Graduate School of Economic & Management Sciences
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Current PhDs

​2014 Cohort​​​​​

Nwabisa Makaluza
Home Country: South Africa
Project Title: INDIVIDUAL AND HOUSEHOLD RESPONSES TO HIGH SOUTH AFRICAN UNEMPLOYMENT: A MICRO-ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS
Department: Economics

Hlokoma Manqalaza
Home Country: South Africa
Project Title: THE SUSTAINABILITY OF ORGANISATIONAL PROXIMITY IN THE CONTEXT OF RURAL SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION IN SOUTH AFRICA: THE CASE STUDY OF MARLOW AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Department: School of Public Leadership

​​2015 Cohort​​​​​

Nicola Van der Westhuizen
Home Country: RSA
Project Title: Antecedents of variance in job performance amongst public school teachers in South Africa: an exploratory study.
Department: Industrial Psychology

Izel Vortser
Home Country: RSA
Project Title: The use of structural elements in music to evoke emotional responses towards advertisements.
Department: Business Management

Wihan Lategan
Home Country: RSA
Project Title: Towards a model of status consumption among black middle class South Africans. 
Department: Business Management

Ben Higgins
Home Country: UK
Project Title: Towards Sustainable Urban Futures: The Potential of Foresight in Governance to Improve Sustainable Urban Development Outcomes in South Africa.
Department: School for Public Leadership

Kholekile Malindi
Home Country: RSA
Project Title: Labour market productivity and inequality of labour market outcomes in developing country: the South African case.
Department: Economics

​2016 Cohort​​​​​

Martina Mchenga
Home Country: Malawi
Project Title: Vulnerable Households and Health: Evidence from surverys in Malawi and South Africa 
Department: Economics

Chengetai Dare
Home Country: Zimbabwe
Project Title: Tax revenue mobilisation: Improving personal income tax compliance in South Africa
Department: Economics

Noe Careme Fouotsa Manfouo
Home Country: Cameroon
Project Title: A combined Hydroeconomics and Game theory approach to support optimal water allocation in the Lake Chad Basin
Department: Logistics (Operations Research)

Jacques Pienaar
Home Country: RSA
Project Title: The development of a generic South African graduate competency model: Future strategic leaders 
Department: Industrial Psychology

Tawanda Chingoza
Home Country: Zimbabwe
Project Title: Applying machine learning on remotely sensed and GIS data to analyse socio-economic change in SSA
Department: Economics

Ines Tiekwe Mbonda
Home Country: Cameroon
Project Title: A Quantitative Analysis of Investor Over-reaction and Under-reaction in the South Africa Equity Market: A Mathematical Statistical Approach
Department: Statistics and Actuarial Science

Calumet Links
Home Country: RSA
Project Title: Manifest Destiny: Did the Advancement of the Cape colonial frontier stunt long term economic growth?
Department: Economics

Benjamin Batinge
Home Country: Ghana
Project Title: Expediting Transitions in Unmet Electricity Markets: The case of Leapfrogging Renewable Energy in Africa
Department: School of Public Leadership

Farai Nyika
Home Country: Zimbabwe
Project Title: The economic consequences of voter disenfranchisement in the Cape Colony 1887-1910
Department: Economics

Jude Mugarura
Home Country: Uganda
Project Title: PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PPPS) IN ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN UGANDA
Department: School of Public Leadership

2017 Cohort​​​​​

Hassan Kimbugwe
Home Country: Malawi
Project Title: HEALTH EXPENDITURES AND OUTCOMES IN UGANDA
Department: Economics

Paul Wabiga
Home Country: Malawi
Project Title: Foreign Direct investment Exportation and employment generation - Firm level analysis
Department: Economics

Heinrich Nel
Home Country: Malawi
Project Title: QUANTIFYING LIFECYCLE MOBILITY: EVIDENCE FROM THE CAPE PANEL
Department: Economics

Helvi Petrus
Home Country: Malawi
Project Title: FUNDING FOR ROADS IN NAMIBIA: OPTIMAL USER CHARGES AND COST RECOVERY
Department: Economics

Neema Towo
Home Country: Malawi
Project Title: The impact of training on productivity: The macro-micro analysis
Department: Economics

Thabang Molise
Home Country: Malawi
Project Title: Essays on macroprudential policies and financial stability in Emerging Market Economies
Department: Economics

Rossouw van Jaarsveld
Home Country: Malawi
Project Title: The application of statistical learning and machine learning in anti-competitive analysis
Department: Economics

Leon Matsuro
Home Country: Malawi
Project Title: Firm and worker dynamics in an uncertain economic environment
Department: Economics

Joel Gondwe
Home Country: Malawi
Project Title: Considering the Impact of Composition and Contextual Effects on Learner Outcomes
Department: Economics


2018 Cohort​​​​​

Angela Lee Marsburg
Home Country: RSA
Project Title: Pending until​ proposal approval 
Department: Industrial Psychology

Valerie Tapela
Home Country: Malawi
Project Title: Pending until​ proposal approval 
Department: USB

Flora Hofmann
Home Country: Germany
Project Title: Pending until​ proposal approval 
Department: Logistics (Operations Reserach)

Jeannie de Villiers-Strijdom
Home Country: Malawi
Project Title: Pending until​ proposal approval 
Department: Business Management