Honours student runner-up in country-wide budgeting competition
Potchefstroom - One of the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University’s (NWU) honours students of the School of Economics, Carike Claassen, was appointed runner-up in the Nedbank Old Mutual Budgeting Competition for 2008.
Carike won this much sought after prize with an article she wrote last year. She was also exposed to a panel of interviewers. This country-wide competition is held annually and she is R15 000 richer after her performance.
The organisers choose an economic subject for the competition annually. Participants must then write a composition in which they answer the questions and usually also make recommendations on how they would draw up their South African budget.
Prof Wilma Viviers, Director of the School of Economics, says it is a challenging and stimulating exercise and students are encouraged annually to enter for it. Dr Riaan Rossouw and Ms Jacky van der Merwe assisted the students with the finishing touches to their assignments. Dr Rossouw accompanied Carike to the budget speech and confirmed that she fared excellently during the panel interviews and was a very good representative of the NWU Puk.
Prof Viviers says everyone in the School and the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences is very proud of Carike’s performance.