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Michael Wormald

Chairman

Prof Michael Wormald has been involved in teaching Management Accounting and Financial Management on accredited Professional Accounting Programmes for over 30 years. He served UCT and both head of the Department of Accounting and Acting Dean of Commerce for several terms.

He was a founding member of the Cape Town Board Course and is a co-author of the textbook “Financial Management” which is widely used by both accounting and business finance academics in South Africa and Australia.

Michael has published a number of papers in academic journals and has twice been awarded the Standard Bank Prize for papers published in SAJAR. He has also presented at a number of local and overseas conferences.

Peter Bourne

Joint Managing Director

Prof Peter Bourne is a former partner in KPMG having left the accounting profession in 1990 to pursue an academic career. He was top of his CTA Class and achieved a Distinction in Financial Accounting. He taught Accounting at the University of Port Elizabeth from 1986 to 1989 and joined UCT in 1990. Peter held the title of Head of the Auditing Section for most his time at UCT and retired in 2013.

He presented on the Cape Town Board Course from 1991 to 2013, and is a co-author of “Dynamic Auditing”. Peter has been involved in teaching Auditing and Governance on accredited Professional Accounting Programmes for 33 years.

Ben Marx

Joint Managing Director

Ben is Professor and Programme Director of Post Graduate Studies at the University of Johannesburg. He was the top accounting student in his Honours and CTA class and obtained the overall third place in the Qualifying Examination of the PAAB in 1989. He lectures Auditing to the Accounting Honours (CTA) students at University of Johannesburg and is also responsible for Auditing on the University of Johannesburg’s Gauteng Board Course.

He is a presenter on the UJ and IOD Corporate Governance Diploma, specialising in audit and audit committees and is a key presenter on the Gauteng Board Course. He is co-author of Dynamic Auditing. Ben remains involved with the profession through being a regular speaker at seminars on audit related aspects. Professor Marx holds a doctoral degree in Auditing.

Alex van der Watt

Executive Director

Prof Alex van der Watt is a Professor of Practice at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and an independent consultant to the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). He previously worked at UJ as an associate professor and Head of the Department of Accountancy. He is a chartered accountant and holds a Masters degree in Financial Management.

He previously served as a member of the Main Board of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and also as a ministerial appointee to the Board of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA). He also served on the Initial Professional Development Committee of SAICA and the Educational Committee of IRBA. He has published several textbooks and peer-reviewed articles in academic journals. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the South African Journal of Accounting Research (SAJAR).

Lyndsay Maseko

Director/Presenter

Lyndsay obtained his B Com Hons (Accounting) at the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) and completed his articles at KPMG in the Energy and Natural Resources Business Unit in 2007. In 2008 Lyndsay joined the Department of Accountancy of the University of Johannesburg as a Senior Lecturer for Auditing and immediately got involved with APT. He has since resigned from the University to pursue a career in Financial Management.

Dewald Joubert

Director/Presenter

Dewald Joubert has been a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) since 2004. Dewald lectures Managerial Accounting and Finance to Honours/CTA students. He also lectures on several post-graduate courses. He has been involved with the Gauteng Board Course since 2005 and has lectured on APT since 2012. Dewald is a CA (SA) and holds a Master’s Degree in Financial Management.

Ahmed Mohammadali Haji

Programme Director

Prof Ahmed Haji is an Associate Professor, the subject head of Financial Accounting at the University of Johannesburg. He is a CA (SA), having obtained his BCOM Accounting Degree Cum Laude, his BCOM Accounting (Honours) Degree Cum Laude, and a Top 10 position in the SAICA qualifying exam.

He currently lectures Advanced Financial Accounting to the CTA (Accounting Honours) students at the University of Johannesburg and Financial Accounting on the Gauteng Board Course. He holds a Masters Degree and is an author of Principles of Management Accounting. Ahmed remains involved with the profession through CPD presentations

Vanessa van Dyk

Presenter

Vanessa is a Senior Lecturer in Auditing at UJ since 2005. She holds the position of Deputy Head of the Accountancy Department since 2013. Vanessa was recently appointed as Director of Accounting Education South Africa (Pty) Ltd. She is the co-author of Fundamentals of Auditing. Vanessa has been both Marker and Umpire for SAICA for the ITC and APC examinations since 2006 and Marker and Umpire for the IRBA for the PPE examinations from 2005 to 2015.

Husain Coovadia

Presenter

Husain is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at UJ since 2015. He is Deputy Head of the Department of Commercial Accounting. He did his traineeship through PwC. Husain was selected as one of SAICA’s top 35 under 35 for the year 2017. He is also the winner of the Vice Chancellor award for best young lecturer at the University of Johannesburg for 2016. He has presented at a number of conferences including at Wharton Business School. Husain has furthermore developed the e-NACT solution (visit e-NACT Soweto on YouTube) as well as an online marking application. Pre- academia Husain had taken product onto shelf at one of South Africa’s major retail outlets.

Yusuf Ebrahim

Presenter

Yusuf Ebrahim is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA(SA). He obtained his B Comm Acc degrees at the University of Johannesburg in 2008 and his and B Comm Acc Hons degree in 2009. He obtained experience in the Industrial Products Sector and worked as a Corporate Accountant at Multichoice. He is currently a senior lecturer in Accounting at UJ, lecturing Business Information Systems (BIS) and Commercial Computer Systems (CCS) and completing his Masters Degree in Accounting.

Milan van Wyk

Presenter

Milan van Wyk is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA(SA). He obtained his B.Acc degree (Cum Laude) at the University of the Free State in 2007 and his B.Acc (Hons) degree in 2008. He obtained experience in the Mining, Construction and Retail Industries. During his final year of traineeship he also had the privilege to be seconded to the United States and gained experience in valuation of venture capital investments in the Technology Industry. He always had a passion for IFRS and education and in 2013 he continued his career path in education when he joined the Department of Accountancy at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). He is currently lecturing accounting at UJ and has completed his Masters Degree in International Accounting. He is also involved in the JSE Proactive Financial Monitoring Project where financial statements of companies listed on the JSE are proactively monitored for IFRS compliance over a five year cycle.

Jurie Wessels

Presenter

Jurie Wessels is a passionate academic that has been lecturing at the University of Johannesburg since 2009. Jurie has a heart for students and is the program coordinator for the BCom Accounting qualification. He also serves on the management team of the department. Jurie completed his master’s degree in taxation in 2014 and has since been involved in the supervision of master’s dissertations in the field of taxation. When Jurie is not lecturing, he is a keen entrepreneur involved in two businesses that he co-owns with a partner.

Morepe Ncalo (nee Ntjane)

Presenter

Morepe Ncalo qualified as a CA(SA) after writing the APC exam in 2015. She completed her articles at Deloitte and achieved a rating of significantly exceeding expectations during her tenure. After completing her articles she stayed on as manager at the Accounting & Auditing technical department and has since left Deloitte to pursue a career in academia. She discovered her passion for academia in 2014 when she was selected to be an academic trainee by UJ in partnership with SAICA. She is currently a senior lecturer in Accounting at UJ.

Karabo Sihiya (nee Kekana)

Presenter

Karabo Kekana is a senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg and a qualified chartered accountant CA(SA). She obtained her B.Comm Accounting degree Cum Laude at the University of Johannesburg in 2009 and her B.Comm Accounting (Hons) degree in 2010. She joined the University of Johannesburg in 2014 and lectures advanced accounting to the post- graduate students (CTA). She has been involved with the Gauteng Board Course since 2018 and holds a masters degree in international accounting. In 2019 Karabo was a finalist in the SAICA top 35 under 35.  

Akona Gazi-Babana

Presenter

Akona is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA(SA). She obtained her PGDA degree at the University of Cape Town and completed her articles at Deloitte in 2012. She holds a Master’s Degree in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch. Akona discovered her passion for academia during her undergraduate studies where she was involved is many tutoring and mentorship initiatives. In 2018 Akona joined the Department of Accountancy of the University of Johannesburg as a Senior Lecturer for Accounting.


Hayley Calvert

Operations Director

May Watson

Programme Administrator

Rina van Rensburg

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Susan Marx

APT Programme Coordinator

Wendy Abercrombie

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Kylie Jansen

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