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Lifetime achievement award for Org Psych Prof
01 December, 2016

A lifetime achievement award has been given to Prof Joha Louw-Potgieter in Management Studies for her lasting legacy to the field of organisational psychology.

This is the speech from Prof Theo Veldsman, Head of the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management at the University of Johannesburg.

"It is indeed a great privilege to introduce Prof Joha Louw-Potgieter as one of recipients of our Life Long Achievement Awards tonight.... As you know this Award is given to persons who have made a real difference over their academic career, and consequently have left the world a better place through their legacy.

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Mobile bullying thrust into the spotlight by deputy dean
30 November, 2016

NRF-rated researcher and Deputy Dean Professor Michael Kyobe of the Department of Information Systems in Commerce has won a highly-prized R1,6 m grant for research into mobile bullying in high schools.

Making the announcement, Prof Ingrid Woolard said: “This is really fantastic news for the Faculty. Congratulations! Very well deserved. I know how much work goes into these funding applications – well done! Good luck with the research – we look forward to seeing the outputs on this fascinating topic.”
The topic is: “Investigating the nature and factors influencing Mobile bully-victim behaviour in South African High Schools”.

Prof Kyobe said in his proposal to the NRF: “The present study is a continuation of the research we have conducted on Mobile bullying since 2013. It aims to understand the specific differences in behavior and risk profiles of mobile bully-victims in South African High schools. Bully-victims have both characteristics of a bully and victim. They are more difficult to recognize and manage especially in a mobile technology environment.

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Southern African tourism: the 'multiplier' effect
29 November, 2016

For every night that a tourist stays over at a high-end game lodge in a remote part of southern Africa, 14 people in the surrounding community benefit indirectly from the income generated by the services offered by the industry. As lodge staff send their remittances back home, the money circulates within these rural communities, helping to grow the local economy.

This is the finding of Dr Sue Snyman, a tourism analyst and economist associated with UCT’s Environmental Policy Research Unit (EPRU), in the Faculty of Commerce. “This is the multiplier effect of tourism in remote regions of the subcontinent,” explains Snyman, who has published several papers in the past year on the basis of the findings of her 2013 doctoral thesis.

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