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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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Event information

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

  • Opening remarks
    8:30 AM - 8:40 AMOpening Remarks
    Master of Ceremonies (Amandla Didiza and Lucia )
    Ice breaker and welcome activity
    8:40 AM - 9:25 AMIce breaker and welcome activity
    Drumming SA
    9:25 AM - 9:30 AMOpening and Welcome
    Ms Zana Boshoff, Project Manager: Entrepreneurship, EDHE, Universities South Africa (USAf)

    Ms Zana Boshoff

    Project Manager: Entrepreneurship, EDHE (USAf) at Universities South Africa

    9:30 AM - 9:40 AMIntroduction of the EDHE Studentpreneurs Community of Practice
    Mr Chad Lucas, Chairperson of the EDHE Studentpreneurs Community of Practice

    Mr Chad Lucas

    Chairperson for the national EDHE Studentpreneurs CoP. at Potokela Utilities

    9:40 AM - 9:50 AMIntroduction of the Student Woman Economic Empowerment Programme (SWEEP) Student Chapter
    Ms Atlehang Nkotha, Chairperson of the Nelson Mandela SWEEP Student Chapter

    Ms Atlehang Nkotha

    Chairperson of the SWEEP Student Chapter at Nelson Mandela University

    9:50 AM - 9:55 AMFUNDI studentshop environment
    Ms Bulelwa Tutani, Stakeholder and Partner Relationship Manager
    9:55 AM - 10:00 AMIntroduction: Student leadership for the business leaders of tomorrow
    Dr Oliver Seale, Director Higher Education Leadership & Management (HELM), Universities South Africa (USAF)
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AMKeynote Address
    Mr Sandras Phiri, CEO and Founder of Pranary.com
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AMRound table discussion: Sharing the journeys of Student Entrepreneurs.
    Facilitator: Mr Amandla Didisa & Mr Sandile Shabalala, Senior Student Engagement Officer, EDHE
    Ms Tshegofatso Masenya, founder of GoShare and the EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2021
    Studentpreneur of the Year
    Mr Tinus Potgieter, founder of BlomSkok Technologies and the EDHE Entrepreneurship
    Intervarsity 2021 Innovative Business Ideas Category winner.
    Ms Chido Dzinotyiwei, founder of Vambo Academy and the EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity
    2021 Existing Business - Tech category winner.
    Ms Mashoto Mphahlele, founder of Mash Organics and the EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity
    2021 Existing Business - General category winner.
    11:00 AM - 11:15 AMLeadership in a changing world of work
    In person: Dr Bernadette Johnson (Wits), Ms Brightness Mangolothi (HERS-SA), Mr Jerome
    September (Wits), Ms Michelle Buchler Online: Dr Matete Madiba (UP), Ms Tonia Overmeyer
    (SU), Dr Birgit Schreiber
    11:15 AM - 11:30 AMTea Break
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PMLeadership in a changing world of work
    In person: Dr Bernadette Johnson (Wits), Ms Brightness Mangolothi (HERS-SA), Mr Jerome
    September (Wits), Ms Michelle Buchler Online: Dr Matete Madiba (UP), Ms Tonia Overmeyer
    (SU), Dr Birgit Schreiber
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PMLunch
    2:00 PM - 3:35 PMLeadership in a changing world of work
    In person: Dr Bernadette Johnson (Wits), Ms Brightness Mangolothi (HERS-SA), Mr Jerome
    September (Wits) Online: Dr Matete Madiba (UP),
    3:35 PM - 3:45 PMUpcoming EDHE opportunities for students and announcement of the #SEW Student Design Competition winners for 2022
    Mr Sandile Shabalala, Senior Student Engagement Officer, EDHE and Ms Frances Zowa,
    Administrator and Project Lead, SWEEP, EDHE
    Showcase: Highlights video of Intervarsity 2021 and Awards event 2021
    #SEW2021, Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2022, Studentpreneurs Indaba 2023, SWEEP, NASDEV
    Handover by Mr Nqobizwe Mahlangu, Deputy Chairperson of the EDHE Studentpreneurs
    Community of Practice
    3:45 PM - 4:00 PMClosing Remarks
    Dr Oliver Seale, Dr Norah Clarke

    Dr Norah Clarke

    Director: Entrepreneurship of Universities South Africa (USAf)

    4:00 PM - 4:45 PMVote of Thanks
    Mr Chad Lucas, Chairperson of the EDHE Studentpreneurs Community of Practice

    Mr Chad Lucas

    Chairperson for the national EDHE Studentpreneurs CoP. at Potokela Utilities

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Tickets

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 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. 

 

Exhibitors

Launch
  • The Genesis Project book launch

    Mr Stuart Hendry and Mr Anthony Hill

Announcements
  • NASDEV Women in Leadership Conference 2022 Invitation

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