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An investigation into the implementation and assessment of technical analysis strategies in the South African listed equities market

Thu, 2018-07-26
13:00 to 14:00
Technical Analysis strategies are viewed with a healthy level of skepticism by the majority of investors. One of the main reasons for this is the well-known efficient markets hypothesis, which, even in its weakest form, states that any historical data for a security is already incorporated into its price. However, a journal article by Moskowitz, Ooi and Pedersen (2012) has found evidence that there is a significant correlation between an asset's historical returns and its future performance. This evidence suggests that the efficient markets hypothesis may not always hold, which in turn means that further investigation into the viability of technical analysis strategies is warranted. The proposed research will carry out this investigation, particularly in the context of the South African listed equities market. This presentation will formally set out the proposed research question and the context in which it will be investigated. It will also further explore the rational behind the proposed research as well as briefly outlining how the proposed investigation will be carried out. Read more...

We remember Bruce Arnott, Emeritus Professor of Fine Art

Mon, 2018-07-23 12:33 -- 01463114

We remember Bruce Arnott, Emeritus Professor of Fine Art, who died on the 19th of July 2018. This is the note of thanks by Professor Pippa Skotnes on the occasion of his inaugural lecture in 2003. We reproduce this here as a small tribute to his remarkable contribution to Michaelis, the University of Cape Town and the students who were, in so many ways, shaped by his teaching. Many of Bruce’s sculptures can be seen on the university of Cape Town Campus, including in the Psychology department, on Memorial Hall plaza, and outside the administration building on Middle Campus.

Freedom of Religion and Religious Coercion in a Secular State by Dr Nokuzola Mndende

Wed, 2018-07-25
13:00 to 14:00
Department of Religious Studies Seminar: Freedom of Religion and Religious Coercion in a Secular State: Deceit and the Suppression of the Underprivileged by Dr Nokuzola Mndende (Director of Icamagu Heritage Institute) Dr Nokuzola Mndende holds a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Cape Town. She has been a Deputy Chairperson for the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims and is also the president of Icamagu Spirituality and the Director of Icamagu Heritage Institute. She has been a lecturer of African Traditional Religion and Religion Education at the University of Cape Town and of African Traditional Religion at the University of South Africa. She is also a freelance presenter on ATR at Umhlobo Wenene fm. Freedom of Religion and Religious Coercion in a Secular State: Deceit and the Suppression of the Underprivileged The presentation will be based on a critical analysis of the religio-political landscape of the contemporary South Africa and how the present leadership perpetuates religious hegemony under democracy. It will, with practical examples, ask whether the implementation of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution is implemented across religious divides or is only in favour of the Abrahamic faiths and the religions of the Far East. There will be a comparative analysis applied between the practices and effects of the colonial past including P.W Botha’s implementation of what he believed to be ‘transformation’ or ‘Reforms’ when he created the tricameral government; and the perpetuation of colonialism in the present dispensation. The paper will unpack the challenges faced by the underprivileged and analyse how these see this independence as a replacement of a white oppressor by an African oppressor. There is now enough proof that racism is dressed in religious regalia and its ambassadors are from within. Read more...

LLM in the Law of Mineral and Petroleum Extraction and Use

The NRF/DST SARChI Research Chair: Mineral Law in Africa will offer a specialized LLM in the Law of Mineral and Petroleum Extraction and Use, in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town. If you are interested in the regulation and operation of the mining sector generally, then this programme is for you! It covers a broad array of topics, with the intention of giving you a comprehensive overview of the sector, with specialist knowledge of all facets of mineral and petroleum extraction.

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