South Africa University Student Portal

Matric pupils who want to apply for full bursaries to study towards qualifying as Chartered Accountants have until May 31 to do so, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) said.

The Thuthuka Bursary Fund (TBF), a skills development and transformation programme of SAICA, announced on Wednesday that it is offering bursaries to black and coloured grade 12 learners with exceptional all round marks.

SAICA said in a statement: “Targeted at boosting the number of black African and coloured CAs, TBF is a holistic programme designed to nurture talented students from high school through university and, ultimately prepare them to their qualifying examinations towards becoming CAs.”

Nthato Selebi, project director of TBF said: “Over the past seven years, Thuthuka has grown and earned a powerful reputation in the marketplace, particularly among the accountancy profession, media, government and other key stakeholders.” “While growth in projects is imperative, increasing impact, achieving sustainable funding and nationwide expansion remain critical Thuthuka objectives,” he said. There are currently more than 860 Thuthuka-funded university students studying towards becoming a CA.

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