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Meet Our Team

More than 100 years of cumulative CTA experience

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PROF GARY SWARTZ

BAcc, MCom, CA(SA)

Gary has spent more than 13 years in a CTA programme at WITS University. For ten of those years, he was the division head for the Management Accounting and Finance discipline for four years. He also acted as the programme coordinator for the CTA programme. Most recently, from 2013 to 2014, he served as the overall Bachelor of Accounting Science co-ordinator for the WITS programme, which involved responsibility for the programme from 1st to 4th year.

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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 a full-time lecturing role at Wits, mainly 3rd and 4th-year Corporate Finance. He co-founded Destination CA and the Institute of Accounting Science (IAS) in 2014.

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ZANI LABUSCHAGNE

BAcc, MCom, CA(SA)

Ms Zani Labuschagne will be coordinating the Auditing IV course. She is an ex-WITS trainee and has completed her articles at PWC. She is currently an assistant manager at PWC and a training resource in their training and development division.

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MAGDA TURNER

BCom, MCom

Magda is the Tax IV lecturer. Her passion for Taxation started when she worked for the South African Revenue Service (SARS) as a company assessor after completing her undergrad and postgrad studies at the University of Pretoria.  Her academic career started at Technicon SA (now part of UNISA), a distance provider, whereafter she joined the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) for about 18 years. 

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DR ELAINE RABIN

BAcc, MCom, Phd, CA(SA)

Dr Rabin was a Professor in Financial Accounting for more than 30 years at WITS University before joining us. She was the financial accounting divisional head, and a member of the senior management team of the school of accounting. 

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NICOLA GAULDIE

BAcc, MCom, CA(SA)

Nicola worked at Varsity College (Advtech), lecturing and tutoring on Financial Accounting III, Management Accounting, and Finance IV for over ten years. Previously, she spent some time as an accounting teacher and a financial journalist for Moneyweb. She completed her articles at PwC. 

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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 the SAICA ITC and APC exams, including acting as an assistant umpire. Following 12 years at WITS, she started her own business, where she provides student support.

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NATALIE DE OLIVEIRA

BAcc, CA(SA)

Natalie is currently working in finance and operations at IAS, whilst gaining exposure to the financial accounting lecturing field.

Natalie studied at NWU and completed her articles at PwC. She went on to become an audit manager in the Energy, Utilities and Resources department in which she gained valuable PCOAB and SOX Reporting experience.

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EDWIN HOVE

BAcc, CA(SA)

CHANTAL DE VRIES

BCompt, CA(SA)

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DANIELLE VAN DYK

Bcom Acc, PGDA

Edwin studied at the University of Fort Hare and then completed his PGDA at the University of Johannesburg. He articled at Ernst Young then moved to KPMG 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. 

Chantal started her Academic Career as an Auditing Academic Trainee at IAS in 2020 subsequent to completing her SAICA Articles. She is a Lecturer in the Auditing department and the Bridging Course Administrator at IAS. Chantal completed her degree at Unisa and her PGDA through IAS. She completed her articles at Baker Tilly JHB.

Danielle completed her degree at the University of Johannesburg and started her career as an Academic Trainee at IAS in 2020, she subsequently completed her SAICA Articles at EY. Danielle is now part of the Taxation Department at IAS.

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ROSS VAN DER HAER

Bcom Acc, PGDA

Ross completed his degree at the University of Pretoria and his PGDA at IAS. He is now an Academic Trainee in the Management Accounting and Finance Department at IAS. He will be completing the remainder of his SAICA articles at PWC.

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ORIFHA NEMURURA

BAcc, PGDA

IMMANUEL-KING KENARUZO

BAcc, PGDA

TEBOGO MANGENA

Bcom Acc, PGDA

KATEKISA HOPE KHOSA

BAcc, PGDA

Orifha completed her degree at  WITS and her PGDA at IAS. She is now an Academic Trainee in the Financial Accounting Department at IAS. She will be completing the remainder of his SAICA articles at BDO.

Immanuel-King completed his degree at the University of Namibia and his PGDA at IAS. He is now an Academic Trainee in the Management Accounting and Finance Department at IAS. He is an ICAN Youth Committee member and has completed 3 years of articles at Grant Thornton Namibia and has been released by PAAB to complete his final year of Articles at IAS.

Katekisa completed her degree at WITS and her PGDA at IAS. She is now an Academic Trainee in the Taxation Department at IAS. She will be completing the remainder of his SAICA articles at KPMG.

Tebogo completed his degree at the University of Johannesburg and his PGDA at IAS. He is now an Academic Trainee in the Auditing Department at IAS. He will be completing the remainder of his SAICA articles at PWC.

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