IBFD teaching at the University of Cape Town

June 03, 2021 8 minute read

In continuation of our long-standing cooperation with the University of Cape Town (UCT), we completed the teaching period in March 2021, which culminated in the capstone IBFD-UCT Annual Seminar. Unlike previous years, the 2021 sessions took place entirely online, and the public seminar was converted into a webinar.

This year, UCT students had the opportunity to engage with Prof. Dr Pasquale Pistone (IBFD Academic Chairman and Honorary Professor at UCT) and Prof. Dr Carlos Weffe (Senior Research Associate at IBFD). They were joined on the panel by Prof. Johann Hattingh (Associate Professor at UCT and Chief Editor of IBFD’s Bulletin for International Taxation) and Prof. Jennifer Roeleveld (Emeritus Professor at UCT) chairing the Taxpayer Rights (and Risks) webinar panel.

The Taxpayer Rights (and Risks) webinar examined both the protection of taxpayer rights in cross-border tax disputes, as well as the risks and pressures on taxpayer rights arising from the OECD Pillar One proposals. The webinar was well attended with good questions coming from the audience. 

During the public webinar, the UCT-IBFD prize for the best master’s dissertation on an international tax topic was awarded to Joshua Michael Friedman for his dissertation titled: “South Africa's Restrictions on Interest Deductions and Their Compatibility with the Non-Discrimination Provisions of the 2017 Version of the OECD Model”.