Two day international tax conference 2023
Featuring international tax speakers from around the world, the programme considers 9 different topics on the theme: Evaluating Global Tax Solutions for Application in Africa
IBFD African Tax Symposium 2021
IBFD is pleased to invite you to the Africa Tax Symposium 2021 – Webinar Edition. In lieu of our physical conference in Tanzania, this event will be online and available to all our international tax friends and clients in and outside of Africa. The...
Fundamentals of Taxation
Created from scientific cooperation between IBFD and UCT, the main purpose of this peer-reviewed book is to promote the dissemination of the basic notions of taxation from a policy, legal and administrative perspective, offering its readers a...
New Book by UCT Tax Unit staff - A century of Income Tax in South Africa
22 February 2016, Cape Town. A much anticipated book that emanated from the conference convened at UCT in November 2014 to mark a century of income tax in South Africa has become available from publisher Juta...
International Tax Masters Applications
Apply for Africa’s first interdisciplinary Masters degree programme fully dedicated to international taxation. The Masters degree is offered by UCT’s Faculties of Law and Commerce in cooperation with the IBFD
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Thank you for visiting the website of the UCT Tax Unit for Fiscal Research. You are cordially invited to visit us, in person or through this site.

The Unit is the result of collaboration between the University of Cape Town’s Faculties of Law and Commerce, in cooperation with the IBFD. We aim to be Africa’s leading academic research unit in fiscal matters, complementing the high quality education in the field of taxation offered at UCT.

The UCT Tax Unit for Fiscal Research is an interdisciplinary grouping that draws together academics from UCT’s Faculties of Law and Commerce.

The Unit's vision is:

  • To be Africa’s leading academic research unit in fiscal matters.
  • To draw on global knowledge and research networks in developing fiscal knowledge for the benefit of developing countries, particularly the African continent and South Africa.  
  • To provide a globally recognised platform for engagement in fiscal matters, with an emphasis on a developing country / BRICS context.  
  • To maximise UCT’s existing research and teaching capacity in the field of taxation.
  • To develop and retain African expertise within Africa.