Baneng L Naape

University of the Witwatersrand

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Baneng L Naape

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Baneng is an aspiring Economist with a proven track record of participating in economy-wide debates, research and competitions. His in-depth knowledge and understanding of various economics issues can be observed in classroom-discussions, public lectures and seminars. Notably, Baneng was in the Top 10 Best Young Economics Minds in South Africa 2017 through the Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition. In addition, he is part of the Top 100 Future Leaders of South Africa 2017 and his research interest is around Tax Policy and Design, Public Expenditure and Growth, Inflation Targeting, International Trade and Finance and Entrepreneurial Economics.

Biography

Work Rights:
  • South African Permanent Resident
  • South African Citizen
Citizenship:
  • South Africa
Languages:
  • English

Education

  • University of Limpopo - Bachelor in Economics
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    Discipline(s):
    • Economics
    Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • University of Limpopo - Bachelors with Honours in Economics
    Graduation date:
    Discipline(s):
    • Economics
    Degree Level:
    Bachelors with Honours
  • University of the Witwatersrand - Masters in Economics
    Graduation date:
    Discipline(s):
    • Economics
    Degree Level:
    Masters

Employment

  • Company Name:
    Research Coordinator at Association for Public Administration Students
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    Description:

    Conducting research within the field of Public Administration.

  • Company Name:
    Head Founder and President at Economics Students Association - University of Limpopo
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    Description:

    Ensuring sound operation of the organisation.

  • Company Name:
    Mentor and SI Leader at University of Limpopo
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    Description:

    Assisting students in academically challenging modules and adapting to university life.

  • Company Name:
    Mentor at Centre for Academic Excellence, University of Limpopo
    Start - End Dates:
    Description:

    Student mentorship programme for first year students

  • Company Name:
    Author at Rhythm and Soul Pioneers
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    Description:

    Writing academic papers and motivational books.

Achievements

  • 1st Prize

    Internal Budget Speech Competition 2016

  • Top 100 Future Leaders

    GradConnection Top 100 Future Leaders of South Africa 2017

  • 1st Prize

    Business Plan Competition 2017

  • Country Ambassador (SA)

    Global Youth Opportunities Ambassadors Program 2018

  • Finalist (Top 10)

    Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition

Skills

  • research skills

    Advanced in collecting, analysing and interpreting data.

  • microsoft office

    Advanced in Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

  • ledearship skills

    Led numerous academic structures.

  • academic writing skills

    Advanced in writing research papers

Interest & Hobbies

  • mentoring

    I spend most of my time mentoring and inspiring students all over the country.

  • meditating

    I meditate to relax and clear my mind.

  • research

    I research to accumulate as much knowledge as possible in selected fields.

  • reading and writing

    I spend most of my time reading academic journals and books and writing academic papers.

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