EMS Autumn 2017 Graduations

Posted on June 06, 2017

The Autumn 2017 Graduation Ceremonies of UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were recently held at the Rembrandt Hall at the LC de Villiers Sports Campus.

A total of 17 doctorate degrees, 192 master’s degrees, 644 honours degrees, 19 postgraduate diplomas and 1 657 bachelor’s degrees were conferred.

The doctoral degree candidates are listed below, with the links to their theses:


Dr Elsje Greyling

The applicability of the theory of planned behaviour to choosing a career as a rural physician in South Africa

Dr Lucy Patricia Rungano Mandengenda

A critical analysis of entrepreneurship training programmes for business start-ups and growth in Zimbabwe

Dr Sara Bux

The effect of entrepreneurship education programmes on the mindset of South African youth

Dr Shane Stephen Lavagna-Slater

Investigating peer-to-peer lending as a solution to unsecured lending in an unbalanced credit market

Dr Samukelisiwe Thembisile Masekela

Drivers and hindrances of strategy execution using the balanced scorecard

Dr Chantal Breytenbach

The relationship between three constructs of spirituality and the resulting impact on positive work outcomes

Dr Hajo Mary Harriet Morallane

The relationship between personality traits and cognitive adaptability of established entrepreneurs

Dr Nasrat Shahnah Edoo Sirkissoon

Investigating the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and the success of corporate entrepreneurs in the long- term insurance industry


Dr Hunadi Mapula Nkwana

A multisectoral public policy framework for food security in South Africa

Dr Kafayat Olusola Oluyemisi Amusa

Essays on foreign aid in Sub-Saharan African countries*

Dr Simon John

Administration of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 in the North West Provincial Administration in South Africa

Dr Carolyn Chisadza

Essays on political economy in sub-Saharan Africa*


Dr Mario Alphonso Marais

Social capital in the Village Operator model for rural broadband Internet access and use

Dr Gert Antonie Petrus Drotsky

The role of the sales process at trade shows

Dr Christine Anne McGladdery

The relationship between international educational tourism and global learning in South African high school learners


Dr Kuziva Muganiwa

The determination of soybean futures prices in South Africa*

Dr Sibusiso Wellington Sabela

A three-tier approach to determine financial distress of companies listed on Johannesburg Stock Exchange

*Thesis under embargo

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