Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate Research  

PhD research (current)

  • Anneri Oosthuizen. “Female Empowerment and Climate Change”  
  • Jaco Nel. “Macroeconomic effects of electric vehicle adoption in South Africa”.  
  • Nancy Mukalayi Muvumbu. “The impact of digital financial inclusion on energy and the environment”.  
  • Alanda Venter. “The effect of institutions in the energy-growth-human development nexus”.  

Completed PhD research 

  • Chris Milindi. 2022. Analysing the impact of technological progress on emissions levels: Evidence and lessons from different income-group countries.  
  • Vanessa Ndlovu. 2020. The role of renewable energy in the South African energy supply mix and economy.  
  • Jessika Bohlmann. 2020. Evaluating the impacts of energy and environmental policy on South African households.   

Masters research (current)

  • Mattheu van Aswegen. TBD  
  • Wizelle Kritzinger. TBD  
  • Fritz Shongue.  Work in Progress  

Completed masters research 

  • Anneri Oosthuizen (Graduation 2021). “The impact of policy priority flexibility on the speed of renewable energy adoption”.   
  • Ashley Gandy (Graduation 2021). “An analysis of biomass energy consumption and economic growth in leading biomass consuming countries”.   
  • Charite Leta (Graduation 2021). “Emissions and gender equality in the labour market: A panel data evidence from OECD of 57 countries”.   
  • Marco de Gouveia (Graduation 2021). “Examining the relationship between climate change-related research output and CO2 emissions”.   
  • Saida Musyoki (Graduation 2021). “Revisiting the EKC hypothesis in South Africa: Ecological footprint vs Emissions as proxy for environmental degradation”.   
  • Masedi Sesele, (Graduation 2020). “The role of non-renewable energy sources to economic output at selected South African sectors”.    
  • Alanda Venter, (Graduation 2020). “South Africa’s sectoral electricity demand forecast: Demand-Supply balance forecast”.   
  • Fatoumata Bintah, (Graduation 2020). “Energy consumption and (de)industrialization in the sub-Saharan African countries”.   
  • Tshegofatso Molefe, (Graduation 2020). “Food-Energy-Water nexus from an SDG lens: Big 5 African countries”.   


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