University of Pretoria Accounting Department

By | April 8, 2022

University of Pretoria Accounting Department

University of Pretoria Accounting Department – See Details Below:


Welcome to the website of the Department of Accounting at the University of Pretoria. The business community, accounting profession and academic environment across the country holds the Department, with its highly qualified personnel and strong research links, in high esteem. It was founded in 1924 as the Department of Accounting and Auditing. The Department of Accounting is one of the largest residential university departments in South Africa, accommodating vast numbers of full-time students.

The Department of Accounting is responsible for managing the BCom in Accounting Sciences and PGDip in Accounting Sciences programs offered at the Hatfield Campus. These programmes are accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants as part of its education requirements for qualification as a CA(SA). The University of Pretoria has a proud record in respect of the performance of our students in the Intitial Test of Competence (formerly the Qualifying Examination) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Furthermore, we offer a variety of financial accounting modules which contribute to various academic programmes, as compulsory modules or elective modules.

We are well equipped to offer master’s and doctoral degrees in accounting. The Department established the highly respected accounting research journal Meditari in the mid-nineties of the previous century.

Your first step to becoming a chartered accountant.

The BCom in Accounting Sciences degree offered at the University of Pretoria is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as part of its education and training requirements to qualify as a CA(SA).

What is a chartered accountant – CA (SA)?

The Chartered Accountant qualification is the highest professional accountancy qualification in South Africa. A person who has completed the education and training requirements of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) needs to register as a member in order to use the designation CA(SA). A chartered accountant is an expert in the fields of financial accounting, external auditing, financial management, management accounting and taxation. Chartered accountants are characterised by their multidisciplinary and analytical abilities and their systematic and logical approach to problem solving.

University of Pretoria Accounting Department Contact – See Details Below:

Physical address
Economic and Management Sciences Building
University of Pretoria
Cnr Lynnwood and University Roads

Client Service Centre
Tel:  +27 (0)12 420 3111
Fax:  +27 (0)12 362 5168/362 5190

Department of Accounting
Private bag X20

Departmental Administrator
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3211/3420 (Ms S van den Berg)
Fax: +27 (0)12 362 5142

Faculty Student Administration
Fax: +27 (0)12 420 3063

University of Pretoria Accounting Department Bursaries

University of Pretoria Accounting Department Bursaries – See Details Below:

The name “Thuthuka” (a Zulu verb meaning “to develop”) was chosen by SAICA to designate its transformation initiatives related to increasing the number of African and Coloured chartered accountants. The Department of Accounting’s transformation programme was established in order to better serve the financial knowledge and skills needs of South African business, by taking cognisance of the recognised need to transform the demographics of the accountancy profession.
The Thuthuka Bursary Fund
The Thuthuka Bursary Fund is administered by SAICA. It aims to assist academically-talented African and Coloured students to pursue a BCom Accounting degree in order to become chartered accountants. The Bursary Fund places students at various participating universities, including the University of Pretoria.
Thuthuka application process
Thuthuka applications are no longer done online and students should approach SAICA directly to apply.
Should you have any queries, students can send an email to or call 011 621 6600.
Please ensure that you have the following supporting documentation available in electronic format as part of your application process:
1.Copy of your Green ID Book or SA ID Card
2.Copy of your Grade 11 Results
3.Copy of your Grade 12 Results (if in exceptional cases you already passed Gr 12)
4.A Signed consent form
5.Your parents’ / guardians ID copy
6.Your parents’ latest salary advice
7.Copies of ID or Birth Certificates of other school-going dependants in your home
8.The closing date for applications is now 28 June 2022.

What can you expect from the UP-Thuthuka Programme?

1• All students who are recipients of a Thuthuka bursary are required to be part of the UP-Thuthuka Programme.
2• Students will register for all the regular courses in BCom in Accounting Sciences and PGDip in Accounting Sciences/CTA (subject to selection).
3• Additional lectures, tutorials and assessments in Financial Accounting form part of the Programme.
4• A mentoring and tutoring system in respect of other identified subject modules is also included.
5• Additional academic support in developing skills and competencies to assist students in their studies as well as to prepare students for the work place are part of the Programme.
6• Students on the UP-Thuthuka Programme will have the use of a study centre on the Hatfield Campus (ie a dedicated venue for the use of the students concerned).
7• A dedicated Programme Manager will assume responsibility for the UP-Thuthuka class, including the on-going monitoring of student performance.
NOTE: Due to available capacity constraints, the number of students that can be accommodated on the UP-Thuthuka Programme will be limited.
UP-Thuthuka Programme Administrator:
Mr L Mogafe
Tel: 012 420 3867

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