School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

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Professor Mabutho Sibanda

Professor Mabutho Sibanda
Dean and Head of School: SAEF, Associate Professor

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Welcome message from Dean and Head of School

A warm South African welcome to the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance - a School with a mission to train and develop professionals to service both the public and private sectors in this ever-changing socio-economic environment. As a School, we pride ourselves in quality teaching that is informed by research and practice. The School’s dynamic team of academic staff constantly reviews programme materials in order to meet the evolving needs of employers. In doing this, we remain committed to the pedagogic principles of teaching and learning whilst emphasizing innovation and creativity in the classroom and beyond. To this end, the School has two advisory boards - the Accounting Programmes Advisory Board (APAB) and the School Research Advisory Board (SRAB). Both boards are chaired by external/industry practitioners and have at least 50% of membership from diverse sectors of the economy.

The School comprises the disciplines of Accounting, Economics and Finance and has over 3 000 students, of which about 900 are at postgraduate level. Our Accounting Programmes (Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (CTA)) are South African Instituted of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) accredited at level 1 - the highest level of accreditation achievable. Accounting graduates from the School have consistently attained a pass rate of at least 90% in the SAICA Initial Test of Competence (ITC) exams over the past three years.

The School also offers two other programmes that are professionally accredited - the Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Management Accounting & Finance (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants accredited) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning (Financial Planning Institute accredited).

To promote access, the School offers some programmes in the evening in order to allow those employed to attend lectures. These programmes are offered in the School’s Self-Funded Teaching Programmes (SFTP) headed by the SFTP Director.

The School’s Professional Services Staff (PSS), led by the School Operations Manager, will greet you with a smile and spirit of excellence. Please refer to their profiles for contact details.

Matriculants have an option to pursue the SAICA accredited Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting degree or the Bachelor of Business Science in Finance or Economics degree with us.

I look forward to interacting with you soon!
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Programmes

The School of Accounting, Economics & Finance is spread across two campuses- Westville Campus and Pietermaritzburg offering a variety of undergraduate and postgraduates programmes. These programmes are offered across the three disciplines- Accounting, Economics and Finance.

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Latest News

March 26, 2020

National Treasury Delivers 2020 Budget Presentation at UKZN

Consolidation, reform and growth formed the basis for discussions during the National Treasury’s 2020 Budget presentation hosted by the School...
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March 26, 2020

UKZN’s Thuthuka Bursary Fund Programme Welcomes Future CAs

UKZN’s School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF) has welcomed 25 new Thuthuka Bursary Fund (TBF) recipients to its Accounting...
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March 26, 2020

Top 2019 Matric Achiever Chooses UKZN to Further her Dream of Becoming a CA

Ms Layla Daniels (18), who matriculated with seven distinctions from Bechet High School in Sydenham, Durban, has registered at UKZN...
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December 9, 2019

Academic Recognised for Teaching and Learning Excellence

School of Accounting, Economics and Finance lecturer, Dr Msizi Mkhize received the Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award at the...
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November 27, 2019

SAEF Recognises Staff Excellence

The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF) hosted an event to recognise professional and academic staff for their hard...
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November 27, 2019

UKZN Helps Matric Pupils Prepare for Final Exams

More than 700 Grade 12 pupils from KwaZulu-Natal high schools benefitted from an Accounting examination workshop run by the School...
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October 22, 2019

Prestigious SAICA Award for Staffer

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) announced the winners of the 2019 Top 35 and under 35 Chartered...
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October 22, 2019

College of Law and Management Celebrates Staff Achievements

The College of Law and Management Studies (CLMS) hosted a lunch to honour staff members who graduated with PhDs, to...
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October 22, 2019

UKZN’s One Young World Challenge Winner off to London!

Second-year Bachelor of Business Science student, Mr Jabulani Nyembe will tick off London from his bucket list when he lands...
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September 19, 2019

BCom Student Publishes Her First Book

Third-year Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain and Marketing student, Ms Kwanele Motha has published her first book. The self-published...
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September 19, 2019

School of Accounting, Economics and Finance Academics Graduate with PhDs

Academics in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Drs Mishelle Doorasamy, Peter Moores-Pitt, Bomi Nomlala and Charmaine Lathleiff graduated...
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September 19, 2019

Break from Professional Soccer Pays off for Masters Graduate

Former Lamontville Golden Arrows midfielder and LLB graduate Mr Njabulo Lucky Sithole graduated with his Masters of Commerce in Maritime...
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September 19, 2019

UKZN Lecturers receive Masters in Accountancy Degrees

‘This achievement comes with great hard work and dedication. Their credentialing is a fruition of the School’s strategic goal to...
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September 3, 2019

UKZN Accounting Graduates Excel in SAICA Board Exams

Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Board Examinations. The UKZN pass rate in the 2019 Initial Test of Competence (ITC) examination improved from...
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September 3, 2019

Top Five Law and Management Studies Students Recognised

Five students from the College of Law and Management Studies, Mr Thavashalin Pillay, Mr Imraan Akoo, Ms Shanice Naicker, Ms...
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