Economic and Management Sciences News

The economy, inflation and where to invest

Prof Dawie Roodt from the North-West University’s (NWU) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences recently hosted a webinar titled “Budget Speech 2021: The effect on wealth and investment”. Prof Roodt who is also a renowned economist, discussed a number of issues during the session, including local and international economies, inflation and…

Unchanged interest rates are in line with expectations

“The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to again leave interest rates unchanged was widely anticipated and in line with market expectations.” Prof Raymond Parsons from the North-West University (NWU) Business School says that whereas, in the past few months, the MPC voted 3 to 2 in favour of…

NWU rewards exceptional lecturers

​The North-West University (NWU) celebrated the torchbearers of its teaching excellence during a virtual event. The best-of-the-best lecturers of 2020 were acknowledged for their work in taking teaching and learning to higher levels during the annual Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) ceremony, which was streamed online on 25 March. The NWU is…

New members of NWU Business School advisory board

It is a great honour to congratulate the following individuals on their recent election as members of the advisory board of the North-West University (NWU) Business School.

Jeremy Sampson is currently the managing director of Brand Finance Africa, the London-based global group with…

NWU-WTO Chairs Programme explores Africa’s trade potential

Ever since the World Trade Organisation Chairs Programme (WCP) was launched at the North-West University (NWU) some years ago within the TRADE research focus area, Africa has remained a key focus area for the WCP’s research and outreach activities. Although Africa is known to have the potential to become an economic powerhouse and trading hub,…

“Jaws” and tourism

It was 1975 and the concept of the “blockbuster film” was in its infancy. A young director named Steven Spielberg adapted Peter Benchley’s harrowing novel Jaws into the first bona fide summer spectacular that changed the face of modern cinema forever. What was once revered was now hated and feared. Sharks: big fish with large teeth that are…

Budget speech 2021: the effect on wealth and investment

On 23 March Prof Dawie Roodt from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences will host a webinar titled “Budget Speech 2021: The effect on wealth and investment”.

Prof Roodt, who is also a renowned economist, will discuss a number of issues during…

South Africa must move its economy into sustainable job-rich growth territory

Prof Raymond Parsons from the Business School of the North-West University (NWU) says South Africa must urgently capitalise on the economic “rebound” this year to move its economy into more sustainable job-rich growth territory in the period ahead.

“The widely expected official…

NWU Business School facilitates contemporary topics to help shape executive minds in Africa

The first Think Tank of 2021 of the Business School at the North-West University (NWU) took place on 18 February 2021. Fifty-six participants attended, and two speakers presented their perspectives on the topic of Political stability and democracy in Africa – opportunities and threats for business enterprises.

NWU Business School to host discussion on political stability and democracy in Africa

The North-West University (NWU) Business School will be hosting a virtual Think Tank discussion on the topic “Political stability and democracy in Africa – Opportunities and threats for business enterprises” on 18 February 2021.

Prof Avitus Agbor from the NWU’s Faculty of Law and…