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 of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF). National Treasury Directors of the Budget Process, Mr Steven Kenyon and Mr Andisile Best, explained to the gathering how the 2020 budget was designed, taking into consideration South Africa’s

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 programme. With the existing 15 recipients who are now in their second-year, a total of 40 students are part of the programme. The TBF is a transformation initiative that aims to encourage previously disadvantaged African

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 to study towards a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting in the College of Law and Management Studies. Daniels said her career choice was influenced by her passion and purpose. ‘I am passionate about the financial

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 2019 Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) conference held at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. The awards are presented for excellence in teaching and learning in Higher Education and to generate a

SAEF Recognises Staff Excellence

The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF) hosted an event to recognise professional and academic staff for their hard work, dedication and positive impact. Speaking at the gathering, Dean and Head of the School, Professor Mabutho Sibanda said the awards are tailored in line with the strategic goals of the University to recognise individuals

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 of Accounting, Economics and Finance as part of its mission to produce more African chartered accountants. A programme, initiated by UKZN’s Dr Msizi Mkhize in 2015, offers a free Accounting workshop to matric learners preparing

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 Accountants in which our very own Ms Hlengiwe Ndlela, Auditing lecturer and researcher within the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, made the cut. The 32-year-old was selected at the beginning of August as a

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 recognise Distinguished Teachers Award recipients Dr Msizi Mkhize and Professor Fayth Ruffin, and to celebrate the milestone of the College graduating 71 doctoral candidates – the largest number in a single year in its history!

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 there to attend the One Young World (OYW) summit at the end of this month. As the winner of the UKZN OYW Challenge, Nyembe has a once in a lifetime opportunity to mingle at the

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 work of fiction titled Dark Secrets tells the tale of a young girl, daughter of a well-known business man who is involved in an accident, resulting in memory loss. She is sent overseas by her