University of Limpopo now fully accredited to produce CAs
The University of Limpopo (UL) has gained accreditation for its postgraduate degree in accounting, effective January 2017. This, together with the undergraduate accreditation UL achieved in 2011, means the province’s aspiring CAs (SA) will now be able to complete their full four years of studies at the institution.
Mandi Olivier, Senior Executive for Professional Development at SAICA, says the implication of this is that UL students no longer have to go away to another CTA accredited university to complete their postgraduate year of study. "Instead, students can complete all four years of study at UL before entering a three-year training programme, writing SAICA's two professional examinations and registering as CA(SA)," she says.
Chantyl Mulder, SAICA's Executive Director for Professional Development and Nation Building, says the benefits of UL's accreditation extend far beyond just the university and its students.
"This will help keep talented individuals from migrating to big city centres to find work and will, in turn, assist in boosting Limpopo's economy. Through this capacity building project, not only are the multitudes of young people in the province being provided with quality education and the chance to become a CA(SA), but in doing so UL is contributing towards the National Development Plan's transformation initiatives by increasing the number of black CAs(SA) in South Africa."