College of Accounting Sciences

International collaboration examines a 21st century auditing philosophy

CAS academics recently engaged with their Turkish counterparts to survey the rapidly evolving auditing landscape and its related tech tools. Read more

The ineffectiveness of South Africa’s anti-corruption strategy

Bafo Khanyeza, Senior Lecturer at Unisa, features prominently in the March issue of Accountancy SA, a monthly magazine published by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, with his special report on audit reform. Read more

Stretching the public purse

Looting of public resources continues unabated, despite the public outcry. Daily news reports tell of food parcels being diverted or used for political leverage and contract prices being inflated to ridiculous levels – all while the perpetrators openly flaunt their ill-gotten gains Read more

Unisa says farewell to exceptional alumnus

Outgoing Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu, who graduated with a BCompt Honours from Unisa in 1997, embodied the values of integrity, selflessness, humility, and hard work. He steadfastly believed in the South African constitution. Read more Read more

Icon editor’s legacy empowers Unisa media student

The 2020 Percy Qoboza bursary winner, McIntosh Ngwenya, says he is truly humbled and honoured to receive the scholarship sponsored by the National Press Club and Unisa’s Department of Communication Science. Read more

Tax researcher taking full advantage of grants

Sharon Smulders, an NRF-rated scholar and professor, says that her research makes a difference for SMMEs by ensuring that starting and running a small business is as easy and as simple as possible so that job creation in SA can thrive Read more

Exceptional - without exception

Unisa and the College of Accounting Sciences celebrate Prof Mbalenhle Zulu, a SAICA Top-35-under-35 2020 finalist. The competition recognises young chartered accountants who are not just achieving extraordinary results in their professional capacity, but also have a significant impact on society. Read more

Unisa pilots proctoring tools for 2nd online exam

With an anticipated 1,7 million exams to be submitted and marked online, the university will be using tech services to authenticate and invigilate certain of the exit modules. This was announced at the opening of the 2020 Teaching and Learning Festival today. Read more

Lunch and learn

The College of Accounting Sciences held a virtual brown-bag meeting in September, which took the form of an information session on the IBFD Tax Research Platform. Read more

Why I changed my career

"After years of contemplating expanding my horizons, I did thorough research and decided on switching from being a radiographer to becoming a chartered accountant," says Keba Ramushwana of the College of Accounting Sciences. Read more