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Living the legacy—these Unisa CAs are tops in our books

Part of the mission of College of Accounting Sciences (CAS) is to provide an environment where staff members and students can excel. The college is proud to announce that three of its young academic staff members have been nominated to the Top 35-under-35 South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) competition.

The three are Bojane Segooa, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Financial Accounting; Mlungisi Hlongwane, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Financial Governance, and the Department of Financial Intelligence’s Chair of Department, Professor Lungile Ntsalaze.

To be selected as a Top-35-under-35 finalist is indeed an outstanding accomplishment. According to SAICA, to make the cut means that the nominees have been recognised as the top talent amongst thousands of other young chartered accountants in the country.

Furthermore, the Top 35-under-35 competition provides a platform to recognise CAs(SA), both nationally and internationally, who are bringing about a valuable and notable contribution to not only their working environment but also to society

CAS is proud to have such remarkable young people in the college and it is exceptionally proud that they will be flying the Unisa flag high. It is gratified that over and above the work that they do in the college, they still manage to contribute in the communities that they live in.

The college asks for your support by voting for these three Unisans here, and they could be the Public’s Choice Category winner this year!

Lungile Ntsalaze
Northern Region
Associate Professor
Years in this position: 3
Entry Category: Academia
Bojane Segooa
Eastern Region
Senior Lecturer & Founder: LevelsApp
Years in this position: 2
Unisa + LevelsApp
Entry Category: Academia
Mlungisi Hlongwane
Northern Region
Senior Lecturer
Years in this position: 1
Entry Category: Academia

Every year on 16 June, South Africa commemorates the 1976 Soweto uprising to pay tribute to learners who stood up against the apartheid government. They stood together and laid down their lives fighting for freedom and the right to equal education.

This year’s Youth Month takes place within the same year that South Africa marks the centenary of both Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu, as well as Unisa’s 145thanniversary.

Youth Month comes less than three months since President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Youth Employment Service initiative that aims to prepare young people for work through training and matching programmes. It is a business-led initiative in partnership with government, labour and civil society and will offer one million young South Africans paid work experience over the next three years. This year’s theme is Live the legacy: Towards a socio-economically empowered youth.

*By Ntsako Mdhluli

Publish date: 2018/06/13