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The School of Economics is one of the largest departments in the University, offering tuition to more than 3000 undergraduate students and approximately 150 postgraduate students. The department consists of over 30 staff members who cover a broad range of disciplines in economics in their teaching and research. In addition, the School has a strong research focus and hosts several active research units.

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Unveiling the energy saving role of banking performance in Sub-Sahara Africa
07 September, 2018


Rebecca A. Klege published her first article


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Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance launched
06 July, 2018

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, has launched the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, describing it as a flagship of UCT that encourages Mandela’s values of ethical and selfless leadership.“The impact this school will make will be long-lasting and epitomises the values which Mandela stood for,” Phakeng said.

The Vice-Chancellor, who began her term of office only a few days ago, said it was also in line with her vision for the university.“The Mandela School epitomises my vision of strengthening our excellence as a university, driving transformation and ensuring a sustainable future for UCT. Through it, UCT is becoming a more African university through its contribution to excellence in leadership and excellence in Africa.”


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Advancing Africa’s inequalities agenda
18 May, 2018

UCT has launched the African Centre of Excellence for Inequalities Research (ACEIR), under the banner of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA).

“When the call for ARUA’s centres of excellence was published last year, we at UCT felt that we should use it as an opportunity to respond to our strategic plan and vision of being inclusive, engaged and African,” said Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng in her introduction to the two-day launch workshop.

This, the first such centre of excellence, seeks to consolidate and magnify the efforts of African universities as they relate to poverty and inequalities research, with a mind to informing policy and advancing civil society action.

ACEIR is one of 13 planned ARUA centres, each addressing a research theme aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


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