Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

Roland Goldberg

I consider myself to be an expert in the field of Consumer Behaviour. I have obtained my B.Com Degree in Chartered Marketing; B.Com (Hons) in Marketing Management and Entrepreneurship; M.Com in Marketing Management (Focussed on Consumer Behaviour); and my Ph.D in Marketing Management. In addition to my academic qualifications, I have extensive experience in the corporate sector at the management level. I was the National Marketing and Sales Manager for a prestigious fashion house in South Africa prior to commencing my Doctoral studies.

Tafadzwa Matiza

I am one of the first African researchers to explore Nation Branding (NB) in tourism. Nation branding [also referred to as place branding] is a niche multi-disciplinary field of study within conventional marketing management. It involves the evaluation and management, thereafter of the image, perception and positioning [awareness and reputation] of a country/place in the minds of multiple stakeholders, including tourists.

Sune Ferreira-Schenk

I believe that as researchers we are positioned to provide practitioners with enhanced tools to overcome any challenges currently faced in these industries. My research focuses on how theory can be used in practice and help practitioners in the financial sector to understand the behaviour of financial market participants and their risk profiles. With this research and my researcher partners have been collaborating with a private investment firm in South Africa to help perfect their investment client profile.

Precious Mncayi

I am a distinguished young female academic with a passion for quantitative analysis of socio-economic issues. I am energetic, persistent, self-motivated, dynamic and hard working. I have more than six years’ experience in the teaching of several modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level including Introductory macro- and microeconomics, Monetary Economics at third-year level and Monetary and Fiscal Policy at honours level.

Marius W Stander

Marius Stander is a lecturer, researcher, and management consultant specialising in assessing and optimising talented people and teams. He is an NRF-rated researcher (C2). He has been lecturing Industrial Psychology on a postgraduate level at the Potchefstroom University for CHE, North-West University (Potchefstroom & Vaal Triangle campus) as well the University of Johannesburg (4 years - previously RAU) and the University of Namibia (3 years).

Henri Bezuidenhout

Henri Bezuidenhout is an associate professor in the School of Economics at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). He has several publications to his credit in the area of international factor flows, and his research mainly focuses on foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa.


Beitske Maria van der Niet

I am a lecturer in Accounting. I have been at the school of Accounting for 8 years. I have lectured in Accounting for 1st years all modules CA and Non CA modules, and second year modules CA and Non CA modules, and have lectured 3rd years in the Non CA stream -  Financial Accounting and have also lectured Honours -  Financial Accounting students.