More black South Africans taking up accounting
However pass rate still not high enough
More black South Africans are in training to become accountants, according to
the Association for the Advancement of Black
Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA).
Its president Victor Sekese said out of a total of 8,500 current accountancy
trainees in South Africa, 1,858 were black, 490 were coloured (mixed race), and
1,265 were Indian.
However while the number of black students in accountancy has increased,
ABASA was concerned about the pass rate of these students at the senior level of
Here he said the pass rate is not satisfactory when compared with the pass
rate for white students.
Sekese said ABASA is trying to make black students more aware of a possible
career in accountancy through career guidance fairs at schools and universities.