UKZN Student Attends Africa’s Biggest Entrepreneurship Forum

Business Science student, Mr Jabulani Nyembe, was not only one of more than 5 000 entrepreneurs to attend the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum in Abuja, Nigeria, but he was also awarded $5 000 seed investment and mentoring. The second-year student was selected from more than 200 000 applicants to take part in the forum.

UKZN Alumnus Publishes First Book

Qualified Chartered Accountant and UKZN alumnus, Mr Christopher Smith, has published his first novel titled: Blood on the Range. The book explores Smith’s childhood fascination with the Western genre through the story of Nathan Todd, a tough, hard-working cowpuncher whose loyalty, quick temper and sense of fair play often get him into situations that test

Alumni Recognised for Flying the UKZN Flag High

Team UKZN, comprising of four Accounting alumni, twins Mr Steffen Wies and Mr Rudi Wies, Ms Camira Govender and Mr Tim Siepman took a walk down memory lane when they visited the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance. The quartet was crowned the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Case Study Competition winner at the finals which

Top Students Rewarded at Annual SAICA Prize-Giving Celebration

The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance in partnership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) celebrated the School’s top achievers at the annual UKZN-SAICA Students’ Awards Ceremony. ‘In a world of exponential and continuous change, it has become more critical than ever to ensure that chartered accountants remain relevant in the roles

Academic Shares his Knowledge with Ukhozi FM Listeners

An academic in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Dr Sanele Gumede, is the content contributor to the segment on the South African and African economy on Ukhozi FM’s Sithakela Isizwe talk show. The daily talk show aims to educate, inform and entertain listeners by engaging in and discussing issues of social importance as

Growing a New Crop of African Chartered Accountants

UKZN’s School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, in partnership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Eastern Region, is going the extra mile to address the under-representation of Black Africans in the chartered accountancy profession. The School has introduced a number of initiatives to achieve this objective, including the mentorship programme spearheaded by

UKZN Rises Against Hunger

UKZN, in collaboration with Rise Against Hunger Africa and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), contributed to the second Sustainable Development Goal, Zero Hunger, by packing 10 000 meals for pre-schools and families in need in KwaZulu-Natal. Dean and Head of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance Professor Mabutho Sibanda was involved

Discovery Health Chief Financial Officer Addresses Budding Accountants at UKZN

Know Your Why: Understanding the Importance of Knowing Why People and Organisations Do What They Do, was the title of a talk delivered at UKZN by Discovery Health’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr Brett Tromp. The gathering, attended by trainee accountants and Accounting students, was hosted by the South African Institute of Accountants (SAICA) in partnership

From left: Mr Ayodeji Opeyemi Ogunlesi, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, and Dr Gerry Bokana in Austria.

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 Principal, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, while on a business visit to Austria. Bokana’s and Ogunlesi visit aimed to strengthen research collaboration between the UKZN School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, the Southern African Systems Analysis

Team The and team Scriptor after their presentations.

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 annual Integrated Business Studies (IBS) Business Proposal Presentation. IBS is a core module for the Bachelor of Business Science programme, a four-year honours programme offered by the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF). The