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  • 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%

  • UP tax research recognised at Australasian conference

    Posted on March 18, 2019

    Department of Taxation, won the award for the best PhD presentation at the Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) annual conference 2019, which was hosted by Curtin University in Perth from 16 to 18 January.

  • UP alumni appear on prestigious SAICA Honours Roll

    Posted on February 01, 2019

    The University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to announce that three of its former Chartered Accountancy students who performed brilliantly in their Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA) at UP in 2016 and passed their Initial Test of Competence (first CA professional exam) in 2017, excelled...

  • Taxation students put theory to practice at the Mamelodi Business Clinic

    Posted on December 14, 2018

    The 2018 BCom Honours Taxation students recently had the opportunity to put theory into practice when they hosted a tax workshop for entrepreneurs at the Mamelodi Business Clinic. The students presented basic knowledge of the different types of taxes affecting entrepreneurs.

  • Prof Theuns Steyn delivers inaugural address

    Posted on December 05, 2018

    Throughout history until modern times, taxation has always appeared prominently as a key contributor in both the prosperity and decline of nations.

  • EMS students get ‘Ready for Work’

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    Five students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) have been selected as winners in the inaugural EMS Ready for Work Competition.

  • Top students recognised at the EMS Dean’s List Awards

    Posted on November 14, 2018

    Top performing students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were recently recognised during the annual EMS Dean’s List Awards function. The prestigious awards night is a highlight on the faculty calendar, as it honours both undergraduate and postgraduate students who have...

  • EMS top achievers honoured at Allan Gray awards function

    Posted on October 17, 2018

    Allan Gray, Africa's largest privately-owned investment management company, annually hosts an awards function to honour the top achievers in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

  • UP team takes second place in international business-strategy case study competition

    Posted on October 12, 2018

    A team of University of Pretoria students has taken second place after competing against more than 400 teams from around the world in a leadership-focused case study competition.

  • Women’s month: Spotlight on EMS achievers

    Posted on August 24, 2018

    The national commemoration of Women’s Month offers an opportunity to not only pay homage to the women who took to the streets in 1956 to march against the unjust pass laws of the day, but also to celebrate a new generation of women who have taken the baton forward and are making a...

  • UP CA students take top position in SA

    Posted on August 21, 2018

    Students from UP have again taken the top position in South Africa with a stunning 99.5% cumulative pass rate for the January and June 2018 Initial Tests of Competence (ITC), the first of two national professional exams for prospective Chartered Accountants (CAs). This is the second year in a row...

  • EMS honours research and teaching excellence

    Posted on June 21, 2018

    Academic staff in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were honoured for the excellence they achieved in teaching and learning, as well as research, at the prestigious annual EMS Awards Function, which was held on 6 June 2018.

  • Tax students advises entrepreneurs in business incubator

    Posted on June 14, 2018

    Honours students from the Department of Taxation had the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a simulated training environment when they took part in a workplace simulation project on 29 May 2018, in collaboration with the Department of Business Management.

  • Taxation attends local and global conferences

    Posted on June 14, 2018

    In May 2018 Mr Rudi Oosthuizen and Ms Nicola Hlongwane of the Department of Taxation in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences accompanied the 2018 Tax honours students to the 6th Annual SA Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT) Tax Student Conference.

  • Taxation shines the spotlight on research

    Posted on April 11, 2018

    Research has received significant attention at the Department of Taxation in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences thus far this year.

  • Taxation hosts international visitors to strengthen research capacity

    Posted on January 23, 2018

    Prof Lisa Marriott of the School of Accounting and Commercial Law at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and extraordinary professor in UP’s Department of Taxation Prof Chris Evans of the University of New South Wales, Australia, visited the University of Pretoria at the end...

  • Hands-on exposure for second-year Tax students

    Posted on October 13, 2017

    The second-year Taxation students completed an assignment aimed at simulating the process of registering an individual for tax and completing the e-filing of an individual taxpayer.

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