Economic and Management Sciences News

Accounting Sciences flies the NWU flag high

When it comes to academic excellence, the North-West University (NWU) prides itself on being the best.

The School of Accounting Sciences recently added another feather to the university’s cap when the school walked away with four awards during the international Chartered Institute of…

South Africa post-2020: Covid-19 and the economy (part 2)

It was not the aftermath of the storm. Indeed, the rain was still pelting down, but South Africa’s economic ship needed to be steered towards lost prosperity. In this, the second part of a series of articles, Professor Raymond Parsons from the Business School at the North-West University (NWU), looks at how the easing of the lockdown…

South Africa post-2020: Covid-19 and the economy (part 1)

The year 2020 will be remembered as one of unprecedented uncertainty, and 2021 looks set to not buck its predecessor’s trend. Prof Raymond Parsons from the Business School at the North-West University (NWU) looks ahead at what the new year will hold for the South African economy and consumers alike. This is the first part of a series of…

Prof Jan Van Romburgh is ready to serve

With over 16 years of service at the North-West University (NWU), Prof Jan van Romburgh has been appointed as the chief director of the North-West University Business School.

Prof Jan’s appointment is effective from 1 January 2021.  In his new role he is expected to harness the…

NWU Business School examines North West province’s response to Covid-19 crisis

 

On 24 November 2020 the North-West University (NWU) Business School hosted a webinar exploring how institutions in the North West Province – including provincial government departments and the NWU – responded to the Covid-19 crisis.

South Africa 2024 – a scenario perspective

The North-West University (NWU) Business School recently presented a Think Tank on the topic South Africa 2024 – a scenario perspective. Dr Frans Cronje, CEO of the Institute of Race Relations, and Dr Oscar van Heerden, Director Operations at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflections, made presentations. This particular Think Tank…

Ratings downgrades highlight need to change economic narrative

The latest decisions by both Fitch and Moody’s to cut South Africa’s investment grade rating further into junk status are not good news for the South Africa economy.

Prof Raymond Parsons, economist at the North-West University (NWU) Business School, says it again highlights the urgent need for South Africa to change its economic…

Interest rates left unchanged as expected

Prof Raymond Parsons, economist at the North-West University (NWU) Business School, says the latest decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to again leave interest rates unchanged was widely expected, given the economic model on which the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is operating.

“Once again the…

Long and lean road to reviving South African Airways

lign="center">The North-West University’s Ofentse Mokwena, a transport economist, takes a look at South African Airways’ dire financial and management situation. He also elucidates on some possible solutions.

South African Airways (SAA) had hidden vulnerabilities while it was in Transnet Ltd up to the mid-2000s. But leading up to that, it…

US President-elect Joe Biden – possible economic implications for SA and the world

“The election of Joe Biden as United States (US) president-elect could eventually create an opportunity for South Africa to buttress its economic narrative with the US from both a trade and an investment point of view.”

This is according to Prof Raymond Parsons, economist at the North-West University (NWU) Business School.