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  • UP economist wins award for research on extended leader tenures in Africa

    Posted on July 16, 2021

    Congratulations to Dr Carolyn Chisadza, a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria, who has been awarded the J.J.I. Middleton Medal by the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA). This annual award is presented to a young researcher for their first article...

  • UP hosts launch of 13th World Bank South African Economic Update report

    Posted on July 13, 2021

    The World Bank launched the 13th South African Economic Update at UP’s Future Africa institute on Monday. The bi-annual report looks at, among other things, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local job market.

  • Alumna profile: Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz

    Posted on June 14, 2021

    Since completing her PhD in Economics at UP in 2011, Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz has garnered one academic distinction and award after the other. As co-chair for 2021/22 of the prestigious Global Young Academy (GYA), she is excited to promote and encourage efforts of science communication and policy...

  • Alumnus profile: Russell du Preez

    Posted on June 07, 2021

    Where there is a will, there is a way. Esteemed alumnus, Russell du Preez (52), founder and chairman of investment house RussellStone Group and owner of the popular Pretoria eatery, Varsity Bakery, clearly demonstrated this when he recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Agricultural...

  • Alumna profile: Dr Evelyn Thsehla

    Posted on May 31, 2021

    “South Africa can do more to support small businesses. As a country, we must give small businesses space to trade. We cannot complain about unemployment rates in the country whilst chasing small businesses away from economic hubs,” stresses Dr Evelyn Thsehla. Having recently obtained...

  • Alumni profile: Dr Xolani Sibande

    Posted on May 17, 2021

    Firmly believing that learning is a privilege and an opportunity to change oneself and your life, Dr Xolani Sibande has done just that to reach the pinnacle of academic and professional success. As an economist, he had made, and continues to make, a contribution to macroeconomic analysis and...

  • UP Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences confers honorary doctorate on internationally renowned economist Professor Peter Dixon

    Posted on April 26, 2021

    The University of Pretoria (UP)’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) has conferred an honorary doctorate (honoris causa) in Economics on Professor Peter Dixon during its Autumn 2021 graduation session.

  • Diabetes research leads to PhD in Economics

    Posted on April 26, 2021

    After sadly losing her aunt to diabetes, Masedikwe Evelyn Thsehla decided to research the effect of this illness on the South African economy. She was awarded her PhD in Economics for this important research on 26 April 2021.

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