Congratulations to the top students listed below for achieving 90% and higher in your March ICB exams!

Waseem Tootla

Business Literacy
Workplace Intergrated Training Solutions
98%
Adél Muller

Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
The Academy of Commerce and Accounting
95%
Justus Swanevelder

Income Tax Returns
Sage South Africa – Johannesburg
95%
Makhosazana Tshabalala

Business Literacy
Varsity College – Pretoria
95%
Cedric Loots

Cost and Management Accounting
Boston College – Paarl
94%
Lesa Venadiambu

Payroll & monthly SARS returns
Centurion Academy – Witbank
94%
Molefe Nokwane

Business Literacy
Boston College – Rustenburg
93%
Bradley Rourke

Business Literacy
Centurion Academy – Rustenburg
91%
Camerin- Lee Pearce

Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
Boston College – Alberton
91%
Tasneem Dajee

Business Law & Accounting Control
Sage South Africa – Johannesburg
91%
Austin Zororo

Financial Statements
Academy of Training and Development – King Williams Town
90%

Hi Larry

I want to register and study with the ICB but I lack the funds to apply. What can I do?

Thanks,
Thuli

Hi Thuli,

The ICB do offer bursaries every year (closes 30 April!) for a limited number of our students but you must have completed at least 1 ICB subject to qualify. Read up on ICB Bursaries here.

There are many non ICB funding opportunities available. One useful website is Go Study.

I have listed a few for you here. Please make contact with these organisations for any questions you may have.

Department of Higher Education and Training (National Student Financial Aid Scheme)

Contact: Seputu Mampane | E-mail: mampane.g@dhet.gov.za

Tel: +27 (0)12 312 5256 | Fax: +27 (0)12 323 7532

Postal address: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001

National Student Financial Aid Scheme

E-mail: info@nsfas.org.za

Tel: +27 (0)21 763 3232 | Fax: +27 (0)21 797 8131

Postal address: Private Bag X1, Plumstead, CAPE TOWN, 7801

Physical address: 18-20 Court Road, Wynberg, 7800

Thabo Mbeki Education Trust

Contact: Thomeka Dandala | E-mail: tdandala@mbekiedutrust.org.za

Tel: +27 082 990 8638 | Fax: +27 (0)11 388 7905

Postal address: PO Box 784646, SANDTON, 2146

Physical address: 70 Rivonia Road, IBM Park, Sandton, 2146

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund

Contact: Boitumelo Mdwaba

E-mail: tumim@nmcf.co.za

Tel: +27 (0)11 274 5600 Fax: +27 (0)11 486 3914

Postal address: PO Box 797, Highlands North, 2037

Physical address: 21 Eastwold Way,Cnr Oxford Road, Saxonwold 2196

Educational Opportunities Council (EOC)

Contact: Russ Nelson

E-mail: eoc@iafrica.com

Tel: +27 (0) 11 833 1510-7 | Fax: +27 (0) 11 838 7654

Postal address: PO Box 3323, JOHANNESBURG, 2000

Physical address: 14 Manifest House, cnr. Simons and Marshall Street, Johannesburg, 2000

Good luck with your studies!

Don’t forget that I’m here to answer your questions about the ICB, the courses on offer, or just queries about your accounting studies. All you have to do is email me!

Congratulations to the top students listed below for achieving 90% and higher in your April ICB exams!

 

Heila Deminey

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Court Campus CC
  • 98%

Jocelyn Conradie

  •  Cost and Management Accounting
  • Incredible Skills
  • 97%

Denise De Wet

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Incredible Skills
  • 95%

Kelebogile Seleoane

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Global Prospectus Development Institute
  • 95%

Amurthaluxmi Naidoo

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Boston – Umhlanga Rocks
  • 94%

Carey-leigh Moss-damarell

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Boston – Alberton
  • 94%

Marisa Viljoen

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Court Campus CC
  • 94%

Molefe Nokwane

  • Business Literacy
  • Boston College – Rustenburg
  • 93%

Mirriam Moitse

  • Financial Statements
  • Greenlane College
  • 94%

Njabulo Mothisi

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Global Prospectus Development Institute
  • 94%

Nonhlanhla Safeao

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Global Prospectus Development Institute
  • 94%

Refilwe Dale

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Global Prospectus Development Institute
  • 94%

Kim Armstrong

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • ELMI College – East London
  • 93%

Lungelo Mkhari

  • Financial Statements
  • Global Prospectus Development Institute
  • 93%

Nonhlanhla Safeao

  • Financial Statements
  • Global Prospectus Development Institute
  • 93%

Jonathan Du Plessis

  • Financial Statements
  • Sage South Africa – Johannesburg
  • 92%

Lee-anne Smith

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Incredible Skills
  • 92%

Shanice Du Preez

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Damelin Mowbray
  • 92%

Casandra Geldenhuys

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Incredible Skills
  • 91%

Charlene Grace

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • BSW Business Solutions
  • 91%

Tasmiya Shaik

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Aum I.T. Solutions
  • 91%

Thanduxolo Manana

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Global Prospectus Development Institute
  • 91%

Chantal Reddy

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Boston – Kempton Park
  • 90%

Gugu Simelane

  • Business Literacy 1
  • Mananga Centre
  • 90%

Gugu Simelane

  • Business Literacy 2
  • Mananga Centre
  • 90%

Gugu Simelane

  • Business Literacy 3
  • Mananga Centre
  • 90%

Lungile Legodi

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Global Prospectus Development Institute
  • 90%

We are very proud of these students and their respective colleges who helped make these results possible!

The Accounting Theory mini-dissertation is a way to assess what you have learned about Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks.

We get many students asking us how to approach the short dissertation for Accounting Research Theory and Practice (RTAP). In order to do well, you need to be able to pull together thoughts from different authors and draw a conclusion about what they are saying.

Here are some tips that will help you with your RTAP dissertation:

The Portfolio of Evidence has all the guidelines you need. Please read through it!
Download the RTAP guide here
Make sure you use the Harvard referencing technique
Make sure you have a cover page or title page
Make sure you have a contents page
Make sure you have a body section that includes what others are saying about your chosen topic – all their points of discussion
Then comes the conclusion – please note: you don’t have to give an opinion, merely summarise what others have said which is your summary of all the points in the body of the dissertation.
Lastly comes the bibliography which lists all the books, websites or reference material you used.

Before you send it off, ask yourself:

Have I narrowed down my research? (Read the guide here which explain how to do this)
Have I asked someone knowledgeable to check my grammar and spelling?
Have I made sure all the Internet references have been correctly noted?
Have I checked that no copying directly from any resources has been done?

RTAP is not about testing your research skills but your ability to understand the ideas of others and how you draw conclusions based on opinions of others. Once you have chosen a specialised topic, you will need to write about what is being said and by whom it is being said and then draw up their conclusions correctly. To do this you are going to have to read up on the topic you choose and ensure you thoroughly understand it and actually take it in so that you can explain it well.

Google is a good source of information if you want to find our more about how to lay out a research paper. There are also websites that give you free downloadable templates. So your first step should be Google to help you prepare. Remember – there is no textbook for this as RTAP is about assessing your integrated knowledge and critical thinking skills for everything that you have been learning.

Do you have any tips that you think we should add or elaborate on? Write to us and let us know.