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Derick Blaauw

(He his him)
School of Economic Sciences, North-West University

Derick Blaauw received the Doctor Commercii (D-Com) degree in economics from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2010. He is currently professor in the School of Economic Sciences at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). Prior to taking up this position, he lectured economics on a full-time basis at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) and at the Soweto and Bloemfontein Campuses of Vista University. He also lectured on a part-time basis at the University of the Free State (UFS) and Monash South Africa. His research interests are mainly in the field of labour and development economics. His current work focusses on the precarious forms of work and the socio-economic dynamics of vulnerable groups in the informal economy, such as car guards, day labourers, street traders and waste pickers. He has authored and co-authored several articles in respected accredited international and national journals and regularly presents papers at national and international conferences and symposia.


  • –present
    Professor in Economics, North-West University


  • 2010 
    University of Johannesburg, Doctor Commercii in Economics