Event Details

The 6th annual Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Lekgotla 2022 is taking place from Tuesday the 19th to Thursday the 21st of July followed by a one-day Studentpreneurs Indaba on Friday the 22nd in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, South Africa!


The event takes place in collaboration with Universities South Africa (USAf) and the Department Higher Education and Training (DHET), with the support of the five national EDHE Communities of Practice (CoPs). Importantly, the hosting university of this year's lekgotla is the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), thus bringing the lekgotla to the Eastern Cape for the first time.


The theme of the EDHE Lekgotla 2022 is entrepreneurship #movetomarket, informed by the imperative of developing entrepreneurship despite concerning challenges faced within the broader socio-economic context and its impact on the higher education sector.


Every year, the EDHE Lekgotla includes the one-day EDHE Studentpreneurs Indaba for student entrepreneurs who are already in business. This event is generally aimed at supporting student entrepreneurs with existing start-ups or small businesses through sharing knowledge, opportunities and networks to support these young entrepreneurs in their entrepreneurial endeavours. This event will take place on Friday the 22nd of July for studentpreneurs – bookings are essential!


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Date


The EDHE Lekgotla 2022 will take place from Tuesday the 19th to Thursday the 21st of July, from 9:00 to 17:00 daily, followed by a one-day Studentpreneurs Indaba on Friday the 22nd of July for existing student entrepreneurs.

Audience target


The Lekgotla is expected to host a total of 350 – 400 in-person and 600+ virtual attendees with a dedicated audience of 150 in-person students for the Studentpreneurs Indaba.

Venue


The Lekgotla is expected to host a total of 350 – 400 in-person and 600+ virtual attendees with a dedicated audience of 150 in-person students for the Studentpreneurs Indaba.

Format


The Lekgotla will be presented in hybrid mode to ensure a memorable in-person experience for EDHE members, while providing inclusive and accessible online attendance to all stakeholders and interested persons. All key session will be livestreamed via the EDHE YouTube channel for registered attendees.

The Programme

The programme of the EDHE Lekgotla 2022 would aim to be relevant and interactive while encouraging a diversity of perspectives and voices.

The sessions are again designed within an action-focused framework with a deliberate sequencing, focus and flow, i.e. showcasing initiatives, learning, practices and policies, engagement with new thinking and ideas, and launching new initiatives and programmes.  

Specifically, the EDHE Lekgotla 2022 will feature three forms of engagement, aligned with each of the three goals of EDHE, i.e.

  • showcase, aimed at introducing examples of leading good practice that would inspire and equip participants;
  • thinktank, aimed at engaging thought leaders in an attempt to grapple with and propose strategic solutions to challenges faced in the university entrepreneurship environment; and
  • launchpad of new and/or existing initiatives, aimed at aligning the showcase and thinktank outcomes with the mobilisation of potentially high impact EDHE initiatives, thus ensuring that the lekgotla, in the true EDHE spirit, culminates in action and ecosystemic change.

Agenda

  • Day 1 (July 19, 2022)
    9 AM - 10 AMOPENING SESSION: [1A] The opening of the 6th annual EDHE Lekgotla by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, the CEO of Universities South Africa (USAf) and the Vice-Chancellor of Nelson Mandela University
    Theme: Entrepreneurial universities in Africa
    10 AM - 11 AMSHOWCASE: [1B] A window on international support initiatives for entrepreneurial universities in Africa
    Theme: Entrepreneurial universities in Africa
    11 AM - 12 PMTHINK TANK: [1C] How might rural-based institutions optimally position themselves as entrepreneurial universities?
    Theme: Entrepreneurial universities in Africa
    12 PM - 1 PMLAUNCHPAD: [1D] Introducing the findings from the South Africa Innovation Ecosystem Mapping Report
    Theme: Entrepreneurial universities in Africa
    1 PM - 1:30 PMLUNCH BREAK
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PMSHOWCASE: [1E] A showcase of recent commercialisation successes of entrepreneurial universities in South Africa
    Theme: The commercialisation of research in entrepreneurial universities
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PMTHINK TANK: [1F] Considering the background of deep unemployment and inequality, how might we build coherent national approaches to galvanise the available funding to give impetus to public sector initiatives in support of entrepreneurship?
    Theme: The commercialisation of research in entrepreneurial universities
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PMLAUNCHPAD: [1G] Economic Activation Offices at universities - the present and the future
    Theme: The commercialisation of research in entrepreneurial universities
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PMSOCIAL: [1H] Welcome back! Cocktail Event
    Day 2 (July 20, 2022)
    9 AM - 10 AMOPENING SESSION: [2A] Opening session with a keynote address by Professor Edward Rybicki on the topic Entrepreneurship research for the marketplace followed by a panel discussion
    Theme: Entrepreneurship research for the marketplace
    10 AM - 11 AMSHOWCASE: [2B] Support frameworks for informal entrepreneurs - a discussion with an author of Township Economy - people, spaces and practices, Mr Trishen Govender
    Theme: Entrepreneurship research for the marketplace
    11 AM - 12 PMTHINK TANK: [2C] How might researchers approach and position their research for commercialisation and not only for publication?
    Theme: Entrepreneurship research for the marketplace
    12 PM - 1 PMSHOWCASE: [2D] The EDHE Showcase
    Theme: Entrepreneurship research for the marketplace
    1 PM - 1:30 PMLUNCH BREAK
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PMSHOWCASE: [2E] Entrepreneurship Learning and Teaching for the marketplace | Address by Prof Timothy Tieman on An interdiciplinary teaching methodology to validate market feasibility of business ideas
    heme: Entrepreneurship Learning &
    Teaching for the market
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PMTHINK TANK: [2F] How might commercialisation contribute to curriculum transformation in entrepreneurship education? Lessons, challenges and how to mitigate these in an African context
    Theme: Entrepreneurship Learning &
    Teaching for the market
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PMLAUNCHPAD: [2G] Book launch and cocktail event: The Genesis Project - Building Entrepreneurs for Africa, by Stuart Hendry and Anthony Hill
    Theme: Entrepreneurship Learning &
    Teaching for the market
    Day 3 (July 21, 2022)
    9 AM - 10 AMOPENING SESSION [3A] Opening session with a keynote address by Prof Colin Thakur and an introduction to a Student Entrepreneurship Support tool for South African Universities
    Theme: Student entrepreneurship for the marketplace
    10 AM - 11 AMSHOWCASE: [3B] Red carpet: Meet the category winners of the national EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2021 and be inspired
    Theme: Student entrepreneurship for the marketplace
    11 AM - 12 PMTHINK TANK: [3C] How could incubation and acceleration programmes better prepare studentpreneurs to enter the market?
    Theme: Student entrepreneurship for the marketplace
    12 PM - 1 PMLAUNCHPAD: [3D] Launch of the national EDHE Community of Practice for Entrepreneurial Alumni
    Theme: Student entrepreneurship for the marketplace
    1 PM - 1:30 PMLUNCH BREAK
    1:30 PM - 2 PMSHOWCASE: [3E] Supporting student entrepreneurs: A Public Pledge Ceremony by Senior Student Support Professionals of SA universities
    Theme: Student women in entrepreneurship
    2 PM - 3 PMTHINK TANK: [3F] How might student women create food and financial security for themselves through agripreneurship?
    Theme: Student women in entrepreneurship
    3 PM - 4 PMLAUNCHPAD: [3G] Launch of the first Student Women Economic Empowerment Programme (SWEEP) Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University
    Theme: Student women in entrepreneurship
    4 PM - 6 PMLAUNCHPAD: [3G] Bus trip from Propella to Mandela
    Theme: Student women in entrepreneurship
    Day 4 (July 22, 2022)
    9 AM - 3:30 PMTheme: Student leadership for the business leaders of tomorrow
    Opening Session, Showcase, Think Tank, Launchpad

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Tickets Register

EDHE Lekgotla 2022: In-person attendees

Days 1 to 3.
Available: 07 June – 22 July 2022.

R 950
EDHE Lekgotla 2022: In-person group attendees

Day 1 to 3.
Available: 07 June – 22 July 2022

R 9,500
EDHE Studentpreneurs Indaba 2022: In-person attendees (Day 3 and 4 only)

Day 3 & 4 only.
Available: 07 June – 22 July 2022.

R 400
EDHE Studentpreneurs Indaba 2022: In-person attendees (Day 4 only)

Day 4 only.
Available: 07 June – 22 July 2022.

R 200
EDHE Lekgotla 2022: In-person Speakers

Day 1 to 4.
Available: 07 June – 22 July 2022.

Free
EDHE Lekgotla 2022: Virtual attendees

Day 1 to 3.
Available: 23 June – 22 July 2022.

Free
EDHE Studentpreneurs Indaba 2022: Virtual attendees

Day 3 and 4 only.
Available: 23 June – 22 July 2022.

Free
EDHE Lekgotla 2022: Virtual Speakers

Day 1 to 4.
Available: 07 June – 22 July 2022.

Free
EDHE Studentpreneurs Indaba 2022: In-person group attendees (Day 4 only)

Day 4 only.
Available: 07 June – 22 July 2022.

R 4,000
EDHE Studentprenuers Indaba 2022: In-person Speakers

Day 4.
Available: 07 June – 22 July 2022.

Free
EDHE Studentpreneurs Indaba 2022: Virtual Speakers

Day 4.
Available: 07 June – 22 July 2022.

Free

Enquiries

Should you have any registration invoicing enquiries, please contact: 

  • Zamaswazi Shabangu

            Email: zamaswazi@usaf.ac.za

            Phone: +27(73) 800 6120 

 

  • Desree Boloka 

            Email: desree@usaf.ac.za 

            Phone: +27(71) 529 1636 

Social media

We would like to invite our stakeholders to follow us on social media before the Lekgotla, as well as during the event to keep up to date with the excitement, news and competitions during the four days. Join the EDHE community today, if you have not done so yet. 

 

Speakers

  • Dr Alex Bignotti (Senior lecturer in social entrepreneurship at University of Pretoria)

    Dr Alex Bignotti

    Senior lecturer in social entrepreneurship at University of Pretoria

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  • MB

    Mr Hennie Botes

    CEO of Moladi Construction Technology

  • Ms Whané Constable (Treasurer of the SWEEP Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University)

    Ms Whané Constable

    Treasurer of the SWEEP Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University

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  • MD

    Mr Terry Dray

    Director: Employability and Employer Engagement of Keele University

  • DE

    Dr Abiodun Egbetokum

    Assistant Director: Research of National Centre for Technology Management

  • Prof Shelley Farrington (Professor in the Department of Business Management at Nelson Mandela University)

    Prof Shelley Farrington

    Professor in the Department of Business Management at Nelson Mandela University

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  • Mr Stuart Hendry (Genesis Book Author)

    Mr Stuart Hendry

    Genesis Book Author

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  • Prof Anthony Hill (Genesis Book Author)

    Prof Anthony Hill

    Genesis Book Author

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  • Mr Riyaad Ismail (Graduate from the Department of Business Management at Nelson Mandela University)

    Mr Riyaad Ismail

    Graduate from the Department of Business Management at Nelson Mandela University

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  • Ms Felicia Khumalo (Events Officer of the SWEEP Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University)

    Ms Felicia Khumalo

    Events Officer of the SWEEP Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University

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  • Ms Monalisa Mapapu (Co-chairperson of the SWEEP Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University)

    Ms Monalisa Mapapu

    Co-chairperson of the SWEEP Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University

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  • MM

    Ms Ntsiki Mkhize

    Founder and Social Entrepreneur of MentHer

  • PM

    Prof Matshediso Mohapeloa

    Associate Professor at Rhodes University

  • PM

    Prof Maboko Samuel Mphosi

    Managing Director: Agricultural Research

  • Ms Atlehang Nkotha (Chairperson of the SWEEP Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University)

    Ms Atlehang Nkotha

    Chairperson of the SWEEP Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University

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  • Ms Olwethu Nxumalo (Public Relations Officer of the SWEEP Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University)

    Ms Olwethu Nxumalo

    Public Relations Officer of the SWEEP Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University

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  • Ms Karen Snyman (Specialist Student Entrepreneurship at Nelson Mandela University)

    Ms Karen Snyman

    Specialist Student Entrepreneurship at Nelson Mandela University

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  • Prof Colin Thakur (Professor IT at Durban University of Technology)

    Prof Colin Thakur

    Professor IT at Durban University of Technology

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  • PT

    Prof Timothy Tieman

    Managing Director: Innovation Incubator of California State University

  • Ms Sibabaliwe Zwide (Secretary of the SWEEP Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University)

    Ms Sibabaliwe Zwide

    Secretary of the SWEEP Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University

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Exhibitors

Launch
  • The Genesis Project book launch

    Mr Stuart Hendry and Mr Anthony Hill

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