Recently completed postgraduate projects of PhD students

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

Matenge, STP.  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

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; Cp-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. M. Consumer Sciences. Supervisor: Prof M. van der Merwe; Co-supervisors: Prof M.J.C. Bosman and A.C. Erasmus; Assistant supervisor: Prof  H. Strydom.