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This guide will help you discover key resources such as books, journal articles, relevant databases and other relevant information that supports your study of Accounting.

Useful Websites

Principles of Accounting

A high quality, comprehensive, free, online textbook with topics such as: The Accounting Cycle; Current and Long-Term Assets; Liabilities and Equities; Using Information; Managerial/Cost; and Budgeting/Decisions.

SAICA The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is the foremost accountancy body in South Africa and one of the leading Institutes in the world. It plays an influential role in a highly dynamic business sector.

SAIPA - South African Institute of Professional Accountants

The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) is a Professional Accounting Organisation committed to serving and protecting the public interest. SAIPA represents qualified Professional Accountants (SA) in practice, commerce and industry, academia and the public sector and are committed to putting members' interests at the heart of all the organisation does.

South African Reserve Bank

The central bank of South africa that protect the value of the currency in the interest of balanced and sustainable economic growth. The bank leads in serving the economic well-being of South Africans through maintaining price and financial stability.

South African Institute of Tax Professionals 

The largest tax controlling body most preferred by tax professionals, specialise in quality member representation and boast unmatched industry tax services.

Statistics South Africa 

The national statistics agency of South Africa established under the Statistics Act ( Act No. 6 of 1999)  with the aim to produce timely, accurate and accessible official statistics.


The World Bank Group works in every major area of development, provide a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, and help coutries share and apply innovative knowlwdge and solutions to the challenges they face.

South African Department of National Treasury

The National Treasury is responsible for managing South Africa's national government finances. Supporting efficient and sustainable public financial management is fundamental to  the promotion of economic development, good governance, social progress and a rising standard of living for all South Africans.


The nations tax collecting authority. Established in terms of the South African Revenue Service Act 34 of 1997 as an autonomous agency, responsible for administering the South African tax system and customs service.

IFRS - International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) 

The IFRS Foundation is a not-for-profit, public interest organisation established to develop high-quality, understandable, enforceable and globally accepted accounting and sustainability disclosure standards—IFRS Standards—and to promote and facilitate adoption of the standards. The standards are developed by two standard-setting boards, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the newly created International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). The IASB sets IFRS Accounting Standards and the ISSB sets IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards. 

Open Access Theses and Dissertations aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes approximately 6,357,752 theses and dissertations, completely free to use.

Directory of Open Access Repository

OpenDOAR is the quality-assured, global Directory of Open Access Repositories. You can search and browse through thousands of registered repositories based on a range of features, such as location, software or type of material held.


EconStor can help you disseminate your publications in Economics and Business Studies visibly and effectively.

Business and Management Journals

Make the best use of Researched information from 700+ peer reviewed , open Access Journals .

Research Papers in Economics

Is an initiative that seeks to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related areas.


The Government Gazette of South Africa.  Quick dsearch, Hourly updates,  Free alerts.

IMF e-Library

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.

OER Commons Accounting

OER commons are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission.


Review the OpenStax textbooks and decide if they are right for your course.
Peer-reviewed, openly licensed, 100% free, and backed by additional learning resources.

World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) 

The World Banks official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.


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