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UKZN Accounting Team to Compete in International Competition Semi-Finals

July 15, 2016

UKZN’s high-flying team of Mr Steffen Wies, Mr Rudolph Wies and Mr Mahomed Osman.

Third year students and twin brothers, Mr Steffen and Mr Rudolph Wies, and Mr Mahomed Osman, are in the semi-finals of the CFO Case Study Competition.

This year’s competition attracted 1 278 entrants from 53 universities in 25 countries throughout the world.

The Accounting competition is organised by the CharterQuest Institute and CharterCapital Advisory TeamSA - a committee of CIMA and ACCA students at the Institute with global case study competition experience - and South Africa’s Barclays-sponsored CIMA2015 Global Business Challenge Champions (GBC).

To secure their spot in the Top 6, the UKZN team under the mentorship of Financial Lecturer, Ms Salma Vanker, had to deliver a 15 minute video presentation reporting on their recommendations to a judging panel.

Now, to move on to the next stage of the competition, the team has to produce a video giving information about themselves. The public will then vote on the best video, and the team with the most votes will receive a two point advantage in the semi-finals. The team will fly to Johannesburg to present their recommendations live in front of the judges after which the top three will compete in the final round.

To find out more about how you can support the UKZN team visit:

Thandiwe Jumo

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