Professor Mabutho Sibanda

Dean and Head of School

Contact Details

PA / Secretary Ms Xolile Mathe
Phone: 27 31 260 2675
(Building & Room)
J Block - J224, 2nd Floor, University Road, Durban
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Welcome Message from the Dean and Head of School

Welcome to the School of Accounting, Economics & Finance that offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses. 

The School offers programmes in wide range of disciplines namely:

  • Applied Economics 
  • Auditing; Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Managerial Accounting and Finance
  • Taxation.


Latest News

November 2, 2018

Former UKZN VC Welcomes UKZN Academic and Student in Austria

UKZN academic, Dr Gerry Bokana, and PhD candidate, Mr Ayodeji Opeyemi Ogunlesi, met up with the University’s former Vice-Chancellor and…
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October 24, 2018

Business Science Students Present Innovative Ideas at Business Challenge

First-year Bachelor of Business Science students were given the opportunity to put theory into practice when they participated in the…
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October 11, 2018

Accounting Graduates Crowned 2018 CFO Case Study Global Champs

Team UKZN, comprising of four Accounting graduates, twins Mr Steffen Wies and Mr Rudi Wies, Ms Camira Govender and Mr Tim Siepman were crowned the 2018 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Case Study Competition winners at the finals which took place at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) recently.
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September 18, 2018

Supportive Research Community Helps PhD Graduates Succeed

PhD graduates, Dr Edson Vengesai, Dr Wilfred Akinola and Dr Magret Olarewaju, are indebted to the Macroeconomics Working Group (MWG),…
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September 18, 2018

Cum Laude pass for Zimbabwe’s Economist

Mr Blessing Sakupwanya graduated cum laude with his Master of Commerce in Economics during the UKZN Spring Graduation ceremonies. Sakupwanya, who is…
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September 18, 2018

Masters in Accountancy Degrees for UKZN Lecturers

Teaching students to grasp how the theory they are learning in class is practically applied in the real world is…
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September 18, 2018

PhD Research Zooms in on SA’s Untapped Ocean Economy

New oceans economy growth areas are a priority for South Africa’s Operation Phakisa, which represents a new spirit of moving…
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September 11, 2018

UKZN Accounting Programmes Get Top Rating

UKZN’s Accounting Programmes have received a level 1 rating from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) following an…
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August 2, 2018

I Believe – A Letter to the Youth

Third-year UKZN BCom student Mr Thembalethu Mahlangu has penned a motivational book titled I Believe – A Letter to the Youth. The 20-year-old first-time author, who wrote the book in under four months, was compelled to write I Believe to help young people overcome what he refers to as ‘the four monsters of life we face every day’ – dreams, obstacles, failure and success are explored in Mahlangu’s book.
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July 27, 2018

Accounting Graduates Make International Competition Top Six

Team UKZN, comprising of four Accounting graduates, has made it into the semi-finals of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Case…
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July 11, 2018

Helping Pupils Succeed

This Youth Day, 1 064 grade 12 pupils from Durban high schools benefitted from an Accounting examination workshop run by…
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June 21, 2018

No Stopping UKZN’s Dr Bargate’s Leap to Greatness

Not many people have the stamina to pull off a 1.9km surf swim, 90.1km cycle and 21.1km run. Not only…
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June 4, 2018

Pupils at the youth activation programme at Durban’s Playhouse Theatre.

School of Accounting, Economics and Finance academic Dr Msizi Mkhize inspired thousands of Durban school learners to enjoy Maths during a…
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May 25, 2018

Accounting Students Recognised and Rewarded for their Academic Excellence at UKZN – SAICA Students’ Awards Ceremony

The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance in partnership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) celebrated top…
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May 25, 2018

IMF Representative Delivers Lecture on Africa’s Growth Prospects

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Senior Resident Representative in South Africa, Dr Montfort Mlachila, recently presented a public lecture titled Private…
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