Vacancy: JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW (3-Year Fixed Term Contract)
Policy Research in International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM), a research and policy unit located within the School of Economics in the Faculty of Commerce, is seeking to appoint a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) for a three-year contract position starting as soon as possible.
Every year, the UCT’s Council awards UCT Fellowships, which recognise members of permanent academic staff for original and distinguished academic work that merits special recognition. Congratulations to Dr Haroon Bhorat, Professor of Economics and Director of the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) for being awarded a UCT Fellowship in 2020.
Decades of work and hard-won gains into achieving gender equality in the labour market in South Africa could be derailed by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is according to a research paper by the Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) in the School of Economics.
For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, surviving the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown has taken grit and determination. For Tiang Moabelo, a BCom Accounting student and founder of the start-up LoadALot, the past seven months have been a “redefining moment”.
It’s all systems go as UCT’s three regional Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition winners gear up for the national final later this month. And Ndabenhle Ntshangase – a final-year BCom Economics student and the co-founder of the student-centred travel business AirStudent – is polishing his pitching skills in preparation for the big day.