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Welcome to Open Day 2016
16 April, 2016

The Faculty of Commerce welcomed thousands of prospective students and their parents to Open Day in the new Snape Building on Upper Campus, where lectures were delivered by the Dean of Commerce, Prof Ingrid Woolard and Deputy Dean, Prof Tessa Minter as well as Prof June Pym and Daniel Munene of the EDU. The Dean’s lectures can be found here

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Commerce faculty claims Keswick lucidity prize two years in a row
15 April, 2016

The Keswick Prize for Lucidity is awarded annually to a third- or fourth-year student in any technical field for the most lucid and jargon-free essay on that subject. Sir John Chippendale Lindley Keswick (who prefers to be called Sir Chips) is the sponsor of the monetary prize, which is awarded on one condition – the winner has to write Sir Chips a clear, jargon-free thank-you note.This year, the prize was shared by two students in the Faculty of Commerce, Marc Pelteret and Diederick Ferrandi.

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Balance and blend – the new dean of commerce
23 March, 2016

When Ingrid Woolard threw her hat into the ring for the position as dean of commerce towards the end of 2015, it was with some hesitancy. The selection process had already gone two rounds and there was her research to think about – a body of work that has earned her a formidable reputation in government policy circles, but also has a good measure of personal significance.

As pro vice-chancellor for poverty and inequality, Professor Murray Leibbrandt, says, she is “without a peer as a producer of survey data and a top-cited economic researcher.”

Woolard cut her teeth as a data manager on the country’s first national living standards measurement survey in 1994, which the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) produced with the World Bank at the request of the ANC.

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