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Tony2I teach Economics at Stellenbosch University, South Africa and have been affiliated to that Department for most of my adult life. In-between, I travel, read and write, some of which are published as papers. Visit my Research page for more on that.

You are welcome to follow me on Twitter (JohanFourieZA) or find me on Facebook. To email me, visit my departmental webpage.

I live in Stellenbosch with my wife, Helanya, adopted cat, Jerry, and my Senegalese Baobab, Plantjie. The photo was taken on a pony trek through Lesotho, which I can recommend to anyone willing to forgo Western conveniences for a few days.


Written by Johan Fourie

January 22, 2012 at 05:48

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  1. Hi Johan,

    I noted your question regarding FPV flight around Brisbane area on the FPV Facebook page.

    I work for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in the sport aviation section and I would like to take the opportunity to explain the regulations that model aircraft are required to abide by in Australia.

    Many thanks,


    Steve Fickling

    March 7, 2016 at 02:50

  2. Hi Johan

    I love your blog. Your insights are very profound and its a real joy to read. Looking forward reading your next post.

    I see you do have a sports section, and if you’re interested in accepting guest posts – I’ll be keen to assist.

    Have a lovely day further and keep up the good work!


    Jarred Manasse

    February 14, 2016 at 08:42

  3. Hi Johan
    I enjoyed reading your article, was doing some research as I have a bright spark in grade 10 at PRG that his oscillating between Actuarial/Business and Engineering. The challenge is being exposed to all the myriad of choices in the business field – where do you suggest he starts?

    A fellow Stellenboscher


    January 13, 2016 at 11:37

  4. Hi Johan ,

    Can you please get in touch with me on

    We have to let everyone know about UX as study field – it can fix the planet because it has ” care ” as a driver.

    Hope to hear from you

    Best ,


    January 5, 2016 at 01:38

  5. Hi Johan. I am currently in matric doing math, life and physical sciences, History – No commercial subjects. I dont know whether to study towards a bachelor of Commerce or A bachelor of economics. Which is more marketable when job seeking. Im also a very outspoken person and enjoy research. Which of the two would suit me. Please help me — Im am desparately seeking advice.


    August 9, 2014 at 13:35

  6. i am interesting in your research namely the impact of mega events on tourist arrival but i would extent thr analysis to the duration on the impact of mega events so i wonder that if i have any question regarding to your research paper can i ask u?


    March 12, 2014 at 20:04

  7. Hi Johan
    I really hope that this mail finds you! I work for a company called Unplugged Communications in Fourways, Johannesburg. I came across a photo on your Mercy Ships blog that we would like to use on a wall banner (it will be used once-off.) This is the photo: bafana.jpg – photo of crowd in the stadium.

    would like to know if you have the rights to this photograph, and if you have it perhaps in a larger format? If so, can we buy the rights for once-off use from you?

    Your assistance will be much appreciated – my deadline is COB today (3 June 2013), so time is of the essence!

    Kind regards
    Sonja Metz
    082 462 2238

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