There is increasing academic pressure on Departments of Accounting in South Africa
whose academic programmes are accredited with the South African Institute of
Chartered Accountants (SAICA). The reason for this that the academic training of
potential chartered accountants has long been their main academic focus, and they
often fail to do justice to their real academic mission of scholarly activity in
accounting (the pursuit of science as an endeavour), which is central to the essence of
a university. The quality of such departments’ research is not yet an important
criterion for their prestige. However, only Departments of Accounting that develop
Accounting as a social science in scholarly activity in accounting deserve
international recognition. This empirical study attempts to convince Departments of
Accounting, particularly those whose academic programmes are accredited by
SAICA, to embark on scholarly activity in accounting as soon as possible.
This paper investigates the factors influencing the future of the IASB, using as the
point of departure, a review of its historical progression towards becoming the global
accounting standard-setting authority. It concludes ...
Van der Schyf, D.B.(School of Accounting Sciences, University of Pretoria, 2008)
The fact that Departments of Accounting at South African universities, whose
academic programmes are accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered
Accountants (SAICA), have for many years focused primarily only ...
Shotter, Magdalena(Southern African Institute of Government Auditors, 2000)
An analysis of the major sources of influence on management accounting education in South Africa reveals that management accounting education in South Africa is largely based on neo-classical economic theory. Regarding the ...