Author of academic publications
Christian Gustav Waldemar Schumann, known as Christie by friends, was born on 17 December 1898 in
Klein-Drakenstein, near Paarl. He matriculated from Hoërskool Gymnasium in
Paarl and studied in Stellenbosch (BSc, cum laude, in Mathematics and Physics, 1919) and Rotterdam (Ekonomiese
Hoogeschool, DComm, 1923). He served Stellenbosch University for 37 years; first as senior lecturer and from 1932 as the first professor in Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce (Handelsfakulteit) which he had helped to establish.
CGW Schumann was married to Winifred (Winnie), née Perks, for 52 years, and they had four children. He died on 30 September 1980.
In the case of any country the practical problem will be to keep the action of the State within "legitimate bounds".
Frans du Toit Prize for Business Economics 1963
Doctor honoris causa: Stellenbosch University, 1965, and University of Cape Town, 1967
Die Kredietmark in Suid-Afrika, De Wester Boekhandel, Rotterdam,1928 (Doctoral thesis)
The World Depression, South Africa and the Gold Standard, Cape Town: Juta, 1932.
Structural changes and business cycles in South Africa, 1806-1936, Staples Press,London, 1938
Die ekonomiese posisie van die Afrikaner, Die Tweede Trek Reeks, 1941-1943, Nasionale Pers, 1940
Ekonomie - 'n Inleidende Studie (Co-authors: Franzsen, DG), 1944 (1957, second edition, co-authors: Franzsen, DG and De Kock, GPC)
Industriële and kommersiële aandeleprysindekse in Suid-Afrika (Co-author: Scheurkogel, A E), 1948
Economic diagnosis and business forecasting with special reference to South Africa (Co-author: van den Bogaerde, F), 1954
www.StellenboschWriters.com © Rosemarie Breuer