College of Accounting Sciences

Engaged scholarship

The College of Accounting Sciences views engaged scholarship  as an opportunity to contribute to the communities it serves while ensuring that the college’s core business, research and teaching, is relevant. 

The goal of engaged scholarship is to leverage the college’s knowledge, skills and expertise in the accounting and management fields to address societal challenges and promote economic development and in return enrich the college’s research and tuition. Engaged scholarship is therefore a two-way approach: the college engages communities with a view to assist them, which provides opportunities to do more relevant (or problem-directed) research and information gathering that can be incorporated into and improve the curriculum.

The college forges partnerships with the other colleges in the university, as well as with communities, business, professional bodies, government and the development sector, to enhance existing socio-economic development programs by harnessing the expertise of staff to address societal needs where possible.

The choice of engaged scholarship projects in the college is determined by the needs of the community (however defined or identified), and whether the college has the requisite expertise to respond appropriately. Some of the projects the college is currently involved in are listed below:

Project Project leader
Polokwane rural schools Mr Samson Mapheto
Winning Schools Project Mr. Nkosinathi Masela
Maths, English and Accounting tutorials Mr. Siyanda Mqadi
TaxPod Ms. Lenatha Wentzel
Lifelong learning for Accountancy professionals in the Accounting Sciences field Mr. Herman Combrink
Facebook: Internal auditing student association Ms. Ilse Morgan
Motheo Financial Dialogues Living Lab Prof B de Clercq
Continuous Auditing for Public Sector Internal Auditing (CAPIA) Prof Lourens Erasmus
Research on Audit Committees South Africa) RACSA Prof Lourens Erasmus

Last modified: 2023/08/07