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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 restrictions affected the economy.

As a sense of “normality” – and the word is used in its most diluted sense here – returned as restrictions were eased from Level 5 of the lockdown, a gradual recovery of the economy ensued.

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…

What an inspiration!

Dr. Marli Dercksen was recently honoured with a special Woman Inspiration award for her work in metabolic diseases by the Federation  of Afrikaans Cultural Societies (FAK). Lets find out more about this remarkable woman.

Tell us a bit about when you were born and where you grew up…

CFAM Porridge Project rewarded by Rotary International

Millions of South Africans suffered under the impact of the national lockdown regulations introduced because of the coronavirus pandemic. A local Potchefstroom engineering company, CFAM Technologies, which is a spin-off company of the Faculty of Engineering of the North-West University, grabbed the bull by the horns…

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.

NWU designers shine once again in major competitions

Students and graduates of the NWU’s Graphic Design subject group have again dazzled with numerous wins and nominations in the recent international Loerie Awards and national Pendoring Awards. They have also excelled in various other competitions.

Their impressive creativity and skills have shone especially bright in…

NWU researcher helps uncover new data about Earth and the Milky Way

A new study has lifted the veil on some of the mysteries of the Milky Way. It has found that the Earth is moving faster than it used to and is nearly 2 000 light-years closer to the black hole in the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy. This is according to new data, documented over a period of 15 years, by the Japanese radio astronomy project, VLBI…

Help is needed for victims

Over the past five months there have been numerous stories in the media about victims being harassed, attacked and even murdered by their intimate partners. According to Statistics SA, the incidence of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa is five times higher than the global average.

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…

NWU student featured as a Next Generation of the Brave nominee

North-West University (NWU) student Tebogo Matshehle Monogo has recently been featured as a Next Generation of the Brave nominee.

The Next Generation of the Brave is a programme that encourages and supports current and aspiring health care professionals through a mentoring programme. It also aims to show appreciation for them being…