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  1. Analysis of the Corporate Social Investment motives and benefits behind the sponsors’ involvement with Parkrun South Africa
    Fordyce, Jonathan, 2017, Rhodes University
    This study is a qualitative investigation into the area of Corporate Social Investment (CSI) of non-profit organisations (NPOs). The focus of the study is on the non-profit organisation Parkrun South Africa (Parkrun SA) and its three major sponsors, namely Blue Label Telecoms, Discovery Vitality and ...
  2. Bayesian logistic regression models for credit scoring
    Webster, Gregg, 2011, Rhodes University
    The Bayesian approach to logistic regression modelling for credit scoring is useful when there are data quantity issues. Data quantity issues might occur when a bank is opening in a new location or there is change in the scoring procedure. Making use of prior information (available from the coeffici ...
  3. Cointegration in equity markets: a comparison between South African and major developed and emerging markets
    Petrov, Pavel, 2011, Rhodes University
    Cointegration has important implications for portfolio diversification. One of these is that in order to spread risk it is advisable to invest in markets that are not cointegrated. Over the last several decades communication technology has made the world a smaller place and hence cointegration in eq ...
  4. An analysis of alternative objective measures of economic performance and social development.
    Hlanti, Msawenkosi Madoda, 2014, Rhodes University
    The measurement of economic performance and social development has become increasingly important as societies have evolved and become more complex. At present nations do not only seek to improve economic performance but are also compelled to improve social development through improvements in sociall ...
  5. Analysis of volatility spillover effects between the South African, regional and world equity markets
    Mumba, Mabvuto, 2011, Rhodes University
    The current study examines the extent and magnitude by which global and regional shocks are transmitted to the volatility of returns in the stock markets of South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Botswana, Mauritius and Egypt. This is done so as to make inferences on the level of the domestic market‟s integr ...
  6. Financial system development and economic growth in selected African countries: evidence from a panel cointegration analysis
    Starkey, Randall Ashley, 2011, Rhodes University
    Financial systems (i.e. banking systems and stock markets) can influence economic growth by performing the five key financial functions, namely: mobilising savings, allocating capital, easing of exchange, monitoring and exerting corporate governance, as well as ameliorating risk. The level of develo ...
  7. Inflation threshold and nonlinearity: implications for inflation targeting in South Africa
    Morar, Derwina, 2011, Rhodes University
    Following many other central banks around the world, the South African Reserve Bank has adopted inflation targeting as its monetary policy framework. The aim of this is to achieve low levels of inflation in order to attain price stability thereby promoting growth. In South Africa, the chosen band to ...
  8. The relationship between financial development and manufacturing sector growth: evidence from Southern African Customs Union countries
    Moshabesha, Mosili, 2011, Rhodes University
    Extensive research has been done on the relationship between financial development (FD) and growth (with the main focus on economic growth). Theoretical models and most of the conclusions reached stipulate that the development of a financial system is one of the essential ingredients for economic gr ...
  9. South African money market volatility, asymmetry and retail interest pass-through
    Fadiran, Gideon Oluwatobi, 2011, Rhodes University
    The purpose of this paper is to examine the interest rate transmission mechanism for South Africa as an emerging economy in a pre-repo and repo system. It explains how the money market rate is transmitted to the retail interest rates both in the long-run and short-run and tests the symmetric and asy ...
  10. Performance of defensive shares on the JSE during financial crisis: evidence from analysis of returns and volatility
    Arguile, Wayne Peter, 2012, Rhodes University
    This study analyses whether historically defensive sectors on the JSE have – with respect to the market – proven to be defensive during the recent global financial crisis. By withstanding the shocks of market volatility, defensive industries (such as pharmaceuticals and consumer staples) are renowne ...