Top economics students recognised

Posted by Melt van Schoor on 2014-03-18

The Department recently recognised the achievements of the best students in Economics at its annual prizegiving ceremony at Moore's End in the Dwarsrivier Valley.

Chris Hart was the top postgraduate student in 2013, and won the SA Cloete medal (best postgradute student in economics) for his achievement of an aggregate 81% for his Honours degree studies in 2013. He also received the Ibn Khaldun medal and a cash prize from Genesis Analytics (handed over by Sibonakaliso Mavuka of Genesis, pictured right).

In the undergraduate category, Lewis McLean was the winner of the SA Cloete medal (best undergraduate student,based on performance in all three years of undergraduate studies), here handed over by the Department's Head, Prof Andrie Schoombee.

Lewis also won a cash prize, book and certificate from Genesis Analytics as he is also the best third year student (aggregate mark of 80.5%) and he is currently continuing his studies in economics in the Honours degree programme at Stellenbosch.

Prizes were also awarded to the top students in first and second place in each of the three undergraduate years as well as Honours and Masters. In the picture to the right is Jurie Germishuys, best first year student and Katrien Smuts, second place winner in second year economics. Below is Albertus van Niekerk, best Master's student

 

 

The full list of winners:

Genesis Analytics prizes to the top 5 honours Economics students from 2013 that continue with Master's studies in Economics in 2014

First place: Chris Hart
Second place: Chris Garbers
Third place: Dimitar Popov and Marlies Rothkegel
Fifth place: Lerato Litsesane

Genesis Analytics prizes to the top 5 third-year Economics students from 2013 that continue with Honours studies in Economics in 2014

First place: Lewis McLean
Second place: Ingrid de Waal
Third place: Anika van der Vaart
Fourth place: Xenye Pretorius
Fifth place: Frances Rousseau

ERSA prizes and prizes from the Department of Economics to the top two Economics students in each year group (first year, second year, third year, Honours and Master's)

ECONOMICS 114/144
First place: Jurie Germishuys
Second place: Purishlin Govindasamy

ECONOMICS 214/244
First place: Zelda Olivier
Second place: Katrien Smuts

ECONOMICS 318/348       
First place: Lewis McLean
Second place: Cara de Bruyn

HONOURS
First place: Chris Hart
Second place: Chris Garbers

MASTER'S
First place: Albertus van Niekerk
Second place: Wimpie van Lill

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