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College of Accounting comes out tops in new exam
19 March, 2015

Results for the final board exam for prospective new chartered accountants in South Africa show that students who completed the UCT College of Accounting Board Course APC Professional Programme did better than students who participated in other programmes.

Of the 467 UCT Board Course students (including students from all universities), 94% passed the APC exam; 8% higher than the national average.

"We are celebrating with our students," said Paul Maughan, senior lecturer at the college. "These results show what the hard work of students and the tireless efforts of the team of lecturers and markers can achieve."


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Do you think the SA economy will be better in five years?
11 March, 2015

A few hands went up when the question was asked: "Do you think the economy in South Africa will be better in five years' time?" David Lipton, the first deputy managing director of the Washington-based International Monetary Fund, was speaking to a packed School of Economics' seminar room on a whirlwind visit to UCT earlier this month.

During his address, Lipton reviewed the country's challenges and offered a message of hope. He also confided later that the show of optimistic hands in the crowd was an important indicator – if people believed the future would be better, they would be prepared to work harder at it. If they were pessimistic, they would be less likely to try to make a difference.


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Trio of exemplary collaborations with the Department of Information Systems
10 March, 2015

Gaining real-world experience is just one of the benefits that has been given to Information Systems students as the dynamic department of Information Systems in the Faculty of Commerce cements partnerships with the public sector, private sector, and other universities across Africa. HoD Prof Kevin Johnston noted: “The Department has collaborated and formed partnerships with many corporates over the years, and these collaborations have been mutually beneficial.”

Three exemplary ongoing collaborations with the department include partnerships with the City of Cape Town, with industry leader EY, and with universities across the continent through Enterprise Systems Education for Africa (ESEFA).

Gaining real-world experience is just one of the benefits that has been given to IS students as the dynamic department of Information Systems in the Faculty of Commerce cements partnerships with the public sector, private sector, and other universities across Africa.



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