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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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Applications for Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management are now open for June 2019
18 April, 2019

Applications for Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management are now open for June 2019 Prospective students may on UCT website.

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ASSISTANT LECTURER VACANCIES
26 March, 2019


The School of Economics is seeking to appoint suitable post graduate candidates to join its academic team.


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Kasi kid’ wins Budget Speech competition
12 March, 2019

Caleb Qoyo, born in Ezibeleni township in Queenstown, in the Eastern Cape, has beaten both the odds and the competition to emerge as one of the brightest young economic thinkers in South Africa.

The 23-year-old economics student from the University of Cape Town (UCT) recently won the undergraduate section of the 2019 Nedbank/Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition.

Annually, Nedbank and Old Mutual invite young South Africans to share their insights on how to transform the economy. Essays were submitted in 2018 and the winners of the two sections – undergraduate and postgraduate – were named at a recent gala dinner.


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