On 20 October 2020, Mrs Palframan (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Business Management at Nelson Mandela University) was hosted by Cover Magazine for a short interview regarding professionalism in the financial planning industry and the role of formal qualifications.


Mrs Palframan discussed the undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications that are offered by the Nelson Mandela University in the field of financial planning and described how having a dedicated tertiary qualification gives one a strong introduction to the financial planning industry. Having helped establish the first financial planning undergraduate tertiary qualification in South Africa, Mrs Palframan also mentioned that apart from young students, the postgraduate qualification in particular attracts individuals of all ages that are interested in improving their financial planning skills and knowledge. These individuals often also include more seasoned individuals looking to upskill themselves. The Nelson Mandela University financial planning qualifications enable graduates to apply for the prestigious Certified Financial Planner® professional designation. Link to the interview:



In addition to the interview, Mrs Palframan hosted a virtual stall at the Financial Planning Institute (FPI) virtual convention on 27th and 28th October 2020. The convention allowed prospective students and industry professionals to liaise directly with lecturers from the Department of Business Management regarding the financial planning courses on offer and the field of financial planning in general.

Contact information
Dr Jackie Palframan
Senior Lecturer in Business Management
Tel: 041 504 2577