Research has shown that stock market investors who trade frequently do so at their peril because trading frequently reduces returns. Due to the transactions costs involved, buying and selling shares costs money and the more you trade, the worse your returns. Curbing trading frequency should be a priority for investors and policy makers, but clear research on who trades frequently is needed.
Associate Professor Jimmy Winfield, an accounting scholar at UCT, runs a course called Business Ethics which aims to open his students’ minds a little, he says. Winfield, who is one of six UCT academics to win a Distinguished Teacher Award for 2016, spoke to Yusuf Omar from UCT’s newsroom about his teaching techniques.
Associate Professor Jimmy Winfield, from the College of Accounting, has been awarded a Distinguished Teachers Award for 2016.
Jimmy is an exceptional, thoughtful and reflective teacher. He was instrumental in designing and developing the business ethics course, which is now a core course for all undergraduate degrees in the Commerce Faculty.
Professor Leon Kritzinger, a past Head of the Department of Accounting and a previous Dean of the Faculty of Commerce at UCT, sadly passed away on Monday, 12 December 2016. He leaves his wife, Pat, four children and several grandchildren to whom we extend our heartfelt condolences.
The University of Cape Town has made a significant contribution to building skills in the public sector with its historic first class of 29 Postgraduate Diploma in Public Sector Accounting students who graduated in the Jameson Hall this week.
When Sibusiso Pinky Sibindi was still in Grade 11, she participated in the making of a Dutch documentary about five South African children. The film was called Leaving Mandela Park and looked at how music and dance could help them to overcome their circumstances.
Despite living through many hardships while growing up in Limpopo, including being orphaned at seven and losing her only sister in her final year of study, Rosy Mudzanani completed her BCom degree in economics and finance at UCT at the end of 2015.
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
He is a recipient of a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship because of his impressive academic record and leadership skills. Yet, Sakhe Mkosi aims to use this opportunity as a platform for further activism to promote decolonisation and transformation at the world-renowned University of Oxford.
Professor Woolard currently teaches in the School of Economics and is a Research Associate of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) and a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labour in Bonn. She is highly acclaimed in her areas of research interest, which include labour markets, social protection, tax policy and the measurement of poverty and inequality.