SEDZANI MUSUNDWA | Of aspirant black chartered accountants, marginalisation and mental health

Little psychological support is given to those who are studying to become chartered accountants

04 April 2024 - 11:29 By Sedzani Musundwa

Every year the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants administers the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). This board exam is the last hurdle for an aspiring chartered accountant en route to qualifying. The latest results (, released in late February, had an overall pass rate of 52%. The pass rate for white candidates was 76% and the pass rate for black candidates was 39%...

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