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Staff members attend first international Meditari Accountancy Research Conference
Department of Accounting
Posted on 30 Jul 2014

Staff members of the Department of Accounting attended the first international conference that was hosted by the accountancy research journal, Meditari.

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A great generation
Department of Accounting
Posted on 20 May 2014

“Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that generation.” – Nelson Mandela.

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, a new generation of students are graduating from the University of Pretoria and entering the chartered accountancy profession.

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UP’s ITC results – good, better, best!
Department of Accounting
Posted on 28 Mar 2014

The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences is extremely proud to announce that the University of Pretoria (UP) achieved a first-time pass rate of 98% when 211 out of UP’s 216 first-time candidates passed the exam. This is the highest pass rate of all SAICA accredited universities in South Africa.

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UP ranked for its Accounting Education research
Department of Accounting
Posted on 21 Feb 2014

The University of Pretoria was ranked 13th out of 255 universities for Accounting Education research in 2013 by the Birmingham Young University Accounting Research Rankings for 2013. Three staff members of UP’s Department of Accounting in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were also placed on this prestigious ranking list

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Academic year ends on a successful note
Department of Accounting
Posted on 19 Dec 2013

The last, and very successful workshop of the MCom (Accounting Sciences) programme for the 2013 academic year was presented by Prof Steven Cahan of the University of Auckland. This coursework programme, offered by the Department of Accounting, is co-presented by esteemed international academics.

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UP Thuthuka students to visit Mexico to broadcast their community work with Enactus
Department of Accounting
Posted on 02 Sep 2013

The Thuthuka Bursary Fund, together with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), have generously sponsored four BCom (Accounting Sciences) second-year Thuthuka students to join the Enactus UP team that will be representing South Africa at the Enactus World Cup in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of September 2013.

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Article published and papers delivered at conference
Department of Accounting
Posted on 07 Jun 2013

Two lecturers from the Department of Accounting presented papers at the European Accounting Association Annual Conference in Paris during May 2013. Ms Cecile Janse van Rensburg presented a paper entitled “Students’ reading comprehension of the IASB Conceptual Framework”, while Ms Lizette Kotze’s paper was entitled “Communication apprehension of accounting students: A cross-cultural study”.

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Tuks does it again in SAICA’s Initial Test of Competence 2013
Prof Johan Oberholster
Posted on 28 Mar 2013

The results of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA’s) Initial Test of Competence (ITC) (formerly known as QE 1) were released on Wednesday, 27 March 2013, after being written in January 2013. A total of 3 117 candidates wrote the exam, of which 2 272 (73%) passed.

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Pirates of the Caribbean on campus
Department of Accounting
Posted on 31 Oct 2012

The theme of the Department of Accounting’s 2012 tutor year-end function was "Party with pirates".

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A first amongst South African accounting academics
Department of Accounting
Posted on 19 Oct 2012

Stephen Coetzee and Astrid Schmulian, both staff members of the Department of Accounting, received notice that their manuscript, entitled “The effect of IFRS adoption on financial reporting pedagogy in South Africa”, has been accepted for publication in Issues in Accounting Education.

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4DEF Challenge 2012
Department of Accounting
Posted on 28 Aug 2012

The fourth UP-Thuthuka 4DEF Challenge was held on Saturday, 28 July 2012. The main aim of the event is to build a bond between the first- and second-year Thuthuka students and ultimately give back to the less fortunate in our community.

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Accounting students receive awards
Prof Jean Myburgh
Posted on 08 Jun 2012

The joint awards ceremony of the Departments of Accounting and Taxation took place on Thursday, 10 May 2012 at the Hatfield Campus of the University of Pretoria.

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Advancing financial reporting pedagogy
Prof Stephen Coetzee
Posted on 06 Jun 2012

Technical staff of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) held an event in London for teachers of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) from across the world on Monday, 14 May 2012. Since IFRS pedagogy is currently one of their primary research focus areas, Stephen Coetzee and Astrid Schmulian of the Department of Accounting represented the University of Pretoria amongst the group of 40 IFRSs academics.

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Thuthuka graduation 2012
Sonnette Smith
Posted on 10 May 2012

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
-Nelson Mandela

Proud students, their families and Thuthuka staff celebrated together on 20 April 2012 as Thuthuka students graduated at the University of Pretoria.

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Prestigious research grants awarded to Dept of Accounting
Prof Stephen Coetzee
Posted on 25 Apr 2012

As part of an initiative to support research teams in transitional economies in building their research skills capacity, the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have awarded grants to five teams of early career accounting researchers.

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Tuks does it again in the SAICA Qualifying Examination 2012
Prof Johan Oberholster
Posted on 04 Apr 2012

The results of Part 1 of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA’s) Qualifying Examination (QE1) were released on Friday, 30 March 2012, after being written in January 2012. A total of 3112 candidates wrote the exam, of which 1987 passed.

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Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Conference
Department of Accounting
Posted on 07 Dec 2011

The First Africa Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Conference took place in Sandton from 2 to 4 November 2011. It was organised by the International Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and its local chapter and was attended by more than 300 delegates.

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KEOD 2011 International Conference
Department of Accounting
Posted on 07 Dec 2011

Thinus Gerber of the Department of Accounting presented a paper entitled Using formal ontologies for the development of consistence and unambiguous financial accounting standards at the KEOD 2011 International Conference in Paris, France, from 26 to 29 October 2011.

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Van Schaik Publishers' donations to the University of Pretoria-Thuthuka Programme
Sonnette Smith
Posted on 13 Sep 2011

The University of Pretoria gratefully acknowledged receipt of Van Schaik's very generous donation of textbooks for our UP-Thuthuka Programme's first year students of 2011.

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Thuthuka 4DEF Challenge 2011
Sonnette Smith
Posted on 07 Sep 2011

Eager and excited aspiring chartered accountant's arrived at the LC de Villiers Sports Grounds' Hockey Club House for the annual 4DEF Challenge on 26 August 2011.

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Community Service
Posted on 29 Jul 2011

The Department of Accounting presented a Winter School for FRK 111 students during the July vacation. The FRK 111 Winter School 2011 class collected food and clothes for the ELEOS Community Centre and sold coffee and tea at R5 per cup during the last week of Winter School to benefit the Community Centre.

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AGSA visits the Department of Accounting - 26 July 2011
Posted on 29 Jul 2011

Gabriel Tenene, Manager of the Trainee Auditor Scheme at the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA), visited the University in order to hand over certificates of excellence to Lebogang Madumo and Olivia Nyembe after they passed the South African Institute of Chartered Accounts Qualifying Examination 1 (QE 1) this year.

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Conference attendance: George
Posted on 27 Jul 2011

Denice Pretorius attended the SAAA Conference in George from 27 to 29 June 2011. She presented a paper, entitled: 'The effect of share-based payments on earnings per share of South African listed companies'.

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Conference attendance: George
Posted on 25 Jul 2011

Petri Ferreira attended the Southern African Association of Accountants (SAAA) Conference in George from 27 to 29 June 2011.

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International conference on anti-money laundering
Posted on 22 Jul 2011

The Department of Accounting's Danie du Plessis, who specialises in anti-money laundering, attended an international conference on this issue in Amsterdam from 5 to 7 June 2011. The main message of the conference was that governments and financial institutions will in future be expected to do even more than at present to fight criminal and terrorist activities through anti-money laundering legislation and regulations.

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Tuks does it again in the 2011 qualifying examination of SAICA
Posted on 08 Jun 2011

The results of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Qualifying Examination Part 1 (QE 1)) were released on Friday, 27 May 2011, after being written in a brand new format in January 2011. A total of 3 110 candidates wrote the exam, of which 1 978 passed.

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Thuthuka Graduation 2011
Posted on 21 Apr 2011

Proud students, their families and Thuthuka staff celebrated together on 14 April 2011, as Thuthuka students graduated from the University of Pretoria.

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An experiential learning day
Posted on 23 Mar 2011

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand - Frank Herbert - US science fiction novelist (1920 - 1986).

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Career fairs for B Com Accounting Sciences students
Posted on 07 Mar 2011

Every year the Department of Accounting Sciences provides an opportunity for B Com Accounting Sciences students to attend open days/career fairs of numerous companies on the campus.

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Advocacy training for advocates
Posted on 21 Feb 2011

During the week of 10 to 15 January 2011, the National Bar Association offered training for advocates. The training, which took place in Stellenbosch, was aimed at providing exposure to the conducting of a court trial in civil disputes and was attended by well-known judges and senior counsel.

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Money Laundering in Dubai
Posted on 15 Feb 2011

An international conference on fraud and corruption took place in Dubai from 31 January to 2 February 2011. The conference was attended by delegates from the UK, USA and the Arab speaking countries.

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Mountain of Rescue / Food Project
Posted on 15 Nov 2010

During December the number of abandoned animals rises dramatically and the SPCA is under enormous pressure to provide food for all.

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Thuthuka students visit Leamogetswe Safety Home
Posted on 12 Nov 2010

One of the greatest weaknesses is the inability to count our blessings. Things like the roof over our heads, parents and clothes are taken for granted.

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A happy hallo from Holland.
Posted on 25 Oct 2010

Nolo Mphahlele, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting is presently in the Netherlands to further her MCom studies.

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News from the Unit for Forensic Accounting
Eunice du Toit
Posted on 23 Sep 2010

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners held its annual conference during September 2010. The local chapter of the Association has 2000 members in South Africa and the conference was attended by more than 500 participants.

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Thuthuka 4DEF Challenge 2010
Prof Johan Oberholster
Posted on 20 Aug 2010

Eager and excited aspiring Chartered Accountant's arrived at the UP Conference Centre on 23 July 2010, for the annual 4DEF Challenge.

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Tuks does it again in the 2010 qualifying examination of SAICA
Prof Johan Oberholster
Posted on 01 Jun 2010

The results of Part 1 of the Qualifying Examination (QE 1) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) were released on Friday 28 May 2010 after being written in January for the first time in 2010. A total of 2921 candidates wrote the exam of which 1492 passed.

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1st Thuthuka Graduation 2010
Sonnette Smith
Posted on 19 May 2010

Proud students, their families and Thuthuka staff celebrated together on 15 April 2010, as the first ever group of Thuthuka students graduated at the University of Pretoria.

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Meditari ranked on the ABDC list
Prof Johan Oberholster
Posted on 19 May 2010

It gives the Department of Accounting great pleasure to announce that Meditari - Accountancy Research(a scientific journal) has been ranked on the recently published journal list of the Australian Business Deans Council (www.abdc.edu.au). This list contains the combined views of Business Deans throughout Australia on the top academic journals in the world and the list is used extensively throughout Australasia.

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Thuthuka Sports Day
Sonnette Smith
Posted on 23 Sep 2009

The Thuthuka project is interested in the holistic development of the students and thus believes that involvement in sports is an excellent life experience for social and physical growth.

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UP Thuthuka students play Business Development Game with Mamelodi learners
Sonnette Smith
Posted on 23 Sep 2009

On Saturday 05 September 2009, 1st and 2nd year students from the University of Pretoria Thuthuka Programme joined with Grade 12 learners of the SAICA Tshwane Saturday Class group in playing the Business Development Game at the Mamelodi Campus.

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Truly global capital markets are becoming a reality
Sonja van der Waldt
Posted on 10 Sep 2009

Truly global financial reporting standards and genuinely global capital markets may be a reality much sooner than is generally expected, says Professor Mary Barth, former member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and Professor of Accounting at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

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UP CA Students rewarded
Sonja van der Waldt
Posted on 08 Sep 2009

The Dean of the Faculty, Prof Carolina Koornhof rewarded the top 5 candidates of the University of Pretoria who wrote the first part of the 2009 Qualifying Exam (QE1) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) with a breakfast specially hosted for them.

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4DEF Thuthuka Challenge – Something worth doing
Sonnette Smith
Posted on 03 Sep 2009

“If there was ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, IT IS NOW.” Author unknown

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UP CA Students are tops once again!
Sonja van der Waldt
Posted on 02 Sep 2009

The results of the first part of the 2009 Qualifying Exam (QE 1) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) were released on 26 June 2009 and once again the University of Pretoria achieved excellent results in this very challenging professional exam written by 3373 candidates.

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