NMMU counts on future CAs

Nicky Willemse

NELSON Mandela Metropolitan University’s Thuthuka programme, which last month celebrated its first cum laude graduate, is on its way to producing top quality black chartered accountants in South Africa.

The programme, run by the varsity’s School of Accounting, is recruiting next year’s batch of first-year students – and is hoping the success of BCom (accounting) cum laude graduate Khanya Ndzululeka will inspire Grade 11 and 12 pupils to put in the effort required to qualify for this life- changing bursary programme.

Ndzululeka, 20, said she owed her success to a balanced approach to her studies, excellent time management skills, strong family support and her faith.

“In my first year, I took the Thuthuka time management skills seriously, and have applied them ever since. What I did in third year was what I did in first year,” Ndzululeka, who is now completing her honours studies, said.

Her bursary covered all the study and residence costs of her degree – and provided a number of resources, including daily study sessions, mentors and skills-building programmes.

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