Telephone: 033 260 5413
Campus: Pietermaritzburg
Building & Room: Commerce Building – Room 13


Mr Alastair Marais is a lecturer in the field of Managerial Accounting and Financial Management at the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance. He holds a Masters of Commerce degree and is a registered CA(SA). His research interests are in corporate governance and accounting education.

Academic Qualifications:

  • BCom (Acct)
  • BCom Hons (Acct)
  • MCom

Professional Qualification

  • Chartered Accountant (South Africa)

Research Interests

  • Corporate governance
  • Management leadership
  • Earnings management
  • Accounting education

Recent Publications and Papers

  • MARAIS, A. AND STRYDOM, B. 2018. Remuneration committee independence and CEO pay in the South African consumer and technology-related sectors. Southern African Journal of Accountability and Auditing Research, 20(2018): 43-55.
  • MASINGA, L., MYENDE, P., MARAIS, A., SINGH-PILLAY, A., KORTJASS, M., CHIRIKURE, T., AND MWELI, P. 2016. “Hear our voices”: A collective arts-based self-study of early career academics on our learning and growth in a research-intensive university. Educational Research for Social Change, 5(2): 117-135.
  • MARAIS, A., SONI, S. AND CHITAKUNYE, P. 2014. The ability of the Altman Z-score to predict the relative success of industrial companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Journal of Contemporary Management, 11(2014): 451-469.