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UCT Lockdown Letters: From Kimberley with love
28 April, 2020

Taxation Honours student, Thato Mgoboli never imagined that COVID-19 would bring an entire year to such an abrupt stop. Thato shares that when she looks back at this period one day, what will stand out is the time she spent with her family and, surprisingly, the time she spent with herself. She realised how much she got lost in things, forgetting what made her smile and gave her energy.

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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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Water polo stars have a ball in Perth
09 May, 2019

Three University of Cape Town (UCT) players were among the South African women’s and men’s water-polo teams who are back from the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World League Intercontinental Cup competition in Australia having acquired some valuable new skills.

The students, Nicola MacLeod (final-year BSc in anatomy and genetics), and Liam Neill and David Rom (both completing a BCom in finance and accounting) all did their best for South Africa, even though the teams turned in less than stellar performances.

The men’s and women’s teams both placed eighth out of eight teams, with Australia and the United States (US) bagging gold medals in the men’s and women’s divisions respectively.


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