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 with their PhDs. Doorasamy’s study was titled: Adoption of Material Flow Cost Accounting Practices for Improving Resource Efficiencies in the South African Sugar Industry. The study was supervised by Dr Bruce Rhodes. ‘South Africa’s sugar

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 Studies. The soccer star who traded his football career for one in Law, is exploring his love for maritime studies and the ocean economy in his job at Bidfreight Port Operations (Bidvest). ‘When I was

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 ensure that all academic staff possess higher qualifications by the end of 2021; and we are on track to achieve this goal.’ So said Dean and Head of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance,

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 last year’s 91.7% to 93.8% this year. ITC is the first part of two rigorous external examinations accounting graduates need to pass in order to qualify as chartered accountants. The School’s Dean and Head, Professor

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 Dayantha Subrayadu and Ms Layla Shah received the Malegapuru W Makgoba Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to the five top undergraduates proceeding from first- to second-year in each of UKZN’s four Colleges. Pillay, a Bachelor

Sports Scholarship for Martial Arts and Cricket Star

For BCom honours student, Mr Tashen Sarju, being awarded a UKZN Prestige Sports Scholarship means that he can further his studies and pursue his interest in karate, judo and cricket with fewer financial challenges. ‘Studying has always involved financial difficulties and receiving this scholarship will allow me to complete my honours in economics. I lost

Karate Champion Awarded UKZN Sports Scholarship

When he is not competing in national, provincial and regional karate competitions, Sports Scholarship recipient, Mr Osman Ghoor is working hard to fulfil his ambition to become a chartered accountant. The 19-year-old Bachelor of Commerce Accounting student says that as a love for sports and accounting run in his family, he aims to excel in

Students Benefit from Accounting Professions Day

Accounting students had an opportunity to engage with accounting and auditing firms at the annual Accounting Professions Day hosted by the College of Law and Management Studies. The information sharing session organised by the College’s Student Support Services and the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, took place on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses. Companies

UKZN Lecturer a Finalist in SAICA Competition

Auditing lecturer and researcher, Ms Hlengiwe Ndlela (32), has been selected as a finalist in the SAICA Top35-Under Thirty5 competition. Attached to the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance in the College of Law and Management Studies, Ndlela is among a group of outstanding chartered accountants in the competition who boast exceptional achievements and actively

UKZN Lecturer Wins 2019 SAIPA Top Achievers Award

‘The ambition of the SA Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) thesis competition is to raise the bar for research in accountancy and tax, and your excellent submission has without a doubt contributed immensely to the realisation of that vision. Thank you for setting such a high standard.’ So said SAIPA representative, Ms Faith Ngwenya, during