December Newsletter

Posted by Melt van Schoor on 2015-12-10

The Department's December 2015 newsletter reports on a number of important stories, including,

- Professor Sampie Terreblanche (pictured) was recently awarded an honourary doctorate by Stellenbosch University.  The article briefly recounts the life and contributions of this well known figure with a substantial career at the Department.

- Professor Rachel Jafta has been awarded the Chancellor’s Award in the category of Social Impact (Community Interaction) during this week’s graduation ceremony, for the important role she has played in the Cape Town Carnival and for the ongoing work of the Rachel’s Angel’s Trust.

- The Department bids farewell to Professor Ben Smit, who was also director of the Bureau for Economic Research, as he is retiring in 2015. The newsletter contains an interview with him that explores his life, career and views on the South African economy.

- The Department welcomes two new lecturers from 2016, Hylton Hollander and Bokang Mpeta.

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