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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • UP student wins Budget Speech Competition

    Posted on March 06, 2020

    Matifadza Bingudza, an honours student in Investment Management at the University of Pretoria, has been crowned the winner of the undergraduate category of the annual Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • [email protected] successfully hosts annual networking event

    Posted on June 15, 2017

    The Department of Taxation’s [email protected] student society hosted its third annual networking event on 2 May 2017. This event aims to provide both students and prospective employers with the ideal platform to engage one another regarding vacation work, articles and other graduate programmes...

  • Taxation honours students go on a farm field trip

    Posted on June 14, 2017

    The 2017 Taxation honours class went to the Du Plooy Dairy Farm in Kaalfontein, east of Pretoria, on 25 May 2017 as part of their farming operations learning area. The purpose of the trip was to provide the students with practical experience of how a farm works on a day-to-day basis and how this...

  • UP students win team challenge at SAIT Student Conference

    Posted on June 14, 2017

    On 5 May 2017, Ms Juanita Venter, the subject-responsible lecturer for the BCom Taxation Honours group, and the academic trainees in the Department of Taxation Mses Noma Bafana, Thelma Mudluli, Corlia Faurie, Jade Els and the 2017 Taxation honours students attended the South African Institute of...

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