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EMS spring graduation ceremony
22 September 2016

The beginning of spring marked a time of celebration when the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences held its graduation ceremony in the Rembrandt Hall at the LC de Villiers Sports Campus on 2 September 2016.

A total of 8 doctorate degrees, 42 master's degrees, 19 honours degrees, 77 bachelor degrees and 3 postgraduate diplomas were conferred on the day. 

The doctoral degree graduates are listed below:

  • Dr Norman Nhede obtained a DAdmin (Public Administration) and his thesis was titled 'The social security policy of the Government of Zimbabwe: a policy analysis overview'.
  • Dr Andrew Dittberner obtained a PhD (Financial Management Sciences) and his thesis was titled 'Fundamental momentum: a new approach to investment analysis'.
  • Dr Hanneke du Preez obtained a PhD (Taxation) and her thesis was titled 'A construction of the fundamental principles of taxation'.
  • Dr Jacobus du Preez obtained a PhD (Informatics) and his thesis was titled 'Understanding the architect in enterprise architecture: the Daedulus Instrument for architects'.
  • Dr Uapirama Kavari obtained a PhD (Entrepreneurship) and his thesis was titled 'Modelling an agricultural-entrepreneurial development resolution'.
  • Dr Elbie Louw obtained a PhD (Financial Management Sciences) and her thesis was titled 'Optimal retirement savings: a South African perspective'.
  • Dr Matshankutu Maake obtained a PhD (Public Administration) and his thesis was titled 'An analysis of Integrated Development Planning: a case study of Mopani District Municipality'.
  • Dr Nichola Nicholis obtained a PhD (Economics) and her thesis was titled 'Essays on probability perceptions, decision making and aging'.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Three of the graduates at the ceremony were EMS staff members, including Dr Nhede from the School of Public Management and Administration, Dr Du Preez from the Department of Taxation and Ms Tumi Dzivhani from the Faculty's Human Resource Office, who obtained her MCom (Industrial Psychology).

The University of Pretoria piloted livestreaming of the graduations via YouTube to enable family and friends who could not attend the event to also be a part of the students' big moment. You can view the EMS graduation below:

 

 

- Author Nonkululeko Kubeka Moyo
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