BYLINE: Nokuthula Ntuli

More than 4 000 pupils from 315 high schools around the country will be writing the annual South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and Sage Pastel accounting Olympiad today.

The challenge is open to Grade 11 and 12 pupils, and schools are allowed 15 participants each. This year, 46 KwaZulu-Natal schools are taking part.

“We were delighted with the increased number of participants. Pastel is included in most school curriculums, so this long-standing partnership with the institute is a perfect fit,” said Sage Pastel Accounting’s Joanne van der Walt.

Sibusiso Dlamini, who teaches accounting at Brettonwood High School in Durban, said interest had grown since the Olympiad became a national competition in 2010. …

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