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UKZN Accounting Lecturers Recognized in SAICA Top 35-Under-35 List



UKZN Accounting Lecturers Recognized in SAICA Top 35-Under-35 List

UKZN Accounting Lecturers Recognized in SAICA Top 35-Under-35 List. The School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) proudly celebrates the inclusion of two esteemed academics, Ms. Boitumelo Loate and Mr. Virodh Singh, in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA) prestigious Top 35-under-35 list.

This annual accolade acknowledges young chartered accountants who have demonstrated exceptional prowess in their careers, leadership capabilities, and a steadfast commitment to ethical standards.

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UKZN Boitumelo Loate Remarkable Achievement

Ms. Boitumelo Loate, a part-time lecturer in the Master of Accountancy program at UKZN and a Portfolio Manager at 36ONE Asset Management, attains recognition in the Lead category. Her relentless pursuit of innovation and positive impact sets her apart, as evidenced by her multifaceted approach to professional endeavors.

Loate dedication extends beyond conventional job roles, encompassing thought leadership, business development, and active involvement in social responsibility initiatives.

She underscores the importance of fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, exemplifying true leadership beyond the confines of job specifications. Additionally, Loate’s trustee role at the Ruth First Memorial Trust underscores her commitment to financial stewardship and community investment.

UKZN Virodh Singh Notable Contributions

Mr. Virodh Singh, an ad hoc Accounting lecturer at UKZN and an independent director at the KZN Inland Cricket Union, secures his place in the SAICA Top 35-under-35 list, further earning the Public Favourite Award. Singh’s passion for sports and unwavering commitment to social responsibility underscore his journey towards effecting positive change.

Through his endeavors, Singh endeavors to leave an enduring legacy in the realms of sports and community development. His inclusion in this elite group of chartered accountants serves as a testament to his dedication and impact within the profession and society.


The recognition bestowed upon Ms. Boitumelo Loate and Mr. Virodh Singh by SAICA’s Top 35-under-35 list is a testament to their exemplary achievements and contributions to the accounting profession and broader society. Their commitment to excellence, innovation, and ethical conduct serves as an inspiration to aspiring young professionals.

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