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Management Studies Postdoctoral Fellow motivates learners to reach greater heights
04 November, 2019

On Saturday, 19 October 2019, Dr Nombeko Patience Mbava, a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Management Studies, was a keynote speaker at the Grade 12 Valedictory at Isilimela Comprehensive High School in Langa, Cape Town.

Top achievers, dressed in academic robes, were awarded certificates in recognition of their academic achievements and achievements during their final year.

Many of the learners distinguished themselves in various subjects including excellence in mathematics, life sciences, physical science, English language, isiXhosa and others. Their achievements made both the school governing body, teachers and parents exceptionally proud as it is evident the future of the country is in good hands.


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Prestigious award for UCT tax expert
29 October, 2019

A wide and deep interest in the subject of tax has kept University of Cape Town (UCT) Professor Jennifer Roeleveld on top of her game, culminating in a prestigious international award from Bloomberg Tax.

Roeleveld became the first African to receive the International Tax Portfolio Author of the Year Award, for 2019, which was presented to her at an event at Spencer House in London during the 73rd International Fiscal Association (IFA) congress in September.

An emeritus professor of South African and international taxation in the Faculty of Commerceʼs Department of Finance and Tax, she was honoured for “outstanding authorship” for her publication Business Operations in South Africa. It contains a wealth of information which helps foreign businesses to set up and conduct their operations in South Africa, from both the tax and general legal points of view.


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Winning IT team honours Nene
21 October, 2019

The winning team in this year’s annual competition run by the Department of Information Systems in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) School of Information Technology (IT) will donate their R10 000 prize to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children, in the name of murdered UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

The competition, run as part of the final-year INF3012S course, was won this year by a team comprising Tana Feyt, Wen Kang Lu, Jo Theron, Rong Wei Tony Deng and Melcom Brandon Smit, who examined the psychological outreach services offered by the universityʼs Student Wellness Service (SWS).

The course, Business Process Management and Enterprise Systems, gives students real-world experience in analysing the business processes of enterprises including UCT, the City of Cape Town, Amazon and Pick n Pay. This helps prepare them for the business analyst roles they will assume following graduation.


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