Economic and Management Sciences News

Liberal energy supply approach is good for investment

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on 10 June about new rules of engagement on the energy front in South Africa is good for investment sentiment.

Prof Raymond Parsons, an economist from the Business School of the North-West University, says the more liberal approach to…

The future of the NWU Business School – Project Proton

Prof Jan van Romburgh nourished, planned and pondered over his vision for the NWU Business School for the next five years. He recently shared this vision in the form of a fresh and innovative metaphor – namely Project Proton. He invited all his colleagues, the advisory board, and other important figures from the NWU…

Cryptocurrencies: dressed for success?

The world of bitcoin appears to be here to stay, despite many forecasts that the ride is going to end at any moment. Over the weekend, Elon Musk argued that in a choice between cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies such as the dollar, euro and the yen his preference was for the former. Bitcoin, the…

Unchanged investment grade is positive

Prof Raymond Parsons, economist from the Business School of the North-West University (NWU), says the latest decision by rating agencies to leave South Africa’s investment grade and outlook unchanged are positive.

“The fact that rating agencies Standard…

South Africa needs to spend wisely now

Prof Raymond Parsons, an economist from the Business School of the North-West University (NWU), says the decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to again leave interest rates unchanged at the level it has been since July 2020 was widely expected.

“It is in line with market…

NWU celebrates Race Awareness Week

Race Awareness Week (RAW) is a week-long annual event at the North-West University (NWU), dedicated to raising awareness on the current discussions around race in South African society. The goal is to open discussions on history, current events and how we can progress in the future. This is done to create awareness on current debates around…

Don’t miss NWU webinar featuring celebrated economist, Dawie Roodt

The extremely slow pace of economic recovery since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic is clearly evident. However, even as the world is facing dramatic changes due to the pandemic, economic activities have not stopped.  

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) research focus area…

NWU, family and friends celebrate Brandon Moolman

The North-West University (NWU) Vaal Hockey Club recently hosted a small gathering for Brandon Moolman and his family and friends to celebrate his graduation.

Brandon made news headlines last year after breaking his neck in a freak accident that left him paralysed.

NWU extraordinary professor receives another award

The North-West University (NWU) is enormously proud of one of its extraordinary professors, Sam Fullerton, who recently received his 16th best paper award for his research at a top-rated marketing conference.

His most recent award was for the best paper in the Sports Marketing track…

Why big game hunting in Botswana should open again

Numerous articles have recently been published on different online news platforms regarding the reopening of big game hunting in Botswana. Most of these articles try to put hunting in a bad light, or try to show that hunting does not contribute that much to the local economy of the country or region. Prof Peet van der Merwe from the North-West…