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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

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