4th IBFD Africa Tax Symposium
9-11 May 2018 our collaborators (IBFD) are hosting the 4th IBFD Africa Tax Symposium on the topic of Trends in International Taxation: An African Perspective. The Symposium will be held in Mombasa (Kenya).
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
Tax courses at UCT
UCT offers an unparalleled variety of undergraduate and postgraduate tax courses as part of degrees in the fields of law, accounting and economics. Courses are taught by leading scholars, practitioners and international visitors. Information about...
The Tax Unit for Fiscal Research is primarily engaged in large collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects. Current and future projects, as well as research outputs are available on this website.
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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.