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Parent orientation 2017
20 January, 2017

We welcome parents to the orientation programme for the parents of first-year students who have been made a firm offer of acceptance at UCT for 2017.

This is traditionally a time when parents are introduced to UCT and allows you to familiarise yourselves with how the University operates. It provides information on how the University is structured and explains what students can expect in their first year of study.

Activities include a formal welcome by the Vice-Chancellor in the Jameson Hall; library tours and meeting the faculty deans.

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Prof Grant wins global award
23 December, 2016

Prof Terri Grant, head of the Professional Communication Unit (PCU) in Commerce, has won a global award for her service to the business communication discipline.

The award was announced at the Presidential Awards Dinner at the 81st Annual International Conference of the Association for Business Communication recently in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dean of Commerce Prof Ingrid Woolard said: “Not only was Prof Grant instrumental in bringing the ABC conference to Africa for the first time, but she is also the first recipient in Africa to win this prestigious award. We are so proud of you.”

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Remembering the former Dean of Commerce, Professor Leon Kritzinger
21 December, 2016

Professor Leon Kritzinger, a past Head of the Department of Accounting and a previous Dean of the Faculty of Commerce at UCT, sadly passed away on Monday, 12 December 2016. He leaves his wife, Pat, four children and several grandchildren to whom we extend our heartfelt condolences.

Emeritus Professor Geoff Everingham reflected on Professor Kritzinger’s contribution to the accounting profession in South Africa:

‘Leon qualified as a chartered accountant in 1951, and began his academic career at the University of the Witwatersrand; it was at Wits that he wrote The Principles and Practice of Auditing (initially with Ian Taylor and later with George Puttick), the first book on auditing in South Africa which became the definitive work on the topic. He was appointed as Professor of Accounting at the new University of Port Elizabeth in 1965 and in 1969 as Professor of Accounting at the University of Cape Town.

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