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Welcome to the Department of Finance and Tax

The department is responsible for all undergraduate courses in finance‚ including service courses. The department is research led and has two very active graduate programs which are a Masters in Tax and a Masters in Finance.  The former has two streams being South African Tax and International Tax.  The latter has three different streams being Financial Management, Financial and Risk Management and Investment Management.   We also supervise Ph.D. students across the areas of financetax and accounting.

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Applications for Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management are now open for June 2019
18 April, 2019

Applications for Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management are now open for June 2019 Prospective students may on UCT website.

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ASSISTANT LECTURER VACANCIES
26 March, 2019


The School of Economics is seeking to appoint suitable post graduate candidates to join its academic team.


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UCT Masters students get a dose of International Tax expertise
07 March, 2019

The 2019 Masters in International Taxation kicked off in style with Professor Pasquale Pistone and Professor Andrade from the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) giving the first few days of course input. Part of this input was a highly successful public seminar held on Wednesday 13 February 2019 held in two sessions, each followed by a panel discussion chaired by Emeritus Professor Jennifer Roeleveld. The first session, Dispute resolution in international tax matters (map and arbitration) included presentations by Professor Pistone (global perspective) and Associate Professor Johann Hattingh (SA perspective). The second session, The Digital Economy revisited - Where do we currently stand? included presentations by Professor Betty Andrade (global perspective) and Associate Professor Craig West (African perspective).

The seminar included the presentation of the annual IBFD/UCT Prize in International Tax, awarded to Ashley Olivier for his master’s dissertation (LLM) on An analysis of options for reform of South Africa’s unilateral income tax exemption of foreign pensions, with an emphasis on the cross-border interaction with pensions derived from the United Kingdom and Germany.


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