Autumn graduation ceremony 2016 Reply

Yesterday Master’s degrees were conferred at the Autumn graduation ceremony and the School is proud of the crop of newly minted experts in their fields! Grade Hons

MCom Economics:

  • Hardus Louw: The relationship between the financial sector and economic growth in South Africa (Supervisors: Prof Blaauw & Dr Pretorius).
  • Sandra Makumbirofa: Analysing and forecasting qualified labour demand in the South African hotel accommodation sector (Supervisor: Prof Saayman).
  • Maryke van Zyl: Energy-intensive clusters in the gold mining supply chain: Implications for energy policy (Supervisors: Drs Wait & Rossouw).

MCom International Trade:

  • Johan Malan: An analysis of export and employment opportunities for the South African manufacturing industry (Supervisors: Dr Steenkamp, Prof Viviers & Dr Rossouw).

MCom in Risk Management:

  • Fortue Murambadoro: Dissecting the transmission of financial shocks to household income distribution in South Africa (Supervisors: Dr Rossouw & Prof van Heerden)
  • Margitte van den Berg: Estimating the weights assigned to determinants of emerging market sovereign ratings (Supervisor: Dr Pretorius).
  • Robert Viljoen: The reaction of South African dual-listed stock prices to international public announcements (Supervisor: Prof van Heerden).


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