Awards

Monash Prizewinners 2010

The Department of Economics at Monash South Africa held its 2011 ERSA sponsored prize function on Wednesday afternoon 1 June in HotSpot, a popular venue on campus. The guests were treated on soup, stirfry, bunny chow, pies and some sweets – exactly what we needed on the chilly winter's day. Among the guests were prof Steve Koch (academic board member of ERSA), dr Ise Niemann-Struweg (Head of School), Economics lecturing staff, prize winners and partners, best performing students of 2011 and representatives of student organizations.

The prize winners were:

Best first year Economics student in 2010: Maureen Munene

Second best first year Economics student in 2010: Rotendo Usayi

Best 2nd year Economics student in 2010: Shaireen Dhanji

Second best 2nd year Economics student in 2010: Kingsley Kipury

Best 3rd year Economics student in 2010: Justin Fisher

Second best 3rd year Economics student in 2010: Kevin Brown

In the photo from left to right are:  Back: dr Joel Hinaunye Eita (Snr lecturer Economics), prof Steve Koch (ERSA), Kevin Brown, Justin Fisher  Front: Rotendo Usayi, Anmar Pretorius (lecturer Economics), Shaireen Dhanji  Absent (currently on exchange, studying on the Malaysian campus): Maureen Munene, Kingsley Kipury
In the photo from left to right are: Back: dr Joel Hinaunye Eita (Snr lecturer Economics), prof Steve Koch (ERSA), Kevin Brown, Justin Fisher Front: Rotendo Usayi, Anmar Pretorius (lecturer Economics), Shaireen Dhanji Absent (currently on exchange, studying on the Malaysian campus): Maureen Munene, Kingsley Kipury

WITS Prizewinners 2010

Back row, 2nd from left - Steven Hurwitz Front row, far left - Tasha Naughtin F/R 2nd from left - Zaakhir Asmal F/R 3rd from left - Michael Nicolaou F/R centre - Shaheen Seedat F/R far right - Adrian Jardine F/R 3rd from right - Margaux Giannaros
Back row, 2nd from left - Steven Hurwitz Front row, far left - Tasha Naughtin F/R 2nd from left - Zaakhir Asmal F/R 3rd from left - Michael Nicolaou F/R centre - Shaheen Seedat F/R far right - Adrian Jardine F/R 3rd from right - Margaux Giannaros

UCT Prizewinners 2010

Zoe van der Hoven, Caitlin Miles, myself - Yoemna (ERSA), Duncan Leslie, Alex Avnit, Martin Wittenberg, Shezaad Sunderji
Zoe van der Hoven, Caitlin Miles, myself - Yoemna (ERSA), Duncan Leslie, Alex Avnit, Martin Wittenberg, Shezaad Sunderji

North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus Prizewinners 2010

The School of Economics at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University recently celebrated the academic achievements of students in Economics, Risk Management and International Trade. The so-called academic Oscars are awarded as part of the School's robe week during which lecturers teach in their academic robes and guest speakers are invited to tell students more about job opportunities in different industries. As part of the function the ERSA awards for achievers in Economics were also presented.

School of Economics celebrates achievers
School of Economics celebrates achievers

WITS Prizewinners 2009

The School of Economic and Business Sciences' Prize Giving breakfast was held on Thursday 21 May in the Bozzoli Hall, East Campus. Two hundred and twenty donor representatives, members of staff, prize winners and their guests attended the function. The guest speaker, Mr Russell Loubser, CEO of the JSE Ltd, spoke about the global financial crisis and its impact on South Africa. The Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) prizes were handed to the prize winners by Professor Katherine Munro, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management. The School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, wishes to express its gratitude to ERSA for its sponsorship of prizes for the top two students in each year of study of Economics.

Back row – left to right: Samuel Watson, Ivor Abramowitz, Adam Lowe, Craig Wallington, Shaheen Seedat | Front row – left to right: Samantha Drury, Martha Wolny, Tshepiso Maohloli, Shannon Ward | Absent: Jonathan Friedland
Back row – left to right: Samuel Watson, Ivor Abramowitz, Adam Lowe, Craig Wallington, Shaheen Seedat | Front row – left to right: Samantha Drury, Martha Wolny, Tshepiso Maohloli, Shannon Ward | Absent: Jonathan Friedland

Monash Prizewinners 2008

The Department of Economics at Monash South Africa held its first ERSA sponsored prize function on Wednesday 21 October in Hot Spot a popular venue on the campus. Monash only introduced an Economics major in 2007 and the first group of third years will graduate at the end of 2009. So the honorary guests at the function included the best performing 1st and 2nd year Economics students of 2008, the first group of 3rd year Monash Economics students and all the other dignitaries on campus.

The prize winners were:

Best first year Economics student in 2008: Musondo Chisanga

Second best first year Economics student in 2008: Koketso Moseki

Best first 2nd year Economics student in 2008: Owen Walmsley

Second best 2nd year Economics student in 2008: Vivian Mtatifikolo.

2008 prize winners that major in Economics. From left to right Koketso, Vivian, Owen. (Musondo is majoring in Accounting)
2008 prize winners that major in Economics. From left to right Koketso, Vivian, Owen. (Musondo is majoring in Accounting)
Koketso Moseki, Joel Hinaunya Eita and Maylene Damoense
Koketso Moseki, Joel Hinaunya Eita and Maylene Damoense
Maylene Damoense, Musondo Chisanga and Joel Hinaunya Eita
Maylene Damoense, Musondo Chisanga and Joel Hinaunya Eita
Vivian Mtatifikolo, Maylene Damoense and Joel Hinaunya Eita
Vivian Mtatifikolo, Maylene Damoense and Joel Hinaunya Eita
Maylene Damoense, Owen Walmsley and Joel Hinaunya Eita
Maylene Damoense, Owen Walmsley and Joel Hinaunya Eita

WITS Prizewinners 2008

Prize Giving was held on 16 May 2008 at the Wits Club. It took the form of a breakfast. There were 160 guests - donors, prize winners with their guests and members of staff. The guest speaker was Dr Iraj Abedian of Pan-African Capital Holdings (Pty) Ltd. Dr Abedian handed out the ERSA prizes on ERSA's behalf. Our head of school, Professor Anthony Lumby, made special mention of the ERSA prizes, noting that it was the first time that they were being awarded and expressing his gratitude to ERSA for making it possible to recognize the achievements of the top two economics students in each year of study. Michele Maraschin and Christopher Redl are associate lecturers in the School of Economic and Business Sciences whilst studying for a Masters in Economics.

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