for Journals by Title or ISSN
for Articles by Keywords
help

Publisher: Sabinet Online Ltd   (Total: 188 journals)

 A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

              [Sort by number of followers]   [Restore default list]

Showing 1 - 188 of 188 Journals sorted alphabetically
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 4)
Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 2)
Acta Criminologica     Full-text available via subscription  
Acta Germanica : German Studies in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
AFFRIKA J. of Politics, Economics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Africa Conflict Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Africa Institute Occasional Paper     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Africa J. of Nursing and Midwifery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.128, h-index: 4)
AfricaGrowth Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 21)
African Finance J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.168, h-index: 2)
African J. for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
African J. of Business and Economic Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African J. of Democracy and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African J. of Herpetology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.327, h-index: 10)
African J. of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
African J. of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African J. of Wildlife Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African Plant Protection     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Safety Promotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
African Yearbook of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Africanus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Agriprobe     Open Access  
Akroterion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Annual Survey of South African Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Ars Nova     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Article 40     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BER : Architects and Quantity Surveyors' Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
BER : Building and Construction : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
BER : Building Contractors' Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
BER : Building Sub-Contractors' Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Capital Goods Industries Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Consumer Confidence Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
BER : Consumer Goods Industries Survey     Full-text available via subscription  
BER : Economic Prospects : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription  
BER : Economic Prospects : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Intermediate Goods Industries Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Manufacturing Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Motor Trade Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Retail Sector Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Retail Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Building and Construction : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Manufacturing : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Retail : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Trends : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Wholesale Sector Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Building Women     Full-text available via subscription  
Bulletin of Statistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Business Tax and Company Law Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cabo     Full-text available via subscription  
Cardiovascular J. of Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.414, h-index: 22)
Cardiovascular J. of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Clean Air J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Clean Air J. = Tydskrif vir Skoon Lug     Full-text available via subscription  
Climate Summary of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription  
Commonwealth Youth and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Communicare : J. for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Comparative and Intl. Law J. of Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conspectus : The J. of the South African Theological Seminary     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.127, h-index: 6)
De Arte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
De Rebus     Full-text available via subscription  
Die Kerkblad     Full-text available via subscription  
Educare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ergonomics SA : J. of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Evidence Based Summaries in Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FarmBiz     Full-text available via subscription  
Farmer’s Weekly     Full-text available via subscription  
Farmlink Africa     Full-text available via subscription  
Food Manufacturing Africa     Full-text available via subscription  
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Fundamina : A J. of Legal History     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Gender and Behaviour     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Gender Questions     Full-text available via subscription  
Ghanaian J. of Economics     Full-text available via subscription  
HR Future     Full-text available via subscription  
IFE Psychologia : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Image & Text : a J. for Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
IMFO : Official J. of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
IMIESA     Full-text available via subscription  
Indilinga African J. of Indigenous Knowledge Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Inside Mining     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Institute for Security Studies Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Interim : Interdisciplinary J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. for Religious Freedom     Full-text available via subscription  
J. for Christian Scholarship = Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. for Contemporary History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
J. for Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
J. for Juridical Science     Full-text available via subscription  
J. for Language Teaching = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
J. for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of African Foreign Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
J. of African Union Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of Contemporary Management     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of Gender, Information and Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
J. of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of Public Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
J. of Somali Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of Strategic Studies : A J. of the Southern Bureau of Strategic Studies Trust     Full-text available via subscription  
Kleio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Learning and Teaching Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Malawi Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Management Dynamics : J. of the Southern African Institute for Management Scientists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Medical Technology SA     Full-text available via subscription  
Meditari : Research J. of the School of Accounting Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription  
Monographs of the Transvaal Museum     Full-text available via subscription  
Musicus     Full-text available via subscription  
Neotestamentica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 6)
New Coin Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
New Voices in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Obiter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.106, h-index: 2)
Occupational Health Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Old Testament Essays     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Personal Finance Newsletter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Perspectives in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.228, h-index: 13)
Politeia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Professional Accountant     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Professional Nursing Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Progressio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Psycho-analytic Psychotherapy in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Quest     Open Access  
ReSource     Full-text available via subscription  
Retail and Marketing Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Rostrum : Newsletter of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
SA Irrigation = SA Besproeiing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
SA Mercantile Law J. = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
SABI Magazine - Tydskrif     Full-text available via subscription  
Scriptura : Intl. J. of Bible, Religion and Theology in Southern Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Scrutiny2     Full-text available via subscription  
Servamus Community-based Safety and Security Magazine     Full-text available via subscription  
Shakespeare in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
South African Actuarial J.     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Computer J.     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Food Review     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Gastroenterology Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 1)
South African Health Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
South African J. for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.186, h-index: 7)
South African J. of Art History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
South African J. of Business Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.194, h-index: 8)
South African J. of Chemical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
South African J. of Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.193, h-index: 14)
South African J. of Criminal Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
South African J. of Cultural History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
South African J. of Diabetes and Vascular Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
South African J. of Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
South African J. of Education     Open Access   (SJR: 0.335, h-index: 14)
South African J. of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
South African J. of Labour Relations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
South African J. of Sports Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
South African J. of Wildlife Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.583, h-index: 24)
South African J. on Human Rights     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 7)
South African Music Studies : SAMUS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
South African Ophthalmology J.     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Radiographer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Southern African Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Southern African Forestry J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Southern African Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.409, h-index: 11)
Southern African J. of Accountability and Auditing Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Southern African Review of Education with Education with Production     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Stilet : Tydskrif van die Afrikaanse Letterkundevereniging     Full-text available via subscription  
Studies in Economics and Econometrics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 6)
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie     Open Access  
Tax Breaks Newsletter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
TAXtalk     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
TD : The J. for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription  
The Dairy Mail     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Transport World Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Unisa Latin American Report     Full-text available via subscription  
Veld & Flora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Water & Sanitation Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Without Prejudice     Full-text available via subscription  
Word and Action = Woord en Daad     Full-text available via subscription  

              [Sort by number of followers]   [Restore default list]

Journal Cover AfricaGrowth Agenda
  [1 followers]  Follow
    
   Full-text available via subscription Subscription journal  (Not entitled to full-text)
   ISSN (Print) 1811-5187
   Published by Sabinet Online Ltd Homepage  [188 journals]
  • Innovation in emerging technologies and socio-economic transformation in
           Africa : fallacy or foresight?
    • Authors: Ogundiran Soumonni
      Abstract: This article examines the importance of innovation in general, and of innovation in emerging technologies in particular, in stimulating sustainable economic growth and development in Africa. Despite many of its countries having experienced a period of rapid growth in the 2000s, unemployment, poverty and low levels of human well-being, remain widespread, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is therefore the primary focus of the paper. While there is a growing awareness of the relationship between innovation and development in a number of African states, most of such initiatives remain either at the ideation stage, or in the early developmental phase. More critically, they remain peripheral relative to the traditional sources of revenue, and are generally not envisioned as the anchors of socio-economic transformation. These rather persistent features of the African economic landscape constitute what has been variously characterized by scholars as "growth without development" and "growth without innovation". In this article, we present a conceptual framework that critically defines innovation for socio-economic transformation. Second, we extend the nominally-accepted need for innovation by arguing for emerging technology-based innovation as an important component of this effort. Finally, we conclude with some recommendations for policy, firm strategy, and practice in Africa.
      PubDate: 2016-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Gender and disability : an intersectionality perspective of
           micro-enterprise learning among women with disabilities in Uganda
    • Authors: Fiona Mulira; Zanele Ndaba
      Abstract: This study investigates the intersecting identities of gender and disability as perceived barriers of learning for micro-enterprises for Women with Disabilities (WwDs). Micro-enterprises are regarded as important change agents in emerging economies due to their collective contribution to social and economic change. Our contribution is to the literature on micro-enterprise learning most of which tends to focus on one social category group, either disability or gender. Contrary to these studies, our study connects the compounding experiences of belonging to two groups that are socially and economically marginalized. To answer the question of how gender and disability affect the micro-enterprise learning of WwDs, we conducted one-on-one semi-structured interviews with seven key informants in a pilot study conducted in Uganda. We used thematic content analysis to analyze the qualitative data. Our findings suggest that there are two key challenges to micro-enterprise learning for WwDs. Firstly; there is a mismatch between learning programmes and the patterns of learning for WwDs. Secondly; there are negative societal attitudes against WwDs, which impede their learning. We conclude that intersecting the social identities of both gender and disabilities in micro-enterprise learning environments is difficult to manage because of the unique experiences resulting from belonging to a group with a multiple disadvantage: female and disabled.
      PubDate: 2016-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Is National Health Insurance a viable option for South Africa?
           Experiences from other countries
    • Authors: Lunghile Mhlaba; Derick Blaauw Ali Parry
      Abstract: The concept of National Health Insurance (NHI) has been borne out of growing global support for universal health coverage (UHC). The South African government has been flirting with the idea of introducing an NHI scheme in a bid to narrow the yawning gap between the public and private healthcare sectors, and to extend healthcare services to the poor. This paper examines the NHI schemes in four countries - Canada, Taiwan, Ghana and Brazil - with a view to determining whether National Health Insurance (NHI) is a viable option for South Africa. Among the key findings are that an NHI scheme is very costly to implement and manage - which adds to the challenges South Africa faces in bringing about much-needed healthcare reform.
      PubDate: 2016-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Editors note
    • Abstract: In the first article, Sandada and Mahoko seek to identify the strategies employed by asset management companies in Zimbabwe in the mist of the ongoing economic crisis. Through a survey of 78 asset managers, the authors employ factor analysis to extract six survival strategies commonly employed in Zimbabwe. These are Human Resource Management and e-business; business re-engineering; brand loyalty; disinvesting in matured products; mergers and acquisitions; and customer retention. The insights for policy from the findings are discussed by the authors.
      PubDate: 2016-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Analysing the survival strategies used by asset management firms in
           Zimbabwe's unstable business environment
    • Authors: Maxwell Sandada; Enock Mahoko
      Abstract: Owing to the persistent instability and hostility that have characterised the Zimbabwe business environment over the years, asset management companies are struggling to survive. For these organisations to survive, they need to craft innovative strategies to survive in Zimbabwe's harsh economic environment. We undertook a descriptive study to identify the underlying strategies that asset management companies employ to survive in Zimbabwe's harsh business environment. 78 asset managers from 15 registered asset management companies were identified. Factor analysis was used in order to extract the main survival strategies that asset management firms are employing. The process extracted six strategies namely Human Resource Management and e-business, business re-engineering, brand loyalty, disinvesting in matured products, mergers and acquisitions, and customer retention. The study provides evidence of the importance of the six above mentioned strategies in ensuring company survival. Understanding the ways companies can survive in a harsh business environment helps to advance our theoretical understanding of firm survival in poorly performing economies. Such knowledge may help to inform asset managers about how they can sustain their firms given hash economic conditions. The study also provides insights to policy makers to formulate policies that help promote the sustainability of the financial services sector.
      PubDate: 2016-10-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • An investigation of the causes of financial exclusion in Zimbabwe
    • Authors: Maxwell Sandada; Richard Mapfuyanzara
      Abstract: Financial exclusion continues to be a serious problem in Zimbabwe. This study sought to examine the causes of financial exclusion in the Zimbabwean financial sector. This research was based on quantitative research approach. Data were collected from the commercial banks, building societies and the savings bank managers. Factor analysis was used to establish the main underlying causes of financial exclusion. The results indicate that the main causes to financial exclusion were liquidity crunch, cultural and occupation barriers, individual barriers, limited accessibility, financial conditions and gender issues. It is hoped that if the financial institutions management and policy makers take the results of this study seriously, the problem of financial exclusion in the country can be minimized.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Is market automation associated with improved informational efficiency?
           Case study of the Nairobi Stock Exchange
    • Authors: Robert Thuku Kariuki; Kenneth Kirara Mwangi
      Abstract: The 2006 automation of the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) was expected to improve the informational efficiency of the market. This paper seeks to empirically establish if the previous assertion was achieved using daily NSE 20-share index data from January 2001 to December 2011. Results of the autocorrelation, variance ratio and BDS tests suggest that the market is inefficient. However, the results of the Hurst ratio indicate an improvement in efficiency with the ratio close to 0.5. The results are mixed but, in general they indicate that automation has not improved the efficiency of the market.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Carbon taxes in South Africa : unintended consequences for investments in
           greenhouse gas mitigation technologies and the resulting emissions
    • Authors: Heinz Eckart Klingelhofer
      Abstract: South Africa is planning to introduce a carbon tax as a Pigouvian measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 2017. This paper examines how such a carbon tax regime can affect the willingness to invest in greenhouse gas mitigation technologies. It identifies the determinants of the price ceiling of such an investment under imperfect market conditions and interprets them as a sum of (corrected) net present values of the payments and the interdependencies arising from changes in the optimal solutions before and after realising the investment. This discovers that on imperfect markets over-compensation effects between different price determinants may lead to sometimes contradictory and unexpected consequences of increasing carbon taxes for investments in greenhouse gas mitigation technologies and the resulting emissions. Under certain circumstances, such investments may be discouraged and, when still undertaken, even increase the emissions. However, these results can be interpreted in an economically comprehensible manner.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Editor's note
    • Abstract: Chummun and Ojah in the first article of this issue investigates the relationship between savings and financial inclusion in developing countries through a review of current literature. The authors argue that countries with higher propensity to save also have higher chances of successful financial inclusion policies. In addition, such countries are able to improve on access to quality education, effective healthcare and better quality of life through consumption smoothing.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Aggregate savings and financial inclusion : lessons for developing African
           economies
    • Authors: Bibi Z. Chummun; Kalu Ojah
      Abstract: We examine the relationship between aggregate savings and financial inclusion in developing countries. Through a review of the literature, we advance the hypothesis that financial inclusion policies are likely more successful in countries with a higher propensity to save (higher savings pool) than in countries with lower savings pool. We argue that because higher aggregate savings enable accumulation of loanable funds, households and SMEs can tap into such a pool to participate more meaningfully in welfare enhancement and incremental production. Similarly, countries with large aggregate savings, and their attendant large pool of loanable funds, should enable more financial inclusion for households; and in turn, enable access to quality education, effective healthcare and overall better quality of life, mainly via consumption smoothing. Finally, we point to possible ways of mobilizing the savings needed to enable effective financial inclusion.
      PubDate: 2016-07-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • What has variability got to do with it? Explaining gender achievement gaps
           among African primary school students
    • Authors: Tia Linda Zuze; Vijay Reddy
      Abstract: There has been a global increase in the number of girls studying mathematics but women still remain underrepresented in the scientific workforce. The literature is not without controversy about why there are fewer men than women choosing scientific careers. One strand of literature suggests that greater variability in the mathematical skills of boys naturally results in a higher proportion of men among high achievers. This study casts doubt on the variability hypothesis as the main reason for gender differences. We suggest that social and institutional explanations are more credible.
      PubDate: 2016-04-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • A profile of own account workers in South Africa
    • Authors: Pinky Lalthapersad-Pillay
      Abstract: The informal sector, which encompasses own account workers, has a stronghold in developing countries although in South Africa, its size is limited. The paper provides a snapshot of the socio-demographic and employment outcomes of own account workers in South Africa. The study finds that in 2014, South Africa had 1,2 million own account workers within the subset of 2,4 million informal sector workers. Four-fifths of own account workers were Black/African; were aged between 33-44 years; more than half were male; the majority had incomplete secondary school education and most worked in semi-skilled occupations. The Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal provinces were home to most of these workers.
      PubDate: 2016-04-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The determinants of stock market participation : evidence from individual
           investors in Zimbabwe
    • Authors: Maxwell Sandada; McDonald Gumbo
      Abstract: The participation of individual investors at the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) is very low. The reasons for the low participation rate are not well known. It is from this background that this study sought to understand the major drivers of individual participation at the stock market with a view to devising strategies that can help improve participation. Using data collected from stock broking managers, asset managers, fund/ investment managers, regulators, and investment/research analysts, the findings indicate that financial education, social interaction, awareness, transaction costs, access to internet, cognitive skills, perceptions, life satisfaction, liquidity constraints and age are significant factors explaining individual investors' stock market participation in Zimbabwe. However, gender, trust and health status are insignificant.
      PubDate: 2016-04-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Editor's note
    • Abstract: This issue begins with an article by Raliphada and Horne which examines the social value of impact investment. By focusing on the measurement of social progress by financial intermediaries, the authors employ a qualitative case study approach to show that product cost and hybrid returns from impact investment already reflects both the social impact and quantified social value.
      PubDate: 2016-04-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Social value equation of impact investment : the financial intermediary
           perspective in an emerging economy
    • Authors: Lufuno Raliphada; Renee Horne
      Abstract: This study examined the measurement of social value of impact investment, focusing on how the financial intermediaries measure social progress. A multiple qualitative case study method utilising purposive sampling that included three of the top five commercial South African banks, one development bank, the Banking Association of South Africa, one supply-side, and one demand-side was employed. The findings developed a financial intermediary social equation model that depicts that the combined account (financial and non-financial) of impact investment consists of two main ratios: Cost (Cr) and Hybrid Returns (HYr) ratios. Both ratios posit that the cost of social impact and quantified social value are part of inclusive product costs and hybrid returns of the impact investment transaction.
      PubDate: 2016-04-01T00:00:00Z
       
 
 
JournalTOCs
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
Email: journaltocs@hw.ac.uk
Tel: +00 44 (0)131 4513762
Fax: +00 44 (0)131 4513327
 
Home (Search)
Subjects A-Z
Publishers A-Z
Customise
APIs
Your IP address: 54.147.244.157
 
About JournalTOCs
API
Help
News (blog, publications)
JournalTOCs on Twitter   JournalTOCs on Facebook

JournalTOCs © 2009-2016