Servaas van der Berg

South African National Research Chair

Servaas van der Berg is professor of Economics at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, and holds the National Research Foundation’s South African National Research Chair in the Economics of Social Policy. His research covers economic development, poverty and income distribution, the economics of education, health and welfare, and fiscal incidence. He has served on the Scientific Advisory Committee of SACMEQ (Southern and Eastern African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality) and is a fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Education. He acts as consultant to international, regional and other institutions and often provides policy advice to government departments.

SUMMARY REPORT: Benchmarking early grade reading skills in Nguni languages

This is a summary report that presents the key findings and approach used in identifying early grade reading benchmarks and thresholds in three Nguni languages:…
November 5, 2020 By: Gabrielle Wills, Nangamso Mtsatse, Nicola Deghaye, Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, Servaas van der Berg, Cally Ardington, Elizabeth Pretorius, Alicia Menendez PDF

TECHNICAL REPORT: Benchmarking early grade reading skills in Nguni languages

This report presents the key findings and approach used in identifying early grade reading benchmarks and thresholds in three Nguni languages: isiZulu, isiXhosa and siSwati. 
November 5, 2020 By: Gabrielle Wills, Nangamso Mtsatse, Nicola Deghaye, Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, Servaas van der Berg, Cally Ardington, Elizabeth Pretorius, Alicia Menendez PDF

Household resource flows and food poverty during South Africa’s lockdown: Short-term policy implications for three channels of social protection.

A report stemming from NIDS-CRAM wave 1, a project consisting of work by a national consortium of 30 social science researchers from five South African…
October 5, 2020 By: Gabrielle Wills, Servaas van der Berg, Leila Patel, Bokang Mpeta PDF

The impact of the Coronavirus and lockdown on children’s welfare in South Africa

A report stemming from NIDS-CRAM wave 1, a project consisting of work by a national consortium of 30 social science researchers from five South African…
September 30, 2020 By: Servaas van der Berg, Tia Linda Zuze, Grace Bridgman PDF

The Race Between Teacher Wages and the Budget

This report determines how the real resources available to the average child in South Africa have changed over the period 2008 to 2018.
June 19, 2020 By: Adaiah Lilenstein, Nic Spaull, Servaas van der Berg, & David Carel PDF

Counting the Cost: COVID-19 School Closures in South Africa & its Impact on Children

Van der Berg, S & Spaull, N. (2020). Counting the Cost: COVID-19 school closures in South Africa & its impacts on children. Research on Socioeconomic…

Call for Comment on Report: Education and Skills for the Economy and Links to Labour Markets in South Africa

A report by RESEP's Servaas van der Berg, Martin Gustafsson, and Kholekile Malindi titled Education and Skills for the Economy and Links to Labour Markets in…
June 9, 2020 By: Martin Gustafsson, Servaas van der Berg, Kholekile Malindi PDF

Measuring School Leadership and Management and Linkages with Literacy: Evidence from Rural and Township Primary Schools in South Africa

Wills, G. and van der Berg, S., 2020. Measuring school leadership and management and linkages with literacy: Evidence from rural and township primary schools in…

The promise of SA-SAMS & DDD data for tracking progression, repetition and drop-out

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP17/2019
This paper analyses the SA-SAMS school administration data that the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation in partnership with the Department of Basic Education collects quarterly…
December 19, 2019 By: Chris van Wyk, Nicola Deghaye, Servaas van der Berg, Kate Rich PDF

Measuring leadership and management and their linkages with literacy in rural and township primary schools in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP21/2018
This paper describes a rigorous process to develop and trial new metrics for measuring and codifying school leadership and management practices and processes that are…

Succeeding against the odds: A quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of IkamvaYouth

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2017
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2017 Publication date: June 2017 Abstract: The work presented here is essentially an update to the previous evaluation conducted by…
July 16, 2018 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF

The long walk: Considering the enduring spatial and racial dimensions of deprivation two decades after the fall of apartheid

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP17/2015
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP17/2015 Abstract: This study examines the enduring spatial and racial dimensions of poverty and deprivation in South Africa to assess…
July 4, 2018 By: Ronelle Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Sarel van der Walt, Derek Yu PDF

Higher Education Access and Outcomes for the 2008 National Matric Cohort

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP16/2016
This study uses a unique dataset to investigate university access, throughput, and dropout for the 2008 national matric cohort. The findings show that university access…

Issues in South African Social Security

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2002
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2002 Abstract: This paper, originally written at the time of the political transition, provides an overview of social security issues…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF

Changing Patterns of South African income distribution: Towards time series estimates of distribution and poverty

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP02/2003
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP02/2003 Abstract: Research on income distribution in South Africa has, for obvious reasons, focused on inter-racial (inter-group) income distribution. Quite…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw PDF

Trends in poverty and inequality since the political transition

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2005
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2005 Abstract: Using a constructed data series and another data series based on AMPS (the All Media and Products Survey),…
October 17, 2017 By: Ronelle Burger, Rulof Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw, Derek Yu PDF

How effective are poor schools? Poverty and educational outcomes in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP06/2006
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP06/2006 Abstract: Massive differentials on achievement tests and examinations reflect South Africa’s divided past. Improving the distribution of educational outcomes…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF

Educational attainment and intergenerational social mobility in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP09/2006
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP09/2006 Abstract: To a large degree, the notoriously high levels of income inequality in South Africa have their roots in…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw, Derek Yu PDF

Consumption patterns and the black middle class: The role of assets

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP02/2007
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP02/2007 Abstract: Black consumption patterns differ from those of whites, even when considering income levels and household size. This applies…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Sihaam Nieftagodien PDF

Post-transition poverty trends based on an alternative data source

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP08/2007
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP08/2007 Abstract: This paper analyses a previously unused source of data – the All Media and Product Survey (AMPS) –…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw, Derek Yu PDF

A series of national accounts-consistent estimates of poverty and inequality in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP09/2007
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP09/2007 Abstract: This paper makes a unique contribution to the South African literature in combining data from an alternative source…
October 17, 2017 By: Ronelle Burger, Rulof Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw, Derek Yu PDF

Lessons learnt from SACMEQII: South African student performance in regional context

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP16/2007
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP16/2007 Abstract: In regional context, South African students benefit from above average levels of public and private education resources. However,…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw PDF

How invariant is South African child poverty to the choice of equivalence scale or poverty measure?

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP13/2008
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP13/2008 Abstract: This paper offers evidence on the sensitivity of child poverty in South Africa to changes in the Adult…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Judith Streak, Derek Yu PDF

Fiscal incidence of social spending in South Africa, 2006

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP10/2009
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP10/2009 Abstract: Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has been collecting labour market data since 1993 with the October Household Survey…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF

The fiscal incidence of provision of free basic water

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP11/2009
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP11/2009 Abstract: A policy of free basic services (water, sanitation and electricity) was introduced by the government in 2000 to…
October 17, 2017 By: Cobus Burger, Eldridge Moses, Servaas van der Berg, Ada Jansen, Hassan Essop PDF

Poverty trends since the transition: What we know

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP19/2009
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP19/2009 Abstract: Using alternative data sources on income and poverty with a shorter time lag makes it possible to discern…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw, Leon du Toit PDF

Measuring the impact of social cash transfers on poverty and inequality in Namibia

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP25/2009
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP25/2009 Abstract: This paper reviews the system for social cash transfers in Namibia, a middle-income country with a long experience…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Sebastian Levine, Derek Yu PDF

Signalling performance: Continuous assessment and matriculation examination marks in South African schools

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP28/2010
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP28/2010 Abstract: Economists regard information and feedback as important ways for self-correction in a system. This study analyses one aspect…

The impact of the international economic crisis on child poverty in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP13/2010
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP13/2010 Abstract: This paper reports on a study to provide insights into the magnitude of the shocks associated with the…
October 17, 2017 By: Debra Shepherd, Dieter von Fintel, Servaas van der Berg, Margaret Chitiga, Bernard Decaluwé, Ramos Mabugu, Helene Maisonneve, Véroniwue Rombichaud PDF

The costs of illiteracy in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP14/2010
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP14/2010 Abstract: In South Africa, there has been a surge in publicly funded adult literacy education in recent years. There…

Efficiency and equity effects of social grants in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP15/2010
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP15/2010 Abstract: This paper discusses the nature and effects of social grants programmes in South Africa against the backdrop of…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Krige Siebrits, Bongisa Lekezwa PDF

Social assistance reform during a period of fiscal stress

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP17/2010
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP17/2010 Abstract: This paper reflects on the current state and likely future of the South African social assistance system, focusing…
October 16, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Krige Siebrits PDF

Identifying Binding Constraints in Education

Synthesis Report for the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development (PSPPD) This research report provides an overview of a large research project undertaken by a…

Current poverty and income distribution in the context of South African history

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP22/2010
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP22/2010 Abstract: This paper describes and analyses current poverty and income distribution in South Africa, with a central concern the…
October 16, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF

Teacher pay in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP26/2010
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP26/2010 Abstract: The role of teachers in achieving good quality education is universally acknowledged. What is less clear is what…

The performance of South African schools: Implications for economic development

Ph.D. Thesis (2010)
Abstract: At the time of South Africa‟s transition to democracy the school system was envisaged to be a powerful vehicle for nation-building and transformation. The…
October 16, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Stephen Taylor PDF

Modelling cognitive skills, ability and school quality to explain labour market earnings differentials

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP08/2011
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP08/2011 Abstract: Attempts to explain wage differences between race groups in South Africa are constrained by the fact that quality…

How well do South African schools convert grade 8 achievement into matric outcomes?

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP13/2011
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP13/2011 Abstract: School retention in South Africa and performance in the major school-leaving matric examination are characterised by significant inequalities…
October 16, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF

The unintended consequences of education policies on South African participation and unemployment

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP11/2012
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP11/2012 Abstract: In the late 1990s the South African Department of Education implemented two policies that were meant to reduce…

Graduate unemployment in South Africa: A much exaggerated problem.

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP22/2012
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP22/2012 Abstract: Increasing reference in the media and public discussions to high and rising levels of graduate unemployment in the…
October 16, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Hendrik van Broekhuizen PDF

Journal Articles (Non-subsidised)

Journal Articles (Non-subsidised)
CHITIGA M, DECALUWE B, MABUGU ERM, MAISONNAVE H, ROBICHAUD R, SHEPHERD DL, VAN DER BERG S, VON FINTEL D.P. A retrospective look at how well…

The first five years project – a cohort study of students awarded NSFAS loans in the first five years 2000-2004

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP11/2013
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP11/2013 This study was commissioned by NSFAS to use available data to arrive at a picture that would reflect the…
October 16, 2017 By: Chris van Wyk, Servaas van der Berg, Pierre de Villiers PDF

The Capability Threshold: Re-examining the definition of the middle class in an unequal developing country

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP16.2015
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP16.2015 Publication date: 2015 Abstract: In a polarised and highly unequal country such as South Africa, it is unlikely that…
October 16, 2017 By: Ronelle Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Camren McAravey PDF

What the Annual National Assessments can tell us about learning deficits over the education system and the school career year

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP18.2015
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP18.2015 Publication date: 2015 Abstract: Much hope is placed on education systems to reduce socio-economic learning gaps. However, in South…
October 16, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF

The performance of low fee independent schools in South Africa – What can available data tell?

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2017
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2017 Publication date: January 2017 Abstract: This study uses a unique dataset to investigate university access, throughput, and dropout for…
October 16, 2017 By: Chris van Wyk, Marlies Piek, Ronelle Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Janeli Kotzé, Kate Rich PDF

What the ANAs tell us about socioeconomic learning gaps in South Africa

Stellenbosch Policy Brief No. 03/2016
Stellenbosch Policy Brief No. 03/2016 Abstract: The South African school system is under pressure to develop children’s potential irrespective of home background. But currently the…
October 16, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF

RESEP hosts its third Quantitative Applications in Education Research Conference, 28 & 29 September 2017

RESEP held its third annual "Quantitative Applications in Education Research" conference at STIAS in Stellenbosch from 28 – 29 September 2017. A total of 110 participants from a range of backgrounds, including education researchers, policy-makers and PhD students attended the conference.
RESEP held its third annual "Quantitative Applications in Education Research" conference at STIAS in Stellenbosch from 28 – 29 September 2017.
October 11, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, RESEP PDF

Social Gradients, Early Childhood Education and Schools Performing Above the Demographic Expectation: Empirical Insights into Educational Issues

Thesis (PhD)—Stellenbosch University, 2017.
Candidate: Janeli Kotzé Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract: This dissertation exploits the wide variety…
August 14, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Janeli Kotzé (Candidate) PDF

The extension of existing data and methods to measure poverty and mobility in data-poor, agrarian sub-Saharan Africa

Thesis (DCom)—Stellenbosch University, 2017
Candidate: Thomas Ferreira Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Co-supervisor: Doctor Dieter von Fintel Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics   Abstract:…

Healthcare reform priorities for South Africa: Four essays on the financing, delivery and user acceptability of healthcare

Thesis (PhD)—Stellenbosch University, 2016.
Candidate: Anna Maria Smith Supervisor: Professor Ronnel Burger Co-supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract: Despite…
October 16, 2016 By: Rulof Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Anna Maria Smith (Candidate) PDF

An economic perspective on school leadership and teachers’ unions in South Africa

Thesis (PhD)—Stellenbosch University, 2016.
  PhD Thesis  Candidate: Gabrielle Wills Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics   Abstract: This dissertation…

The open door of learning – Access restricted: School effectiveness and efficiency across the South African education system

Thesis (PhD)—Stellenbosch University, 2016.
Candidate: Debra Shepherd Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg and Professor Chris Elbers Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract: The enduring…
August 14, 2016 By: Debra Shepherd, Servaas van der Berg, Chris Elbers (Co-supervisor) PDF

Measuring social and economic mobility in South Africa: New approaches to well-known survey data concerns

Thesis (PhD)—Stellenbosch University, 2016.
Candidate: Amus Zoch Supervisor: Doctor Rulof Burger Co-supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics   Abstract: The…
August 14, 2016 By: Rulof Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Amus Zoch (Candidate) PDF

An empirical analysis of poverty, inequality and the labour market in Malawi

Thesis (DCom)—Stelenbosch University, 2016
DCom Thesis Candidate: Anderson Gondwe Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract This thesis is a…
July 17, 2016 By: Servaas van der Berg, Anderson Gondwe (PhD Candidate) PDF

The assessment and improvement of the health status of vulnerable and low income individuals in South Africa: an analysis using quantitative and experimental methods

Thesis (DCom)—Stellenbosch University, 2016.
Candidate: Laura Rossouw Supervisor: Professor Ronelle burger Co-supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics   Abstract: More than…
June 19, 2016 By: Ronelle Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Laura Rossouw (candidate) PDF

Teachers in the South African Education System: An Economic Perspective

Thesis (PhD)—Stellenbosch University, 2015.
Candidate: Paula Armstrong Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract: Chapter 1 investigates teacher wages in…
October 16, 2015 By: Servaas van der Berg, Paula Armstrong (candidate) PDF

Social Mobility and Cohesion in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Thesis (PhD)—Stellenbosch University, 2015.
Candidate:  Marisa von Fintel Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Co-supervisor: Doctor Rulof Burger Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract: Twenty years…

Education Quality in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa: An Economic Approach

Thesis (PhD)—Stellenbosch University, 2015.
Candidate: Nic Spaul Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract: Education has always occupied a central…
October 16, 2015 By: Nic Spaull, Servaas van der Berg PDF

A Retrospective Look at How Well a Macro‐Micro Model Can Analyze the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on a Developing Country

  Abstract This article is a follow-up to one that looked at the impact of the economic crisis on child poverty in South Africa using…
September 9, 2015 By: Debra Shepherd, Dieter von Fintel, Servaas van der Berg, Margaret Chitiga, Bernard Decaluwe, Ramos Mabugu, Helene Maisonnave, Veronique Robichaud PDF

Reflecting on an impact evaluation of the Grade R programme: Method, results and policy responses

Abstract: This paper describes the expansion since 2001 of a public pre-school programme in South Africa known as ‘Grade R’, summarises the findings from an…

Continuous assessment and matriculation examination marks—an empirical examination

  Abstract: This study analyses information and feedback from matriculation-level continuous assessment in the South African education system in 2005. Continuous assessment (CASS) at the…

Spatial Heterogeneity, Generational Change and Childhood Socioeconomic Status: Microeconomic Solutions to South African Labour Market Questions

Thesis (PhD)—University of Stellenbosch, 2014
PhD Thesis  Candidate: Dieter von Fintel Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract Microeconometric techniques have…

Education and Country Growth Models

Thesis (PhD)—University of Stellenbosch, 2014
  PhD Thesis  Candidate: Martin Gustafsson Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract The over-arching concern…

The impact of the introduction of grade r on learning outcomes

In December 2012 the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in the Presidency in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) commissioned an…
October 4, 2013 By: Chris van Wyk, Debra Shepherd, Servaas van der Berg, Elizabeth Girdwood, John Kruger, Janeli Viljoen, Olivia Ezeobi, Poppie Ntaka PDF

Understanding poverty and inequality in Mozambique: the role of education and labour market status

Thesis (PhD)—University of Stellenbosch, 2012
PhD Thesis  Candidate: Carlos da Maia Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract This thesis deals…
October 16, 2012 By: Servaas van der Berg, Carlos da Maia (candidate) PDF

Using household surveys for deriving labour market, poverty and inequality trends in South Africa

Thesis (PhD)—Stellenbosch University, 2012.
Candidate: Kwan Cheung Derek Yu Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics   Abstract: In order to evaluate…
August 15, 2012 By: Servaas van der Berg, Kwan Cheung Derek Yu (Candidate) PDF

Child Poverty in South Africa and the Global Financial and Economic Crisis

Book Summary Experts from the global North and South analyse the implications of economic crises on children, with a particular focus on the emerging evidence…
July 9, 2012 By: Debra Shepherd, Dieter von Fintel, Servaas van der Berg, Margaret Chitiga, Ramos Mabugu, Hélène Maisonnave, Véronique Robichaud PDF

Aspects of the economics of water management in urban settings in South Africa, with a focus on Cape Town 

Thesis (PhD)—Stellenbosch University, 2012.
PhD Thesis  Candidate: Ada Isobel Jansen Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract…
June 14, 2012 By: Servaas van der Berg, Ada Isobel Jansen (PhD Candidate) PDF

Child poverty in South Africa and the performance of the Child Support Grant programme

Thesis (PhD)—Stellenbosch University, 2011.
  PhD Thesis  Candidate: Judith Streak Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract: One of the…
October 16, 2011 By: Servaas van der Berg, Judith Streak (Candidate) PDF

Improving the well-being of the poor through microfinance: evidence from the Small Enterprise Foundation in South Africa

Thesis (PhD)—University of Stellenbosch, 2011
  PhD Thesis  Candidate: Maria Albertina Kirsten Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Co-supervisor: Professor Andrie Schoombee Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics…
October 16, 2011 By: Servaas van der Berg, Maria Albertina Kirsten (candidate), Andrie Schoombee (co-supervisor) PDF

On the value of environmental pragmatism in economic decision-making: With special reference to the work of Bryan Norton

Thesis (PhD)—University of Stellenbosch, 2009
  PhD Thesis  Candidate: Leanne Seeliger Supervisor: Professor Johan Hattingh Co-supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of…
October 16, 2009 By: Servaas van der Berg, Leanne Seeliger (candidate), Johan Hattingh (supervisor) PDF

 An analysis of continuous assessment (CASS) compared to matriculation examination results at South African schools

Abstract: This study analyses information and feedback from matriculation-level continuous assessment in the South African education system in 2005. Continuous assessment (CASS) at the time…

Credit demand and credit rationing in the informal financial sector in Uganda

Thesis (PhD)—University of Stellenbosch, 2005
  DCom Thesis  Candidate: Nathan Okurut Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract: This study…
October 16, 2005 By: Servaas van der Berg, Nathan Okurut (candidate), Andrie Schoombee (co-supervisor) PDF