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SAICA reaffirms the status of Unisa's accounting qualifications

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants has moved programmes offered by Unisa's College of Accounting Sciences from a previous rating of three to continued full accreditation. This serves as affirmation that Unisa's accounting qualifications meet, to an appropriate extent, the education and related requirements. Read more

Unisa plays a lead role in the transformation agenda of the CA profession

Kebaabetswe Ramushwana enrolled at Unisa to study for a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences while she worked as a radiographer. After graduating, she joined the university as a student assistant in the College of Accounting Sciences while completing her CTA exams. Today, she works for Unisa as a Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Department of Financial Governance. Read more

Ready to change the world

"I am proud of myself," says the former student leader, Rudorwashe Mpofu, who completed her accounting sciences degree through Unisa after four years of difficulties. Mpofu recently graduated from Unisa and is ready to change the world. Read more

Creative Unisans conquer investment challenge

Keeping their eyes on the prize, Unisa’s Value Creators Team, innovative students Khanyisile Ndlovu and Junior Mahlangu, have won the JSE Investment Challenge’s Spectacular University Category in two consecutive months and made it to the top three of the overall rounds. Read more

Underrepresentation of Africans in the CA profession needs intense attention

According to Dr Sedzani Musundwa, the first female black Chartered Accountant, CA (SA), at CAS to obtain a PhD at Unisa, the underrepresentation of black Africans in the chartered accountancy profession in South Africa persists even in democracy. Read more

Unisa's Value Creators team aces university category for second month in a row

The Value Creators team from Unisa won the August University Speculator category in the JSE Investment Challenge for the second month in a row, taking home the prize with growth of 20.71% in July and then 10.04% in August. Read more

Unisa remains highest contributor to the CA profession in South Africa

SAICA’s release of the ITC results for June 2022 confirms Unisa’s status as a leading university in producing the highest number of black, coloured and Indian candidates who pass the ITC, in addition to being the highest contributor to the CA profession in the country. Read more

Unisa alumna provides financial expertise abroad

Proud Unisa alumna Tanya Geldenhuys says that her Honours degree in Management Accounting provided the much-needed technical knowledge to apply for her current job abroad in which she makes a difference in the lives of employees with disabilities. Read more

SAICA states unambiguously that Unisa’s accounting programmes remain accredited

Following recent misleading reports in the media on the status of Unisa’s programmes accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the institute has in a press release reiterated its previously communicated stance that Unisa retains its SAICA accreditation. Read more

Towards open online financial education

In her inaugural lecture, Prof Bernadene de Clercq from the Department of Taxation discussed an online initiative that will provide free financial education to those that need it the most – the youth of South Africa. Read more