Clockwise from top: Dr Edson Vengesai, Dr Wilfred Akinola and Dr Magret Olarewaju.

Supportive Research Community Helps PhD Graduates Succeed

PhD graduates, Dr Edson Vengesai, Dr Wilfred Akinola and Dr Magret Olarewaju, are indebted to the Macroeconomics Working Group (MWG), a body of economists comprising academic staff and post-graduate students from the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, for enhancing their doctoral journey. MWG aims to advance and develop research in the field of economists.

Master of Commerce in Economics cum laude graduate, Mr Blessing Sakupwanya.

Cum Laude pass for Zimbabwe’s Economist

Mr Blessing Sakupwanya graduated cum laude with his Master of Commerce in Economics during the UKZN Spring Graduation ceremonies. Sakupwanya, who is from Harare, Zimbabwe, is an expert in the field of economics, specifically policy development and management, development economics, insight forecast, micro and macro economic analysis, public policy analysis, investment portfolio analysis and monitoring and evaluation.

School of Accounting Economics and Finance academics (from left) Ms Hlengiwe Ndlela, Ms Shazia Essa, Ms Kerry-Lee Gurr and Ms Salma Vanker.

Masters in Accountancy Degrees for UKZN Lecturers

Teaching students to grasp how the theory they are learning in class is practically applied in the real world is a vocation that School of Accounting, Economics and Finance academics and Master in Accountancy graduates, Ms Hlengiwe Ndlela, Ms Kerry-Lee Gurr, Ms Shazia Essa and Ms Salma Vanker, remain passionate about. As a Chartered Accountant

Maritime expert, Dr Sanele Gumede, graduates with his PhD in Leadership Studies.

PhD Research Zooms in on SA’s Untapped Ocean Economy

New oceans economy growth areas are a priority for South Africa’s Operation Phakisa, which represents a new spirit of moving faster in meeting government’s targets. It is in this light that the Leadership Studies PhD study of Dr Sanele Gumede explored the untapped opportunities in the ocean economy in which South Africa can benefit. In terms