Prof. Marius van Blerck

Prof. Marius van Blerck


Prof. van Blerck lectures the following:

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BCom, CTA, Chartered Accountant (SA),  BCom Tax honours,  LLM


  • 1971 – Matriculated 1st class – Wynberg Boys High, Western Cape, South Africa
  • 1972-76 – UCT : Bachelor of Commerce and Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy
  • 1977 – Passed Chartered Accountant final qualifying examination
  • 1978-79 – Completed the two year B Com honours course in taxation at UCT
  • 1992 – Completed Masters degree in Commercial Law at UCT


  • 1976-82 – Arthur Young & Co (CA’s) – appointed tax consultant 1980
  • 1982-86 – Arthur Andersen & Co (CA’s) – appointed international tax manager 1982

(Head of tax division in Cape Town 1983; Tax partner 1983)

  • 1986 – Anglo American Corporation – Group Tax Consultant – Head of global tax /
  • 2000 – Anglo American plc group – Senior Vice President – Head of global tax
  • 2001 – Anglo American plc group – Executive Vice President – Head of global tax
  • 2001 to date – Standard Bank Group – Director: Group Tax – Head of global tax

Academic & professional activities

  • 2010 – Appointed adjunct professor by Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, USA on the IITF HDip Tax
  • External examiner for the Stellenbosch University Accounting Dept Tax Honours and Masters courses
  • Designer of the University of South Africa (Unisa) mining tax course, past external examiner for Unisa
  • Occasional lecturer at following Universities: U Johannesburg, Stellenbosch, Witwatersrand and Unisa
  • Founder and editor of the journal SA Tax Review
  • Acting chairman of tax committee of Banking Association South Africa
  • Past member of tax committees of the SA Chamber of Business, SA Chamber of Mines, and the
    SA Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Past executive member of the Cape Town Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman of the SA Fiscal Association (SAFA) Scientific Committee since 1990
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association’s Permanent Scientific Committee since 2008.
  • Past adviser to the Katz Commission on SA Taxation
  • Member of the bench of the statutory South African Tax Court since 1994
  • SA junior corporate businessman award for 1992 – Junior Afrikaans Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Director of companies within the Anglo American group
  • Regular invitee to give expert advice to SA National Treasury, Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Finance, and the SA Minerals Development Association
  • Past founder Member of the South African statutory Financial & Fiscal Commission
  • Addressed the UN Intergovernmental Forum on Resources Tax (Geneva – September 2007)
  • Official observer at the OECD Forum for Tax Administration
    Frequent speaker and lecturer on fiscal matters.

Academic writing & publishing

  • Articles published extensively in financial and academic journals
  • Author of the textbook Mining Tax in South Africa
  • Specialist in research on international tax trends
  • Past publisher of the SA Tax Review
  • Past SA correspondent for Tax Notes International published by Tax Analysts (USA)
  • Past SA correspondent for Tax Notes Service: International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation
  • Correspondent for the Bulletin of the International Fiscal Association
  • Currently working on a biography of Boer War soldier and author Deneys Reitz


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