Meet Our Team

Academic Staff

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 NAIDOO

BAcc, CA(SA)

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.

ZANI LABUSCHAGNE

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.

CLAUDIA HAZELWOOD

BAccSc(Hons), CA(SA)

Claudia completed her articles at PwC. She continued to pursue academia and lectured at Wits for just under 4 years after completion of articles. Her involvement and interests lie in accounting, financial mangement and finance areas. She has extensive teaching experience from secondary to tertiary levels.

NAOMI SWARTZ

BAcc, MCom, CA(SA)

Naomi worked at WITS University lecturing and tutoring on Financial Accounting III and IV for a period of 6 years. Previous to this, she completed her articles at Deloitte. She then moved to PKF, now merged with Grant Thornton, where she was head of compliance. She has recently moved to Mazars as Head of compliance Johannesburg. Her functions at Grant Thornton include compliance and technical roles. 

DANA NATHAN

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 TURNER

BCom, MCom

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. 

TAXATION

Exciting new appointment

We have appointed an exciting new tax Professor, very experienced, who we believe is the best in the business.  Details to be released shortly.

TAXATION

Exciting new appointment

CARLOS CORREIA

MCom, CA(SA)

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.

PROF LINDSAY MITCHELL

BAcc, MCom, CA(SA)

Lindsay was a long standing Professor at University of Kwazulu Natal, and has led both the Taxation division and been the head of school. He has recently retired, and will be joining us to lead the Taxation discipline academically.

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