‘There is no short cut to success,’ says UP’s top economics researcher
Posted on January 20, 2022
“I just love doing research, asking questions and looking for answers. With economics not being a lab-focused discipline, I need to ensure that the research that I do adds value not only to the discipline, but also possibly to economic agents such as policy makers and investors,” says...
EXPERT OPINION: Greening South Africa’s economy is a growth path out of unemployment and poverty - and is the right thing to do
Posted on January 19, 2022
Findings from in-depth modelling exercises — undertaken in collaboration with global partners, including Cambridge Econometrics, the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) and the International Labour Organisation’s Partnership for Action on Green Economy — reveal that by...
How changes to South Africa’s value-added tax affect compliance among small firms
Posted on January 19, 2022
The South African VAT system is found to be mildly regressive, where a larger percentage of income is taken from the poor in comparison to the rich.
UP’s Department of Financial Management academics win international excellence awards from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Posted on December 21, 2021
Elize Kirsten and Dr Zack Enslin, both senior lecturers in the Department of Financial Management at the University of Pretoria (UP), received global honours at the 2021 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Excellence Awards.
UP Faculty of EMS and the Transformation Office share their curriculum transformation goals and objectives with the University community
Posted on December 20, 2021
Professor Charles Maimela, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law and Coordinator for the relaunch of University of Pretoria’s (UP) Curriculum Transformation Drive, together with the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) and the Transformation Office hosted a webinar where they...
EMS celebrates its successes
Posted on December 15, 2021
The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) at the University of Pretoria (UP) celebrated its staff and student achievements at a virtual ceremony on Monday, 13 December 2021.
EXPERT ADVICE: UP Economics prof offers budgeting tips for a financially sustainable festive season
Posted on December 14, 2021
“There are several ways to navigate the festive season and see the year out on a financially sound basis.” – UP’s Prof John Hall of the Department of Financial Management shows you how to keep your household budget shipshape.
New research: how Covid-19 has made life harder for South African women
Posted on December 13, 2021
There is no doubt that the pandemic has had a devastating impact on South Africa and its economy. During economic crises, women often pay a heavy price and Covid-19 is no exception.