PwC's Business School

PwCs’ Business School provides a distinctive approach to learning and development, tailored for both our clients and our people.

Open minds, change minds

PwC’s Business School grows talent by upskilling our people, clients, profession and the wider business community with the right skills and core competencies to ensure that they reach their full potential. To achieve this we provide learning solutions that are relevant in today’s business environment and are linked to business strategy and specific industry factors.

For PwC, developing people and sharing knowledge is central to how we do business. We believe it is pivotal to the achievement of growth in our firm, our clients, industries and the broader economy.

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Due to our deep experience within our industry and our knowledge of our clients and the industries in which they operate, we are subject matter experts in a variety of areas. This knowledge base is constantly growing. PwC’s Business School is therefore focused on delivering relevant learning and development solutions based on this knowledge and our practical experience.

Learning solutions


The Accounting Centre at PwC's Business School provides regular courses on the latest developments in IFRS, as well as offering client-specific training events. Our approach to training goes beyond the theoretical requirements of accounting standards and provides insight into the practical challenges of compliance, the perspectives of accounting regulators, and the views of investors.

Register: IFRS Masterclass


The Business School's Tax Centre aims to demystify the SA tax minefield. The complexity, sophistication and sheer volume of tax legislation, case law and practice has increased exponentially over the last decade or so, and most taxpayers are not even sure what they need to be aware of. We offer a series of generic public seminars on various topics, as well as bespoke client-specific training sessions.


Corporate governance

Disruptions abound in today's business world. Some stakeholders want boards to become more diverse, and increasingly vocal shareholders want to communicate differently with company directors and management. Technology is drastically altering the world of business, presenting vast new opportunities and increasingly pronounced risks. Things are changing in the corporate governance world.

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ESG Solution

Introducing the future of responsible investing: ESG! The ESG concept, which stands for Economic and Governance, Environmental, and Social factors, has taken the world by storm. Investors, regulators, and consumers are all focusing on ESG more than ever before.

Why? Because ESG can represent both risks and opportunities that will affect a company's ability to create long-term value. By considering ESG factors, investors can make informed decisions about the companies they invest in, and consumers can choose to support brands that align with their values.

Don't miss out on the ESG revolution! Embrace the power of responsible investing today and make a positive impact on the world. Join us and be a part of the change!

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VAT eLearning Programme

PwC’s Business School provides a distinctive approach to learning and development, tailored for both our clients and our people.

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Learning Outcomes:

After completing this learning module you will be able to…

Obtain a deeper level of VAT knowledge (beyond mere operational knowledge).

Register for the Basic Fundamentals of VAT Input Tax Course here

Register for the Basic Fundamentals of VAT Output Tax Course here


Customised in-house training

We design and customise training for employees at every level, from new joiners to C-suite and within a wide variety of organisations, in a number of areas, as detailed on our website. Verifiable CPD certificates can be arranged for all of these sessions.

Find out more about our customised in-house training

PwC will be hosting IFRS Winter Update & IFRS 17 Insurance Update client sessions.

IFRS Winter Update

  • Wednesday, 5 June 2024 (In-person session) - 8:30am to 1pm - R1 800 per person (excl VAT)
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2024 (Virtual session) - 8:30am to 1pm - R1 500 per person (excl VAT)
  • Wednesday, 19 June 2024 (Virtual session) - 8:30am to 1pm - R1 500 per person (excl VAT)

IFRS Winter Update Topics:

  • New standards and amendments effective for 2024 year ends
  • A glimpse into the new standard: IFRS 18 (Primary Financial Statements)
  • Foreign Currencies – Developments to be on the lookout for
  • JSE Proactive Monitoring - Practical Insights
  • IBOR (Interbank Overnight Rates) Reform
  • Latest developments in sustainability reporting locally and globally

IFRS 17 Insurance Update

  • Tuesday 11 June, 2024 (Virtual session) - 8:30am - 12:30pm - R1 500 per person (Excl VAT)

IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts ("IFRS 17") has been effective from 1 January 2023. The aim of this session is to go back-to-basics. We will share some of the practical examples learnt from the insurers who have reported on December 2023 numbers and bring some of the concepts to life with disclosure examples. The session is for all insurers but will also greatly benefit cell captive owners as insights specifically relating to cell captive reporting will be shared.

Five or more bookings qualify for a 20% discount.  If you book for both the IFRS Winter Update and the IFRS 17 Insurance Update, you qualify for an additional 10% discount.

Register for the IFRS training here

Our accreditation

PwC is an accredited learning provider through FASSET.

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PwC Business School Webshop

We are excited to bring you PwC Business School’s E-learning webshop! The webshop has a complete library of PwC e-learnings on finance and accounting amongst others from across the globe. 

Access the PwC Business School Webshop here


PwC’s Boardroom Forum

PwC’s Boardroom Forum, under the auspices of PwC’s Business School provides a platform for the leading minds in corporate governance and related fields to engage with boards to share their knowledge, experience and expertise – while stimulating discussions on new and emerging topics.

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Boardroom Forum Live talk show — streamed on Linkedin and YouTube

Boardroom Forum Live is a space where subject matter experts have short and insightful conversations that provide guidance to directors and non-executive directors. If you want to increase your knowledge on these key boardroom table topics, use the links on our playlist to access episodes that have aired since November 2022.

  • Public scheduled courses
  • Tailor-made/bespoke solutions
  • Solutions across disciplines and industries
  • A global learning framework tailored for local markets
  • High-quality technical and business skills offerings
  • Blended learning solutions
  • Online training
  • Courses recognised for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the relevant professional institutions
  • Accredited courses
  • Short interventions (hours, days)


Contact us

Taruna Naidoo

Taruna Naidoo

Chief Ethics Officer, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 5733

Alison Webber

Alison Webber

Senior Manager, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 059 7225

Qhama Nokwali

Qhama Nokwali

Associate | Business School Client Training, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4252

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