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Current graduate students


Margreet Visser 

  • Thesis title: Squeezed, peeled or jammed? The interaction between producer and labour agency in the global fresh fruit value chain: a case study of apple farming in Grabouw

Betty Ananeh-Frempong

  • Thesis title: Innovation in West African firms

Sisa Jobo 

  • Thesis title: Essays on Institutions

Valerio Venturi 

  • Thesis title: An Economic History of Mozambique from the mid-nineteenth century to the present: Institutions, Infrastructures and Economic Change Under Colonial, Socialist and Market-Driven Imperatives.




Seamus Hennessy

  • Thesis title: Cryptonetworks: The Incentive-based Economics of Blockchain

Lesego Moshikaro 

  • Thesis title: Benchmarking and productivity analysis in South Africa’s automotive industry

Thabo Scott

  • Thesis title: Keeping up with the Khumalo’s: Analysis of the Indebted African Middle Class in South Africa 2008-2017

Belynda Petrie

  • Thesis title: Toward cooperative governance of resource security – is Africa getting in its own way?

Sean Mercer

  • Thesis title: Making manufacturing work: An investigation of employment outcomes in South African manufacturing

Tobias Ritter 

  • Thesis title: Lowering market entry barriers through electric vehicles – a possible manufacturing case for motorcycles in developing countries

Ruth Gorven 

  • Thesis title: Agro-processing and regional integration

Willard Mapulanga 

  • Thesis title: The agro-food processing industry and its potential for industrialization in Zambia

Joshua Gordon 

  • Thesis title: The auto sector and regional integration

Lucian Ouma 

  • Thesis title: Regional integration in the EAC

Guy Bowden 

  • Thesis title: Kaizen in SA automotive component  firms