Developing high calibre accounting students at Fort Hare

A high calibre of students and a focus on academic support has seen the University of Fort Hare's Accounting Department enjoy great results in the past year.

Fort Hare topped the country's universities in the first board examinations of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) of the year.

Ntombi Mnconywa, Head of the Accounting Department at the University of Fort Hare, says that even more support for students - academically and financially - will ensure that the university continues to produce brilliant accounting graduates.

Mnconywa was speaking on #NightTalk with Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo.

Last year we (the University of Fort Hare Accounting Department) committed ourselves to focus on the possibilities, and not on the problems

Ntombi Mnconywa

Our students are mostly from disadvantaged areas, and we're running the same programme as those of more privileged universities. The focus then is more on academic support for our students

Ntombi Mnconywa

Our accounting programme is about the application of principles. We look at maths for the student's analytical skills, and English for the student's comprehension skills

Ntombi Mnconywa

This article first appeared on 702 : Developing high calibre accounting students at Fort Hare


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Meet the woman striking the gender balance in the energy sector

Meet the woman striking the gender balance in the energy sector

Noxolo Kahlana believes there are many opportunities for women in the energy sector and encourages women to jump on the bandwagon.

Should heads of state make public their health status?

Should heads of state make public their health status?

Following speculations on the health of Nigerian President Buhari, Gugs and Sizwe ask why head of states hide when they are sick.

A steep price tag may not always constitute a good bed

A steep price tag may not always constitute a good bed

702's Gugs and Sizwe chat to UCT sleep researcher about how much time and energy should go into choosing the right bed.

Thuthuka student achieves a spot on the ICT Top 10 list

Thuthuka student achieves a spot on the ICT Top 10 list

Aspirant chartered accountant, Azile Nkabinde shows how hard work and determination pays off.

Buthelezi heads back to University of Fort Hare for centenary celebrations

Buthelezi heads back to University of Fort Hare for centenary celebrations

Prince Buthelezi spoke to John Robbie sharing memories of being expelled for his political involvement, as well as going back to celebrate its centenary celebrations.

Drive for more Chartered Accountants in SA 'moving forward'

Drive for more Chartered Accountants in SA 'moving forward'

SAICA CEO Terence Nombembe tells John Robbie efforts to grow sector are bearing fruit.

Popular articles
Why are African teams under performing in the 2018 World Cup?

Why are African teams under performing in the 2018 World Cup?

With only five teams in the World Cup, Africa's performance hasn't exactly been memorable, so what could be the problem?

[Listen] Local hero saves family from fire

[Listen] Local hero saves family from fire

A CapeTalk listener shares the story of a young man who saved a family of five from a burning house.

Woman exposed for calling fellow aircraft passengers the K-word

Woman exposed for calling fellow aircraft passengers the K-word

Reverend Solomuzi Mabuza says he is considering laying charges against the woman for calling him a ka***r.

What business is Nomgcobo Jiba doing at NPA offices?

What business is Nomgcobo Jiba doing at NPA offices?

Freedom Under Law is demanding an explanation from the NPA after Jiba was spotted at their offices, defying a court order.

Hate plastic? Grocer Nude Foods doesn’t have any of it! It’s also cheaper…

Hate plastic? Grocer Nude Foods doesn’t have any of it! It’s also cheaper…

The concept is not new, or a hipster fad. The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Nude Foods founder Paul Rubin.

Why Ethiopian Airlines (not SAA) is Africa's biggest and best airline

Why Ethiopian Airlines (not SAA) is Africa's biggest and best airline

State-owned (but not managed) Ethiopian Airlines is profitable. Bruce Whitfield interviews Africa correspondent Lee Kasumba.

Willemse will take Supersport to Equality Court over walk-out findings

Willemse will take Supersport to Equality Court over walk-out findings

On Tuesday, SuperSport released the findings of an investigation by Advocate Vincent Maleka.

You aren't legally entitled to an annual increase (and why your contract is key)

You aren't legally entitled to an annual increase (and why your contract is key)

Employment law litigator Joe Mothibi explains that an annual increase is not a given unless stated otherwise in the job contract.

Callers ask what will happen to Ashwin Willemse after MultiChoice findings

Callers ask what will happen to Ashwin Willemse after MultiChoice findings

On Tuesday SuperSport and Multichoice's said there was no evidence of racism following an investigation into the incident in May.

LISTEN: What's AfriForum's private prosecution attempt against Jiba about?

LISTEN: What's AfriForum's private prosecution attempt against Jiba about?

AfriForum's Kallie Kriel says Jiba abused her position to fabricate a case against former KZN Hawks head General Johan Booysen.