Top UP Econometrics alumnus excels at LSE
Posted on September 09, 2020
Ms Katie Kironde, who passed her BCom Econometrics and honours degrees at UP with distinction in 2014 and 2015, completed her MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) this year, graduating with merit.
Prestigious scholarship granted to Economics alumnus
Posted on September 09, 2020
Mr Pieter Scribante, a top alumnus of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ Department of Economics, has received the prestigious Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MSc degree in Political Science and Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
SA needs new path to growth post-COVID-19, says SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago at webinar celebrating bank’s partnership with UP
Posted on August 13, 2020
“South Africa’s debt situation is critical. And our rebound from lockdown is looking weak compared with other countries. As a country, we need to find a path back to fiscal sustainability and growth.”
South Africa’s economic slowdown is not cyclical – we have a massive structural problem, writes UP economics professor
Posted on July 27, 2020
A typical business cycle in economics is cyclical and looks like a sine curve: it has peaks and troughs at regular intervals, and can be likened to the seasons: after winter comes spring, then summer, autumn, and low and behold, winter again. It is predictable.
From rejection to being a UP master’s candidate, Benjamin Iyanu Oyebode’s journey is one of perseverance
Posted on July 06, 2020
When Benjamin Iyanu Oyebode initially applied at the University of Pretoria (UP) with his grade 11 results in 2013, he did not anticipate the rejection that would temporarily set him back, but perseverance and hard work resulted in him being accepted in 2015.
‘A recipe for success’ – Dean Elsabé Loots discusses 100 years of UP Economic & Management Sciences achievements
Posted on June 02, 2020
Faculty Dean Professor Elsabé Loots leads the team responsible for guiding [email protected] into a future that she sees as continuing the culture of excellence that has become synonymous with the Faculty.
A big effort to invest in education will pay off in the long term for South Africa
Posted on May 27, 2020
South Africa’s economy has consistently been a two-speed economy. It has one of the highest inequality rates in the world, characterised by gaps in opportunities for its citizens and by severe poverty lasting from one generation to the next.
Alumna profile: Dr Adél Bosch
Posted on May 25, 2020
“The PhD process gives you the confidence to take on any task, no matter how big and to persevere and get it done. It teaches you how to break largescale problems into smaller pieces. This in turn assists in making better decisions at work and provides more provoking thoughts on...
Alumnus: Dr Victor Ngobeni
Posted on May 11, 2020
Being involved in public policy and the shaping of the everyday lives of poor people, is the most rewarding aspect of his current position as Director: Water and Sanitation and COGTA (Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs), says Dr Victor Ngobeni. Along with 15 other PhD...
UP researchers find correlation between lower temperatures and spread of COVID-19
Posted on May 08, 2020
A data analysis conducted by four University of Pretoria (UP) academics has found a correlation between lower temperatures and the faster spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Alumnus: Dr Francois Stofberg
Posted on May 04, 2020
During the virtual graduation ceremony at UP on 15 April 2020, 16 doctorates were conferred by the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS). In the coming weeks, these exceptional achievers will be profiled in a Q&A series. This week the spotlight is on During the virtual graduation...
COVID-19: The way we respond to this crisis will define our economic future
Posted on April 16, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic requires unprecedented health and economic responses. The health response is an example of efficiency and speed. The economic response is lagging behind and seems uncertain. It is not for a lack of will, but a lack of ammunition. The upheaval will leave South Africa...
Congratulations to autumn 2020 EMS graduates
Posted on April 15, 2020
The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) wishes to congratulate all the graduates who received their qualifications in absentia during the recent virtual graduation ceremony presided over by UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe.
Prof Gupta joins African Economic Forum Board of Economists
Posted on April 09, 2020
The African Economic Forum (AEF) has nominated Prof Rangan Gupta from the Department of Economics to become a member of its Board of Economists for a two-year term.
Student who clinched 2019 undergraduate Budget Speech Competition prize is ‘a symbol of the high-quality graduates’ at UP
Posted on March 12, 2020
UP BCom Honours Investment Management student Matifadza Bingudza, the undergraduate winner of the 2019 Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition, is “a symbol of the high-quality graduates” that the University produces, says Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe.
UP student wins Budget Speech Competition
Posted on March 06, 2020
Matifadza Bingudza, an honours student in Investment Management at the University of Pretoria, has been crowned the winner of the undergraduate category of the annual Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition.
COMMENT: Captain Marvel can teach us a lot about women’s role in decision-making, says UP professor
Posted on December 20, 2019
Superhero movies attract increasing attention from viewers of all ages. Recent ones such as Black Panther triggered discussions on current societal challenges. The most recent example is that of Captain Marvel – the first movie of the Avengers series with a female protagonist.
Department of Economics celebrates top achievers
Posted on December 11, 2019
Top performing achievers in the field of Economics and Econometrics were honoured when the Department of Economics hosted its annual awards ceremony recently. UP alumna Dr Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, who is also the Chancellor of Nelson Mandela University and former Minister of Public Service and...
Will renewables cut electricity prices in South Africa? It’s complex
Posted on November 13, 2019
The transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energies is a global pursuit. But it’s faster and more intensive in some countries than others. Take the case of South Africa.
Commercii committee closes their term with a big bang
Posted on October 15, 2019
The 2018/19 Executive Committee (EC) of Commercii, the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ faculty house, attended the UP Student Development Awards on 7 October 2019 at the Groenkloof Campus.