Professor Surendran Pillay


Professor Surendran Pillay is an Associate Professo rin Taxation. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) who holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Accounting from the former University of Natal, a Master of Commerce in Taxation and a PhD in Taxation both from the North West University.   Professor Pillay was appointed as the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance’s Academic Leader in Taxation in 2015. He then assumed the position of Acting Coordinator of Accounting Programs (Head of Department -Accounting) in 2016 and assumed the position of substantive Coordinator of Accounting Programs (HOD -Accounting) in 2018. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and his research interests are in Accounting. Taxation, Investment Finance and Macro-economic policy. 

Academic Qualifications

  • BCom (Accounting) (Natal)
  • BCom (Hons) (Accounting)(Natal)
  • MCom (Taxation) (North West University)
  • PhD (Taxation) (North West University)

Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant (South Africa)

Research Interests

  • Integrated Reporting
  • Carbon tax
  • Sustainable development