Academic Profiles

Alicia Heyns

College of Accounting Sciences
School of Applied Accountancy
Department: Financial Intelligence
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 4653


  • LLM (Taxation) (Unisa, 2002)
  • LLB (PU for CHE, 1998)
  • B. Juris (PU for CHE, 1996)
  • Other:

  • Accounting I & Financial Accounting Reporting (Unisa, 1999)
  • SAQA Accredited Trained Assessor
  • Successful completion of CEMS Structured Mentoring Programme 2012

Fields of academic interests

  • Tax policy
  • South African case law (tax cases)

Field of Specialisation

  • South African taxation legislation


Book chapters:

  • Contributor to SILKE: South African Income Tax, published by LexisNexis, South Africa (involved since 2013)
  • Contributor to SILKE: Suid-Afrikaanse Inkomstebelasting, published by LexisNexis, South Africa (involved since 2013)
  • Contributor to SILKE: First Touch to Tax, 2014, 2015, 2016 (published by LexisNexis, South Africa)
  • Contributor to SILKE: Eerste Kennismaking met Belasting, 2014, 2015, 2016 (published by LexisNexis, South Africa)

Journal articles

  • AC Engelbrecht, GK Goldswain & A Heyns Pyott case: A lasting deposit for our tax heritage. Southern African Business Review 2015 Volume 19 Special edition: Tax Stories

Paper presentations


  • SAAA Northern Gauteng Region conference, presented by the South African Accounting Association – Pretoria. 2011. Uncovering the possible tax gap in South Africa. Prof JMP Venter, Prof B de Clercq, Prof LC Posthumus, Mr A Swanepoel, Mrs E Doussy, Ms A Heyns, Prof CJ van Aardt.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Southern African Accounting Association Best Paper Award (2010 SAAA North Gauteng Conference)
  • College of Economic and Management Sciences Executive Dean’s 2010 Achievers’ Award for foreign and local conference presentations


  • Annual Tax Guide for Individuals
  • Tax Stories (research project)
  • Momentum/Unisa Household Financial Wellness
  • Lifelong learning for Accountancy professionals in the Taxation and Management Accounting field