Tanyanyiwa - Macroeconomist - Grahamstown, South Africa

Pamela Tanyanyiwa

Grahamstown, South Africa




Macroeconomics, econometrics (masters level), financial economics, regulation of financial markets, Masters level Research, statistics, e-views 8, quantitative finance

Work History

Graduate assistant

Economics department, Rhodes University

This involves being second in command to the Professor; that is doing administrative work for the course she lectures for instance formulating the guidance booklet for the first years, setting tutorials, coordinating tutor meetings, resolve conflicts between students and tutors and if necessary teaching on her behalf if she is away for a conference. Time management is very important here, the ability to make quick and rational decisions and most importantly being responsible.

Co-ordinator For the Grahamstown National Arts Festival research, done by the Rhodes Economics Department

This was an economic impact study, focusing on factors such as how much people spent on the different shows, accommodation and food so as to gauge the preferred shows. Also the study would help to tend to particular complaints and also have insight into the demographic attendance. All this was done overall to improve the festival experience for festival goers, for both locals and people from outside Grahamstown.
This involved leading a team of six research assistants, who went out into the field during the arts festival, to interview the people who attended the different shows every day for ten days. I basically made sure they had the material they needed for the interviews every morning, met with them to discuss their experiences and solve any problems that came up and made sure that they kept up with their quota of interviews. Lastly, l counted the number of interviews done and looked through each one of the 600 completed questionnaires to make sure all questions were answered properly for this was important for data analysis and the consequent conclusions.
List of References:
Prof Jen Snowball: Tel: +27 46 603 7405 Fax: +27 46 622 5210
Dr Doreen Bakker: doreen.bekker@ru.ac.za
David Fryer: D.fryer@ru.ac.za
Rob Stuart: R.Stuart@ru.ac.za
Ferdinand Botha: Tel: +27(0)46 603 8673 Fax: +27(0)46 603 7353

Fund raiser

Telethon Campaign, Rhodes University

The objective is to raise funds for the Vice Chancellors Annual Fund from Rhodes Alumni, provide financial aid for brilliant students facing financial challenges. It has done quite a lot in enabling students to further their tertiary education.


Capital and State relations under Globalisation in SA: Why 5 companies moved their primary listings

Looks at the political economy perspective of the move that was made by five SA conglomerates from the JSE (Johannesburg Securities Exchange) to the LSE (London Stock Exchange). These companies were; BHP Billiton, Old Mutual Life Assurance, SABMiller, Dimension Data and Anglo-American plc.

There was a business logic to it that seemed rationale on the part of these companies; however what case did they state to the Government, the SARB and the National Treasury as justification for moving their primary listing and why were they permitted to move.

The relevance of this project is in finding out if the concept of the globalisation of business operations by companies is beneficial for developing countries, and to what extent the benefits actually materialise. This will give guidance to policy makers when making decisions in the future about the consequences of some of the strategic business moves made by large companies that contribute a significant portion to a country's income.

Qualifications & Certifications

Bcom Commerce, Bcom Honours Economics, Mcom Financial Markets

Rhodes University

Goromonzi High School, Zimbabwe


Rhodes University

Management and economics

Rhodes University

Rhodes University

Rhodes University

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