The first quarter of 2017 was also a big one for students in the School of Economics. The highlights include:
- Greg Foggit presented his research at the SAFA conference. Since the post in January, Greg has obtained his PhD!
- Mosima Ngwenya did us proud at the Nedbank/Old Mutual Budget Speech competition. Since then she has also been awarded an ERSA scholarship for the Master’s degree studies.
Proff Henri Bezuidenhout and Sonja Grater took the International Trade honours group to Pick ‘n Pay’s distribution centre in Modderfontein, Johannesburg. The aim was to see large-scale and sophisticated logistics and supply chain management up close. This is the biggest centre in the country and supplies to the northern provinces, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.
These two lecturers are again running their industry buddy programme this year and all three honours groups have written the Gallup Strengths Finder test and have received a coaching session on how to use those strengths.
A number of honours students working with Prof Marianne Matthee is currently busy with an AGOA project in collaboration with Prof Derik Steyn and his class at the University of Oklahoma. As part of this project Mr Ed Winant of the US State Department and the embassy in Pretoria visited the School for a guest lecture on AGOA.
This School is also proud that the first class of students in our BCom Agricultural Economics and Risk Management programme graduated this year. This proving to be a popular programme with the graduates finding work in agri-business and back on the farm!
Earlier this month Johan Kotze of FNB presented a guest lecture at Dr Johnny van der Merwe’s third year class.