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  1. The power of investor sentiment: an analysis of the impact of investor confidence on South African financial markets
    Argyros, Robert, 2013, Rhodes University
    Whether investor sentiment has any authority over financial markets has long been a topic of discussion in the field of finance. This study investigates the relationship between investor sentiment and share returns in South Africa. Determining this relationship will add to the existing work which ha ...
  2. Financial liberalization, financial development and economic growth: the case for South Africa
    Savanhu, Tatenda, 2012, Rhodes University
    Financial liberalization in South Africa was a process that took the form of various legal reforms very a long period of time. This study uses quarterly financial data from 1969 quarter one to 2009 quarter four to analyse this process. The data used was pertinent to the financial liberalization theo ...
  3. Modelling stock return volatility dynamics in selected African markets
    King, Daniel Jonathan, 2013, Rhodes University
    Stock return volatility has been shown to occasionally exhibit discrete structural shifts. These shifts are particularly evident in the transition from ‘normal’ to crisis periods, and tend to be more pronounced in developing markets. This study aims to establish whether accounting for structural cha ...
  4. The interest rate elasticity of credit demand and the balance sheet channel of monetary policy transmission in South Africa
    Doig, Gregory Graham, 2013, Rhodes University
    It has long been accepted that changes in monetary policy have real economic effects; however, the mechanism by which these policy changes are transmitted to the real economy has been the subject of much debate. Traditionally the transmission mechanism of monetary policy has consisted of various cha ...
  5. The feasibility of forming a monetary union in SADC : meeting convergence and optimum currency area criteria and evaluating fiscal sustainability
    Mokoena, Motshidisi Suzan, 2013, Rhodes University
    In conformity with the goal of the African Union to build a monetary union for the entire African continent, one of the goals of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is the formation of a monetary union with a single central bank. Towards this end certain macroeconomic convergence crite ...
  6. An evaluation of the postgraduate diploma in Enterprise Management at Rhodes University
    Earle, Nicola Lynne, 2012, Rhodes University
    This research is concerned with the development of entrepreneurship at higher education institutions (HEI). Entrepreneurship is very important in every country as there is a direct correlation between entrepreneurship development and economic growth (Hegarty, 2006). Entrepreneurship education is ess ...
  7. An investigation into the nature of mathematical connections selected grade 7 teachers make when teaching fractions : a Namibian case study.
    Amupolo, Loide M, 2015, Rhodes University
    The general understanding of mathematics as a subject and its implications is, in reality alarmingly low. Evidence of this is evident in learners’ performance and their reaction towards the subject. Fractions as a domain of Mathematics are no exception. The majority of the learners do not learn Frac ...
  8. An investigation into the promotion of productive learning dispositions in government policies and teacher assessment in Grade R and Grade 1
    Long, Roxanne, 2015, Rhodes University
    The impetus for this study came from the increasing acknowledgement of learning dispositions as a central, yet largely under explored area of numeracy learning, in both international education literature and in the current work conducted by the South African Numeracy Chair, based at Rhodes Universit ...
  9. An investigation into how two Natural Science teachers in the Khomas region mediate learning of the topic of atoms and molecules in Grade 7 : a case study
    Hoepfner, Narenda, 2015, Rhodes University
    The teaching of abstract concepts requires higher cognitive thinking skills and thus presents a challenge for most subjects in the curriculum, in particular, science subjects. Teachers often complain that they struggle to develop higher cognitive skills in learners in such topics. As a result, learn ...
  10. A comparison of Grade 10 Mathematics classroom-based test items and the end-of-year national examinations, using Stein"s framework of cognitive demands : a Namibian case study
    Ihonya, Saima Namupa, 2015, Rhodes University
    This study researched the nature of tasks used in Grade 10 mathematics tests and end-of-year national examinations. The study was carried out in three, purposively selected, Grade 10 schools in the Ohangwena region in Northern Namibia. For the purpose of this study, a mixed method approach was emplo ...