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Women pulling up other women

Dr Amaleya Goneos-Malka and Prof Philna Coetzee

Last week on Channel Africa’s Womanity (Women in Unity), Dr Amaleya Goneos-Malka spoke to Prof Philna Coetzee, Deputy Executive Dean of the College of Accounting Sciences at Unisa. This college is responsible for enrolling 40% of all accounting students in South Africa, and over 50% of its graduates are women.

In the interview, Coetzee speaks of aiming to change the scholarly notion of educators from teaching to learning facilitators, noting that different people learn in different ways. She also highlights the need for ongoing collaboration between industry and academia to ensure curricula remain relevant.

Coetzee remarks on the positive trend of women pulling up other women, which is aiding the recruitment of women into higher positions across the labour market; their current absence in corporate South Africa is notable.

You can listen to the podcast here.

*Submitted by Ntsako Mdhluli, Communication and Marketing Specialist, College of Accounting Sciences

Publish date: 2019/06/25