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If accounting is your favourite subject, you could win big with SAICA’s Accounting Olympiad

Last Updated May 2019

Johannesburg, Wednesday 15 May 2019 – The South African Institute of Chartered Accountant (SAICA) is calling all grade 9s who love accounting to enter the 2019 SAICA Accounting Olympiad. Entries are now open.

With tablets, cell phones and more prizes up for grabs for the top learners in every province, SAICA urges grade 9s who wish to put their accounting knowledge to the test to speak to their accounting teachers to find out how their school can take part in this year’s SAICA Accounting Olympiad.  

The Olympiad, which is open to grade 9 learners, is there to help learners decide whether or not to choose accounting as a subject for their final school years as well as to give them the chance to test just how well they have mastered the accounting syllabus thus far – all while standing the chance to win some great prizes.

How can your school get involved?

High schools who wish to have their grade 9 learners participate have until Friday 24 May 2019 to submit their entries.

Schools are required to submit a maximum of fifteen entries per school. Participating schools will be selected by the district co-ordinators of the provincial departments of education, in conjunction with SAICA. A total of 500 learners will take part in the Olympiad on 7 August 2019 in each province.

The entry form and Olympiad rules are available on SAICA’s website here.


About SAICA SAICA, South Africa’s pre-eminent accountancy body, is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading accounting institutes. The Institute provides a wide range of support services to more than 46 000 members and associates who are chartered accountants [CAs(SA)], as well as associate general accountants (AGAs(SA)) and accounting technicians (ATs(SA)), who hold positions as CEOs, MDs, board directors, business owners, chief financial officers, auditors and leaders in every sphere of commerce and industry, and who play a significant role in the nation’s highly dynamic business sector and economic development.

About the Thuthuka Bursary Fund and Education Upliftment Project: One of SAICA’s prime goals is to contribute towards strengthening the country’s economy by playing a significant and leading role in transformation and skills development. The Thuthuka Education Upliftment Project, a pioneering initiative to promote transformation in the profession, was launched in the Eastern Cape in 2002 and has grown into a national project.

Thuthuka’s objective is to transform the demographics of the profession to reflect those of the country in terms of race and gender and provide educational support to African learners and students for the benefit of the profession, while simultaneously helping to uplift communities. Therefore, SAICA prides itself in leading the chartered accountancy profession as a socially responsible driver of business and skills development by supporting and encouraging enterprise development initiatives.

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