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Frequency of stock market trading reduces returns
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 - 08:45

Research has shown that stock market investors who trade frequently do so at their peril because trading frequently reduces returns. Due to the transactions costs involved, buying and selling shares costs money and the more you trade, the worse your returns. Curbing trading frequency should be a priority for investors and policy makers, but clear research on who trades frequently is needed.

Winfield teaches ethical accounting
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 - 08:45

Associate Professor Jimmy Winfield, an accounting scholar at UCT, runs a course called Business Ethics which aims to open his students’ minds a little, he says. Winfield, who is one of six UCT academics to win a Distinguished Teacher Award for 2016, spoke to Yusuf Omar from UCT’s newsroom about his teaching techniques.

A/Prof Jimmy Winfield receives a Distinguished Teachers Award for 2016
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 - 08:45

Associate Professor Jimmy Winfield, from the College of Accounting, has been awarded a Distinguished Teachers Award for 2016.

Jimmy is an exceptional, thoughtful and reflective teacher. He was instrumental in designing and developing the business ethics course, which is now a core course for all undergraduate degrees in the Commerce Faculty.

Remembering the former Dean of Commerce, Professor Leon Kritzinger
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 - 08:45

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. 

Multilingualism meets open-access in trailblazing teaching intervention
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 - 08:30

Jargon-laden subjects such as accounting are difficult to grasp in one's first language. But when your home language is not English, it's that much harder. 

UCT builds capacity in public sector
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 - 08:30

The University of Cape Town has made a significant contribution to building skills in the public sector with its historic first class of 29 Postgraduate Diploma in Public Sector Accounting  students who graduated in the Jameson Hall this week.

Big dreams bear fruit
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 - 08:30

When Sibusiso Pinky Sibindi was still in Grade 11, she participated in the making of a Dutch documentary about five South African children. The film was called Leaving Mandela Park and looked at how music and dance could help them to overcome their circumstances.

Own your story' says BCom graduate Rosy Mudzanani
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 - 08:30

Despite living through many hardships while growing up in Limpopo, including being orphaned at seven and losing her only sister in her final year of study, Rosy Mudzanani completed her BCom degree in economics and finance at UCT at the end of 2015.

Balance and blend - the new dean of commerce
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 - 08:30

When Ingrid Woolard threw her hat into the ring for the position as dean of commerce towards the end of 2015, it was with some hesitancy. The selection process had already gone two rounds and there was her research to think about – a body of work that has earned her a formidable reputation in government policy circles, but also has a good measure of personal significance

UCT student to continue activism at Oxford
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 - 08:15

He is a recipient of a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship because of his impressive academic record and leadership skills. Yet, Sakhe Mkosi aims to use this opportunity as a platform for further activism to promote decolonisation and transformation at the world-renowned University of Oxford.

Appointment of new Dean of Commerce
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 - 08:30

Professor Woolard currently teaches in the School of Economics and is a Research Associate of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) and a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labour in Bonn. She is highly acclaimed in her areas of research interest, which include labour markets, social protection, tax policy and the measurement of poverty and inequality.

Business Unusual at the Faculty of Commerce
Sun, 15 Nov 2015 - 11:15

It is no longer “Business as Usual” at the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town since the historic #Feesmustfall campaign. Interim Dean Prof Mike Wormald predicted that the #Rhodesmustfall incident was the biggest transformational challenge to UCT since the Archie Mafeje incident, and he was no doubt correct.

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