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Vision
In line with the University and School of Management Science vision, the Department of Accounting and Auditing aims to be a centre of excellence for tertiary accounting education for rural and regional development in Southern Africa.

Mission
The Department of Accounting and Auditing strives to offer a range of quality academic and career-focused programmes in accounting and other related disciplines aimed at promoting entrepreneurial, rural and regional development in all sectors of the economy through applicable and appropriate methodologies, research and community engagement .

Mandate
As the University transforms into a Comprehensive Institution by 2010, in terms of the Department of Education directive, the department of Accounting and Auditing at university of Venda is mandated to offer academic and career-focused general degrees, certificates and short courses in accounting and related disciplines mainly to promote entrepreneurial, rural and regional development in Southern Africa.


Community Engagement Activities
The Department has signed a contract to train staff in Book-keeping at Kutama-Sinthumule Correctional Centre in Makhado, Limpopo Province.

Similar activities have been undertaken at individual levels in the past for example, serving at local municipality audit committees, school governing bodies, etc. However, in line with current university policy on community engagement, projects or activities like these must be officially registered.

Currently the department offers four qualifications:

  • To be admitted to any programme of study, a National School Certificate applicant must have a minimum achievement rating of 3(40%) in English.
  • To be admitted to an undergraduate degree programme , the applicant must have an NSC, with minimum achievement rating 4 or above (50% or above) in four recognized NSC 20 credit subjects with School and programme specific requirements as follows:


BACHELOR DEGREES

1. Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting - BComAc(Accounting)

The four subjects for admission must include Mathematics plus any three of the following 20 credit subjects: Accounting, Economics, Business Studies and Information Technology.

2. Bachelor of Commerce in Cost and Management Accounting (BComCM)

The four subjects for admission must include Mathematics plus any three of the following 20 credit subjects: Accounting, Economics, Business Studies and Information Technology.


HONOURS DEGREES

In addition to local content, the materials used are partly based on the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to allow students flexibility to register with other accounting professional bodies if they want to in addition to pursuing their honours degree qualification. The qualifications and their respective admission requirements are as stated below:

1. Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Financial Accounting)

BCom ( Accounting) or an equivalent approved degree in Accounting, with an average pass mark of 60% in External Financial Reporting (ACC 3541) and Managerial Accounting and Finance (ACC 3641) or equivalent thereof.

2. Bachelor of Commerce Honours ( Cost and Management Accounting)

BCom ( Cost and Management Accounting) or an equivalent approved degree in Accounting, with an average pass mark of 60% in Techniques and Applications (ACC 3542) and Costing and Control (ACC 3642).

3. Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Cost and Management Accounting)

A candidate wishing to register for the Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Cost and Management Accounting must have obtained Matriculation Exemption with at least a E-symbol (Standard Grade) or F-symbol (Higher Grade) in English, and a D-symbol (Standard Grade) or E-symbol (Higher Grade) in Mathematics or Accounting.

NB. Both degree programmes are accredited by the Department of Education through the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and SAQA. Like many other general or major BCOM (Accounting) degree programmes in universities in South Africa, University of Venda BCOM (Accounting) degree is currently not accredited by SAICA. However, on completion of the BCOM (Accounting) programme you can pursue an Honours programme OR a CA (SA) qualification if you choose to do so. In the case of a CA (SA) qualification you will be required to first do a one year post-graduate bridging diploma at any other institution that offers a SAICA accredited programme in Accounting (CTA), such as UNISA.

Research focus and output

Research is still on a small scale mainly focusing on current financial issues, small and medium enterprises, accounting education, taxation, and presentation of papers at local and international conferences.

The following is a list of staff members and their contact details in the Department of Public Health:

Designation Name Contacts
Associate Professor

EK Oseifuah
BA (Hons), MSc (Finance & Acc), ACCA, CIMA, (UK)

Tel: 015 962 8330
Email: Emmanuel.Oseifuah@univen.ac.za
Senior Lecturer

DC Manda
BA (Malawi), Bus (Acc) Australia, MBA (Strathclyde, U.K) CPA, CFA (SA)

Tel: 015 962 8202
Email: david.manda@univen.ac.za
Senior Lecturer

RF Mashamba
BCom, Bed (Unin), BCom (Hons) (Univen) MBA (Georgia State) HED

Tel: 015 962 8541
Email: rother.mashamba@univen.ac.za
Senior Lecturer

F Mache
BBS (Hons) (UZ), ACIS (Zim), MSC (Fin Investment) (NUST - Zim)

Tel: 015 962 8534
Email: Fidelis.Mache@univen.ac.za
Senior Lecturer

A Ramawa
BCom (Natal) BCOM Hon (UKZN) CA-SA (RA)

Tel: 015 962 8258
Email: Thilivhali.ramawa@univen.ac.za

Senior Lecturer

ND Tshithavhane
BCom (Univen), BCom (Hons) (UKZN), CA (SA)

Tel: 015 962 8516
Email: nditsheni.tshithavhane@univen.ac.za

Lecturer

MP Ndou
BCom & BCom (Hons) (Univen), UED (Univen), MBA (Unin)

Tel: 015 962 8145
Email: Muhali.Ndou@univen.ac.za

Lecturer

NE Ramafhidza
BCom (Hons) (Univen), MBA (Regent Buss School) UED

Tel: 015 962 8252
Email: Eliiot.Ramafhidza@univen.ac.za