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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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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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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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