Recently completed postgraduate projects of PhD students

Coetzee, N. 2019. Employing developed sewing training material in an intervention for low-literate participants of rural income generating projects. Promoter: Dr H. van Staden, Co-promoters: Prof. W. Oldewage-Theron; Dr C. Niesing

Le Roux, N. 2018. Profiling consumers within a corporate South African context according to their decision-making, physical and psycho-social well-being. Promotoer: Prof M. van der Merwe, Co-promoters: Prof M.P. Wissing; Prof C. Wilders.

Van Zyl, S.D. 2018. Consumers’ food label behaviour: A preventive and interventive educationalmodel for informed decision making. Promoter: Prof M. van der Merwe, Co-promoter: Prof S.M. Hanekom.

Van  Staden, H.  2012.  The use of clothing labels by female black low-literate consumers.  Promotor: Prof M van der Merwe; Co-promoter: Prof A.M. van Aardt.

Matenge, S.T.P.  2011.  Utilisation of traditional and indigenous foods in the North-West Province of South Africa. Promotor: Prof A. Kruger;   Co-promoter: Prof M. van der Merwe;  Assistant promoter: Dr H. de Beer.


Recently completed projects of Master’s degree students

Brits, C.C.  2019.  E-tailing: Consumers’ perceived risks and coping strategies – a study performed in Potchefstroom, North West Province. Supervisor: Dr N le Roux. Co-supervisors: Dr H van Staden and Mrs H Dreyer. 

Nel, M. 2019.  The role of knowledge on the effect of external influences on the food information search of working female consumers. Supervisor: Prof D van der Merwe. Co-supervisor: Dr H de Beer.

Sousa, N. V. 2019. Challenges and coping strategies of employed female consumers during household purchases decisions. Supervisor: Dr M du Preez. Co-supervisor: Dr N le Roux

Harmse, J. 2018. Exploring the challenges income-earning households experience regarding household food security in the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme. Supervisor: Dr H. de Beer, Co-supervisor: Dr A Mielmann.

Marx, I. 2018. Consumers’ subjective and objective knowledge of genetically modified food in a South African context. Supervisor: L. Wyma, Co-supervisors: E. Botha, Prof C.D. Viljoen.

Van den Berg, M.S. 2018. Consumers’ knowledge and utilisation practices regarding plastic food and beverage packaging and containers. Supervisor: Prof M. van der Merwe, Co-supervisor: L. Wyma.

Botha, J. 2017. Understanding the motives of consumers employed at a nutrition company for choosing sugared dairy products. Supervisor: Dr A. Mielmann, Co-supervisor: H. Dreyer.

Coelho, D.C.  2016.  Older female consumers' quality perception of clothing during pre- and post-purchase decision-making. Supervisor: E. Botha, Co-supervisor: N. van der Colff

Pretorius, L.S. 2016.  Rural consumers' consciousness and use of the Consumer Protection Act in the Valspan community within the Phokwane Municipality. Supervisor:  M. du Preez; Co-supervisor:  N. Le Roux; Assistant supervisor:  E.L. Barratt.

Coetzee, L. 2015. Exploring household food security and the acceptance of an amaranth enriched food product.  Supervisor: Dr H. De Beer; Co-supervisor: Dr A. Mielmann. 

Havenga, R. 2015. Food label knowledge: a comparison between developing and developed country context.Supervisor: Prof M. van der Merwe; Co-supervisors: Proff M.J.C. Bosman and M. Warnock.

Swart, P. 2015. Assessment of food security-related projects of the Student Rag Community Service Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University. Supervisor: Dr H. de Beer; Co-supervisor: C. Niesing.

Van Wyk, D. 2014. Exploring household food security in the Vaalharts area. Supervisor: Dr H. de Beer; Co-supervisor:  L. Wyma.

Irvine, F. 2014. Functionally low-literate consumers’ use of food labels in the rural area of Valspan in the North West Province of South Africa. Supervisor: Prof M. van der Merwe; Co-supervisors: Pr M.J.C. Bosman and Dr. H van Staden.

Jordaan, F. 2014. Enhancement of household food security by addressing food utilisation, production and handling practices, Viljoenskroon. Supervisor: Dr H. de Beer; Co-supervisors:  M. du Preez and  N. van der Colff.

Van der Merwe, L. 2014. Motivation of women to participate in an income-generating project: FLAGH programme.Supervisor: Dr H. de Beer:  Co-supervisor: E.Botha

Van Schalkwyk, C. 2014. Consumers' knowledge of clothing labels in a developing and developed country context.Supervisor: Prof M. van der Merwe; Co-supervisors: Proff M.J.C. Bosman and M. Warnock.

Dreyer, H. 2013. Consumers' understanding and utilisation of textile eco-labels when making a pre-purchase decision. Supervisor: Mrs E. Botha; Co-supervisors: Prof M. van der Merwe and  N. le Roux.

Labuschagne, A.  2011.  Consumers' expectations of furniture labels during their pre-purchase information search: towards label development.   Supervisor:  S.D. van Zyl;  Co-supervisor: Prof M. van der Merwe;  Assistant supervisor: Prof A. Kruger.

Molefe, KM.  2011.  An education and training programme as a strategy to improve consumers' knowledge and operation towards basic water utilization.  Supervisor: Dr M.D. Venter;  Co-supervisor:  L. van Niekerk.

Niemann, A.M. 2011. Male and female consumers' knowledge, perceptions and use of clothing labels. Supervisor: M. Larney; Co-supervisor Prof A.M. van Aardt

Prinsloo, N. 2011. Consumer satisfaction with food labels during the pre-purchase in-store evaluation: a study in Gauteng. Supervisor: Prof M. van der Merwe;  Co-supervisors: Proff M.J.C. Bosman and A.C. Erasmus.

Wyma, L. 2011. Consumers' preferences for private and national brand food products. Supervisor: Prof M. van der Merwe; Co-supervisors: Prof M.J.C. Bosman and A.C. Erasmus; Assistant supervisor: Prof  H. Strydom.