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Economics centenary
Start: 09/10/2020, 13:30
End: 09/10/2020, 16:00 - -
Location: Online / Aanlyn
​​​The Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University invites you to an online celebration to commemorate the Department’s centenary.

The online event, scheduled for 9 October from 13:30 to 16:00, will include a panel discussion with South Africa’s Minister of Finance (and Honorary Professor), Mr Tito Mboweni, about the future of the South African economy. The event will conclude with a talk by 2019 Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee, Professor of Economics at MIT, on ‘Good Economics in Hard Times’.

The event is free but requires pre-registration.


13:30  Welcoming (Prof Stan du Plessis); The Department: Past and present (Prof Andrie Schoombee); The Department: The future (Prof Ada Jansen)

14:00-15:00  The South African economy (Mr Tito Mboweni, Prof Rachel Jafta, Prof Haroon Borat, Mr Sizwe Nxedlana, with Prof Nicola Theron as moderator)

15:00-16:00  Good Economics for hard times (Prof Abhijit Banerjee)​

  • The Stellenbosch University Department of Economics is one of the oldest on the African continent. Visit the Department's centenary website at for more information about its policy-relevant research and future plans.​

  • To register for the webinar, click here.