Meet Our Team
100 years of cumulative CTA experience
PROF GARY SWARTZ
BAcc, MCom, CA(SA)
Gary has spent more than 13 years involved in a CTA programme at WITS University, 10 of those years he was the division head for the Management Accounting and Finance discipline, and for four years he also acted as the programme co-ordinator for the CTA programme. Most recently, from 2013 to 2014, he acted as the overall Bachelor of Accounting Science co-ordinator for the WITS programme, which involved responsibility for the programme from 1st to 4th year.
Thiruven completed his articles at Standard Bank of South Africa Limited. He joined Credit Suisse Standard Securities as Head of Finance, and left in 2008 to take up full time lecturing role at Wits, mainly 3rd and 4th year Corporate Finance. He co-founded Destination CA and Institute of Accounting Science (IAS) in 2014.
BAcc, MCom, CA(SA)
Ms. Zani Labuschagne will be coordinating the Auditing IV course. She is an ex WITS trainee, and has recently completed her articles at PWC. She is currently an assistant manager at PWC, and a training resource in their training and development division.
Magda is a tax specialist and was previously the head of the taxation division at the WITS School of Accountancy. She spent some time at SARS before this, and has vast consulting experience, and experience and is a senior marker for SAICA. She joined IAS to head up the tax discipline..
BAcc, MCom, CA(SA)
Nicola worked at Varsity College (Advtech) lecturing and tutoring on Financial Accounting III Management Accounting and Finance IV for over 10 years years. Previous to this, she spent some time as an accounting teacher, and as a financial journalist for Moneyweb. She completed her articles at PwC.
BAcc, Mcom, CA(SA)
Dana completed her articles at PWC before moving to WITS University as a lecturer in Financial Accounting. She then moved to the Auditing division where she lectured and tutored at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She marks extensively on both the SAICA ITC and APC exams including acting as assistant umpire. Following 12 years at WITS, she started her own business, where she provides student support.
Magda is a tax specialist and was previously the head of the taxation division at the WITS School of Accountancy. She joined IAS to head up the tax discipline.
DR ELAINE RABIN
BAcc, MCom, Phd, CA(SA)
Dr Rabin was a Professor in Financial Accounting for more than 30 years at WITS University prior to joining us. She was financial accounting divisional head, and a member of the senior management team of the school of accounting.
MOSWEUNYANA DAVID MOKOENA
David studied at WITS University, after which he articled at Coca Cola Africa (Pty) Ltd . He then joined WITS University as a Senior lecturer. He is now a Senior Lecturer in the Financial Accounting Discipline at IAS.
Carlos is author of Finman and Manfin textbooks which most accredited institutions use. He was previously a Finance Professor at UCT, heading their MAF division, as well as being Head of Scholarship. Extensive experience, and too many accolades to mention.
Edwin studied at University of Fort Hare and then completed his PGDA at University of Johannesburg. He articled at Ernst Young, and then moved to KPMG as as a technical manager. He then moved to Edge Business School where he was Head of the taxation department. He has now joined as a Senior Lecturer in the Taxation Discipline.
BCOM, PGDA, CA(SA)
Nonhlanhla is all IAS, she studied for her PGDA in 2018 as a Flexi student, and completed the ITC and APC in the following years, qualiying as a CA(SA). She then decided she had to be part of IAS, so joined as a lecturer in the Taxation Discipline.
NATALIE DE OLIVEIRA
Natalie studied at North West University before artiling at PwC. She joined us to help manage the business operations.