In an effort to promote financial literacy and drive South Africa’s economic powerhouse, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in collaboration with Strate (Pty) Ltd is launching a Finance and Investment Management Olympiad (FIMO) in 2015.


The Olympiad will be open to Grade 11-12 learners in Gauteng with an interest in accountancy, business management principles, economics and finance, to better prepare them for careers in the finance field. So we’re calling on all future finance gurus to hone your skills and show us what you’re made of.


The Department of Finance and Investment Management at UJ believes that this Olympiad, which will focus on day-to-day financial problems that people have to deal with and knowledge of financial industry terminology and concepts, will significantly develop essential analytical and problem-solving skills and improve the knowledge of learners about the finance industry as a whole. This is also a great way to help the learners explore and discover career opportunities in the industry.


The 2015 FIMO will consist of two rounds. Learners will also receive learning material to prepare them for the Olympiad.


Anyone who wants learners to take part in this exciting new prospect, please contact the organisers at


Invest in yourself, think finance!


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