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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How do IRBA’s changes to the Auditing profession affect you if you want to qualify as a Registered Auditor or a Chartered Accountant?

There has been a lot of noise in the news and in accounting / auditing student circles about the pending changes to the path to qualifying as a Registered Auditor with IRBA. This, (and an article that appears to have been written by someone who doesn’t understand the field!) has completely, and understandably, confused a lot…

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What I learnt in 2014

We tend to think that by the time we finish studying or we qualify, we’ll know everything, be wise and have it all worked out. Truth is… it’s only the beginning! I learn everyday just how much I don’t know and gain insights and understanding all the time. So, here’s what I learnt last year,…

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How do you choose a tuition provider?

A lot of UNISA students seek help with their studies. Thus, there is now a large supply of people and organisations who offer services to UNISA students. Question is… what is the right solution for you?! What are your options? Here are some different types of assistance available to you: Face-to-Face classes on a campus (Full-time;…

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You want to be an entrepreneur. HOW do you ‘Think Different’?

‘Think different’ is an oft-quoted phrase from Steve Jobs, who has been arguably one of modern societys’ most well-known entrepreneurs. ‘Think different’ was his response to people asking how he came up with such ground-breaking (more importantly… money-making) ideas and products! Whether you like Apple’s products or hate them, you can’t argue with their multi-billion…

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