When did I stop feeling stupid?

I want to talk to all of you who are feeling ‘stupid’ while you’re studying. As you’re on your study path (whatever it is that you’re studying), those feelings are real, and they definitely impact your stress levels, your mental state and even the way you study. The world tells you to “Be positive!”… but…

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Interview: Godfrey Mongatane CA(SA)

Who did I talk to? – Thabo Godfrey Mongatane CA(SA), Director Kolano Investment Solutions Also, our part-time Financial Accounting lecturer at Tabaldi Online Accounting Classroom (Second and Third year… I’m not letting my First year’s go!!!) Why did I talk to him? Godfrey has an amazing passion for up and coming young professionals. His qualification journey…

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Me and My love of lecturing Auditing!

I’ve been lecturing Auditing for nine years now! I’ve always loved it…. and I’ve always been a little sad that most students don’t love it. I lecture it online now, and I always battle to explain to students who I am, and why I think it’s so great for them, and actually, better than my…

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Bookkeeping VS Accounting

A lot of people (mainly those that don’t study it, or haven’t worked in the fields!) don’t really understand the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant. I created an infographic to try explain it to non-students or people who don’t work in finance at all! It’s probably a little over-simplified, but if your family…

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Heritage Day and you as a student

So… Heritage Day is to celebrate your culture and the culture of those around you. You, however, have a different culture… the Student Culture. It’s represented by books and calculators, study schedules and calendars mark down the days, hours, until D-Day, and there are probably summaries and notes on your wall to remind you of…

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What past students have to say about passing FAC1502

Distance-learning students (especially UNISA students) miss out on the types of discussions that normally take place in classes. They use these discussions to relate to other students and ‘measure’ themselves up against the group to gain comfort (or panic!) about their studying. How can we simulate that discussion? I lecture the online FAC1502 course for…

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Tertiary education and employment statistics

It’s good to know where you fit into the current academic landscape. Knowing what the big picture of higher education looks like puts your position, achievements and future employment into perspective, and also highlights challenges faced by students around you. Employment statistics by education levels Looking at statistics published by Stats SA for the first Quarter…

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