Leading Stanford accounting professor Mary Barth receives honorary doctorate from UP

    Posted on April 08, 2019

    “Follow your passion. If you follow your passion in your professional life, you will accomplish great things because your heart is engaged as well as your mind. Your work will be your hobby, which means you will find enjoyment in it.”

  • UP’s former Chartered Accounting students excel in SAICA exam

    Posted on April 04, 2019

    UP celebrates the achievements of three of its former Chartered Accounting (CA) students after they passed their second and final CA professional exam, the Assessment of Professional Competence of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), which was written in November 2018.

  • UP students first in their class in SAICA ITC Professional exam

    Posted on April 01, 2019

    UP’s average pass rate over the last 13 years is 94%

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