Congratulations to our Budget Speech finalists

Posted by Melt van Schoor on 2009-02-04

Congratulations to Michael Els and Cathy Bashala (left), Stellenbosch University’s two top 10 postgraduate finalists in the Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition 2008 and Stephan Bernard (below), Stellenbosch University’s top 10 finalist in the undergraduate category! They will be part of a select group of students attending the Budget Speech live in Parliament on the 11th February 2009, after which the winner of the 2008 competition will be announced at a banquet later the evening.

Michael Els is currently completing a Master’s degree in Economics at Duke University in the United States while Cathy Bashala is also completing her Master’s degree in Economics at Stellenbosch University. Both Cathy and Michael were enrolled as Honours students at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Economics when they entered the competition in 2008. Stéphan Bernard is a final year B.Comm Actuarial Science student.

We wish all of our finalists best of luck with the competition and their studies.

The Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition seeks to nurture and invest in the next generation of economists, decision makers and thinkers. Generous cash prizes are awarded to the three top essays in the post-graduate and undergraduate categories. For enquiries please contact the Stellenbosch University convenor, Eldridge Moses, at [protected email address] .

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