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Double Celebration for Twin Graduates!

April 18, 2017


Twins, Mr Steffen and Rudolph Wies.

For third year Bachelor of Commerce Accounting graduates and twins, Rudolph and Steffen Wies healthy sibling rivalry is their recipe for success.

Steffen, who graduated summa cum laude, says his career choice was made fairly simple by the fact that his mother is an Accounting teacher while Rudolph changed course from wanting to study Medicine after listening to representatives from accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) talk about their experiences as chartered accountants.

‘Studying for this qualification has been very challenging but also highly rewarding. It was challenging because there are lot of expectations placed on you from the first day of first year.

‘Rudi is my best friend. We do many things together, and it is always great to know that there is someone who will always have your back,’ he said.

The pair were members of a team that came fourth in the CFO Case Study Competition last year which involved facing off against 1 278 entrants from 53 universities in 25 countries.

‘This was a life-changing experience,’ said Rudolph. ‘We got to meet so many inspirational people and experienced what the real world of business is like. 

We have a close relationship, having often done many similar activities throughout our lives. We both did Accounting at school and knew that this was the path we wanted to take,’ said Rudolph.

Looking to the future, Steffen plans to complete his honours degree, do his articles with PwC, become a chartered accountant and explore the corporate world. Rudolph’s future plans include completing his Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, pursuing a qualification with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and experiencing the accounting industry.

Thandiwe Jumo

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