RESEARCH

Department of Accounting & Economics

Mr Leonard Ndlovu

Acting Head of School, Head of Department and Lecturer in Accounting and Economics

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Research interest: Management Accounting, Corporate Finance, Supply Chain Management, Leadership, and Change and Strategy

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Mrs Estelle Abrahams

Lecturer in Accounting and Economics

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Research interest: Philosophies in Accounting

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Mrs J Botho Enele

Lecturer in Accounting and Economics

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Research interest: Economic Forecasting and Financial Economics

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Prof ERM Mabugu 

Professor in Accounting and Economics

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Research interest: Applied Economic Policy Modelling, Development Macroeconomics and Public Economics

Journal Publications

Mabugu, R., Tiberti, L., Maisonnave, H., and Chitiga, M., (2018) “Reforming Grants to Tackle Child Poverty: An Integrated Micro-Macro Approach”, World Development, 112(2018): 272-281.

Mabugu, R., Fofana, I., and Chitiga, M., (2015) “Pro-Poor Tax Policy Changes in South Africa: Potential and Limitations”, Journal of African Economies (2015), 24(2): 73-105, Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/jae/eju038

Mabugu, R., Maisonnave, H., Mahabir, J., and Chitiga, M., (2016) “Regional Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on the Free State Province in South Africa: A Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Assessment”, Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences, 9(2): 471-484.

Mabugu, R., Maisonnave, H., and Chitiga, M., (2016) “Analysing Job Creation Effects of Scaling Up Infrastructure Spending in South Africa”, Development Southern Africa, Taylor and Francis Publishers. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2015.1120650

Mabugu, R., and Simbanegavi, W., (2015) “Tax and Expenditure Reforms in Africa: An Overview”, Journal of African Economies (2015), 24(2): 3-15, Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/jae/eju037

Mabugu, R., and Chitiga, M., (2014) “Can Trade Liberalisation in South Africa reduce Poverty and Inequality While Boosting Economic Growth? Macro-Micro Reflections”, Development Southern Africa (2012), 31(2): 257-274, Routledge Ltd. Publishers. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2013.871197

Mabugu, R., Robichaud, V., Maisonnave, H., and Chitiga, M., (2013) “Impact of Fiscal Policy in an Intertemporal CGE Model for South Africa”, Economic Modelling (2013), 31: 775-782, Elsevier B.V. Publishers. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2013.01.019

Mabugu, R., Chitiga, M., and Fofana, I. (2012) “The Poverty Implications of High Oil Prices in South Africa”, Environment and Development Economics, 17(3): 445-462, Cambridge University Press 2012. doi: 10.1017/S1355770X1200186

Mabugu, R., Chitiga, M., John Cockburn, Bernard Decaluwé, and Ismael Fofana, (2010) “Case Study: A Gender-focused Macro-Micro Analysis of the Poverty Impacts of Trade Liberalization in South Africa” International Journal of Microsimulation (2010) 3(1), 104-108, International Microsimulation Association: ISSN 1747-5864.

Book contributions

Ramos Mabugu, Khumalo, B., and Chitiga, (2018) ‘An Assessment of the Potential Impact of the BRICS Partnership on South African Intergovernmental Relations’, Chapter 11 in Steytler, N., (ed), The BRICS Partnership: Challenges and Prospects for Multi-level Government, JUTA Books Publishers, pp 101-109

Ramos Mabugu, (2017) “The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Intergovernmental Financial Relations in South Africa”, Chapter 13 in Ecclestone, PJH., and Krever, R., (eds) , The Future of Federalism: Intergovernmental Financial Relations in an Age of Austerity,  Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd; UK. Pp314-342. February

Ramos Mabugu, Van Heerden, J., Tol, R., Gerlagh, R., Hess, S., Horridge, J.M., Mabugu, M., and de Wit, M., (2013) “Double Dividends of Additional Water Charges in South Africa”, Chapter 15 in van Beukering, PJH., Papyrakis, E., Bouma, J., and Brouwer, R., (eds) , Nature’s Wealth: The Economics of Ecosystem Services and Poverty, Cambridge University Press; UK. Pp317-334. March

Ramos Mabugu, J. Chipika, M. Chitiga, J. Oduor, J. Mverecha and J. Nyella (eds.), (2012) Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting Manual, Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI), ISBN # 978-0-7974-5246-6.

Ramos Mabugu & Margaret Chitiga & Bernard Decaluwé & Hélène Maisonnave & Véronique Robichaud & Debra Shepherd & Servaas van der Berg & Dieter von Fintel, (2012) “Child Poverty in South Africa and the Global Financial and Economic Crisis”, Chapter 6 in Mendoza, R et al (eds) Children in Crisis: Seeking Child Sensitive Policy Responses, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Publishers Limited, Hampshire, UK.

Ramos Mabugu, Margaret Chitiga and Emmanuel Ziramba (2011) “An Analysis of the Efficacy of Fuel Taxation for Pollution Control in South Africa”, Chapter 14 in Sterner, T. (ed) Fuel Taxes and the Poor: The Distributional Effects of Gasoline Taxation and Their Implications for Climate Change, Published by RFF Press in collaboration with the Environment for Development Initiative

Mabugu, R. et Chitiga, M. (2010) “La Protection du secteur textiles, et la pauvreté en Afrique du sud : une analyse en équilibre générale calculable dynamique micro-simulé”, Ch 8 dans Cockburn, J., Decaluwé, B. et Fofana, I. (eds) Liberalisation commerciale et pauvreté en Afrique, Presse de l’Universite Laval, Canada, pp259-280.

Mabugu, R. et Chitiga, M. (2010) “La libéralisation entraine-t-elle un allégment de la pauvrete? Une microsimulation en équilibre général calculable pour le Zimbabwe”, Ch 6 dans Cockburn, J., Decaluwé, B. et Fofana, I. (eds) Liberalisation commerciale et pauvreté en Afrique, Presse de l’Universite Laval, Canada, pp209-251

Ramos Mabugu, (2008) ‘Environmental Sustainability in African Countries’, Chapter 11 in Nwonwu, F. (ed), Millenium Development Goals: Achievements and Prospects of Meeting the Targets in Africa, Africa Institute of South Africa, pp 209-230

Corporate governance practices’ influence on customer loyalty in Nigeria retail banks (Authored with OO and Garg, AK) (July 2018)

Conference papers

Ramos Mabugu, Margaret Chitiga and Ismael Fofana (2018), “South Africa Milestones to Achieving SDGs on Poverty and Hunger” The International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) and the Latin American Group for Public Administration (LAGPA) Joint Conference: Globalisation, Territories and Integration, 23-26 July 2018, Lima, Peru

Ramos Mabugu, Margaret Chitiga and Ismael Fofana (2017), “Modelling strategic options for agricultural growth and rural development in South Africa”, 20th Annual GTAP Conference on Global Economic Analysis: New Challenges for Global Trade and Sustainable Development, June 2017, Indiana, USA

Ramos Mabugu, Margaret Chitiga, Ismael Fofana, Babatunde Abidoye and Vandudzayi Mbanda (2014), “Assessing the General Equilibrium Effects of Social Grants in South Africa17th Annual GTAP Conference on Global Economic Analysis: New Challenges for Global Trade and Sustainable Development, June 2014, Dakar, Senegal

Ramos Mabugu, Margaret Chitiga, Luca Tiberti, Helene Maisonnave, Stephane Hoareau, Véronique Robichaud, and Stewart Ngandu (2012), “Analysis of the Economic Impacts of the South African Child Support Grant Via a Microsimulation – CGE Model” 15th Annual GTAP Conference on Global Economic Analysis: New Challenges for Global Trade and Sustainable Development, 27 to 29 June 2012, Geneva, Switzerland

Ramos Mabugu, Margaret Chitiga, Hélène Maisonnave and Véronique Robichaud (2011) “Fiscal Imbalances in South Africa: An Intertemporal Analysis.” 14th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, GTAP Conference on Governing Global Challenges: Climate Change, Trade, Finance and Development, 16th-18th June 2011, Venice, Italy

Ramos Mabugu, Margaret Chitiga, Hélène Maisonnave and Véronique Robichaud (2011) “Realising MDGs through Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers in South Africa.” ESSA 2011 Biennial Conference, 5th-7th September 2011, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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Dr Christelle Meniago

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Economics

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Research interest: Development Economics, International Economics and Public Economics

Journal Publications

Meniago, C., & Asongu, S. A. (2018). Revisiting the finance-inequality nexus in a panel of African countries. Research in International Business and finance, 46, 399-419.

Asongu, S., & Meniago, C. (2018). Technology and persistence in global software piracy. NETNOMICS: Economic Research and Electronic Networking, 19(1-2), 43-63.

Meniago, C., & Eita, J. H. (2017). The effects of exchange rate changes on Sub Saharan Africa trade. Int. J. Sustainable Economy, 9(3), 213.

Meniago, C., Mukuddem-Petersen, J., Petersen, M. A., & Mongale, I. P. (2013). What causes household debt to increase in South Africa?. Economic Modelling, 33, 482-492.

Book contributions

Meniago, C., Mukuddem-Petersen, J., Petersen, M. A., & Mongale, I. P, Thahir, B. 2013. The Financial Crisis and Household Indebtedness in South Africa. Chapter 7: Economics of Debt. Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives; Global Economic Studies. Nova Science Publishers, New York, ISBN: 978-1-62618-792-4, 2013, 123-170.

Collins Ogutu Miruka, Janine Mukuddem Petersen, Christelle Meniago. 2013. Financial Guarantees and Other Fiscal Risks in South Africa: An Econometric Approach. Chapter 8: Economics of Debt. Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives; Global Economic Studies. Nova Science Publishers, New York, ISBN: 978-1-62618792-4, 2013, 171-196.

World Bank Group; China Development Bank. 2017. Leapfrogging: The Key to Africa’s Development? World Bank, Washington, DC

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Mr Grate N Moyo

Lecturer in Accounting and Economics

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Research interest: Financial Markets, Capital Markets, Development Finance, Alternative Investments and Wealth Management

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Dr Nkanyiso Ndlovu

Lecturer in Accounting and Economics

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Mrs Tania Pretorius

Lecturer in Accounting and Economics

Department of Management Sciences

Dr Olubunmi Obioha

Head of Department and Lecturer in Management Sciences

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Research interest: Corporate Governance, Business Law, Consumer Protection and Corporate Finance

Journal Publications

Obioha, OO (2018) Dilemma of a Borrowed Colonial System: Lesotho Law of Contract as a Fusion of Roman-Dutch Principles and English Law. Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa, 7(1):9-19. IBSS Indexed.

Obioha, OO and Garg, AK (2018) Corporate governance practices’ influence on customer loyalty in Nigeria retail banks. Acta Commercii, 18 (1) a549, July 2018. Scopus Indexed

Obioha, OO (2016) Conflict of Laws: Analysis of Rights of the Heir under Lesotho Customary Laws and Common Law Prescripts.  Caucasus Journal of Social Sciences, 9(1):135-147. IBSS Indexed.

Conference Papers

Obioha, OO (2016) “Consumer Credit Law and Debt Management in South Africa.” In Delener NJ, Fuxman L, Lu FV, and Rodrigues S (Eds) Exceeding the Vision: Innovate, Integrate and Motivate. Reading Book of 18th Annual Conference of Global Business and Technology Association held on October 16-20, 2016 in Dubai, UAE. Pp 390 – 399. ISBN: 1-932917-12-8.

Obioha, OO and Garg AK (2014) “Corporate Governance Practices and Customer Retention Nexus in Nigeria retail banking sector.” In Delener NJ, Fuxman L, Lu FV, and Rodrigues S (Eds) Managing in an Interconnected World:  Pioneering Business and Technology Excellence. Reading Book of 16th Annual Conference of Global Business and Technology Association held on July 8-12, 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Pp 422 – 429. ISBN: 1-932917-10-1.

Obioha, EE and Obioha, OO (2014) “Implementing Ethics and Prevention of Corruption at Management and Leadership Levels of Organisations.” In Delener NJ, Fuxman L, Lu FV, and Rodrigues S (Eds) Managing in an Interconnected World:  Pioneering Business and Technology Excellence. Reading Book of 16th Annual Conference of Global Business and Technology Association held on July 8-12, 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Pp 430 – 437. ISBN: 1-932917-10-1.

Obioha OO & Garg AK  (2019) “Bank External Exigencies and Customer Loyalty Nexus in Nigeria Retail Banking. ” Upcoming Paper to be presented at the 21st Annual Conference of Global Business and Technology Association on July 9-13, 2019 in Paris, France.

Obioha OO (2017) “Customer Attributes as Determinants of Customer Loyalty in Nigeria Retail Banks.” Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Social Sciences held on 23-25 August in Durban, South Africa.

Obioha OO (2016) “Consumer Credit Law and Debt Management in South Africa.” Paper presented at 18th Annual Conference of Global Business and Technology Association held on October 16-20, 2016 in Dubai, UAE.

Obioha OO and Garg AK (2014) “Corporate Governance Practices and Customer Retention Nexus in Nigeria retail banking sector.” Paper presented at 16th Annual Conference of Global Business and Technology Association held on July 8-12, 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Obioha EE and Obioha OO (2014) “Implementing Ethics and Prevention of Corruption at Management and Leadership Levels of Organisations.” Paper presented at 16th Annual Conference of Global Business and Technology Association held on July 8-12, 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan

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Dr John Byamukama

Senior Lecturer in Management Sciences

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Research interest: Innovation, Enterprise Development, Social Entrepreneurship, and Leadership and Strategy

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Dr Edward AN Dakora

Senior Lecturer in Management Sciences

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Research interest: Retailing in Emerging Markets, International Business and Entrepreneurship

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Mr Nyawo Gumede

Lecturer in Management Sciences

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Research interest: Epistemological Evolution of Public Administration and Governance & Public Policy Analysis, Local Government & Political Studies Scholarship, Restructuring of State-Owned Enterprises (SOE)s  in South Africa, Privatisation Programmes and Turnaround  Strategies for SOEs and Organizations in a Crisis, and Economic Policy Analysis & Research Methodology

Journal Publications

Mashupye H., Maserumule, R.M., Mukonza, Gumede, N., Ndou, L.  The impending collapse of the house of Mamphela Ramphela: Agang SA Journal of African Elections, Vol 14 No1 June 2015.

Gumede, N., Asmah-Andoh, K., Humayun, K. The restructuring and privatisation trajectory in South Africa; Tracing  the historical public policy origins, purpose, methods,and guidelines in the pre-1994 epoch, Journal of Governance and Regulation, Volume 5  Issue 1, 2016)

Gumede, N, and Asmah-Andoh, K., Prescription of the National Development Plan for State Owned Enterprise in South Africa: Is privatisation an Option?, JOPA, Volume 51, Number 2 June 2016

Tlhogane, E.M., Miruka, C.O., and Gumede, N. Implementing Health Care Governance Structures in a decentralised System in North West Province of South Africa. JOPA, Volume 53, Number 1 March 2018 (from PhD thesis)

Gumede, N. and Makuwira, J.,. Contemporary Issues and Challenges of Post Colonial and Post Apartheid Land Reform: Experiences of Namibia and South Africa. JOPA  Volume  53. Number 2.1. June 2018

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Ms Caroline Hoorn

Lecturer in Management Sciences

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Research interest: Career Development, Community Development, and Employee Performance and Wellbeing

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Mr Ian Marais

Lecturer in Management Sciences

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Research interest: Communication and Sociology

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Ms Gail G Motlhaudi

Lecturer in Management Sciences

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Research interest: Business Incubation, Entrepreneurship, SMMEs and Marketing

Conference papers

Motlhaudi, GG. (2018). Business Practices and Corporate Entrepreneurship As Impetuses For SME Growth. Paper presented at 22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs on October 11th – 12th, 2018, University of Hohenheim/Stuttgart Media University (Germany)

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Mrs Mushimbei Mwansa

Lecturer in Management Sciences

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Research interest: Leadership Succession Planning for Family-Owned Business Enterprises and Entrepreneurship

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Mr Isaac Patsa

Lecturer in Management Sciences

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Research interest: Strategic Marketing, Brand Management, Higher Education Marketing Research

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Mr Fattomald Rangongo

Junior Lecturer in Management Sciences

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Research interest: Entrepreneurship, Work Integrated Learning and Curriculum Development

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Dr Tshepo Tladi

Lecturer in Management Sciences

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Research interest: Relationship between Industrial Relations & Training and Development, Application of Employment Law in Employment Practices, and Monitoring and Evaluation of Municipal Programmes

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Dr S Johann H van der Spuy

Lecturer in Management Sciences

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Research interest: Business Growth and Business Incubation

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