Who are we?

SHAPE (Shifting Hope, Activating Potential Entrepreneurship) is a progressive movement supported by that draws on current societal technologies. SHAPE was founded in 2013 by Dr Thea van der Westhuizen – an academic staff member from UKZN School of Management, Information Studies and Governance. It includes several undergraduate and post graduate research projects, courses and community projects.

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National Research Foundation – The Thuthuka Programme falls within the Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD) Directorate of the NRF.  The goal of the HICD Directorate is to develop institutional research capabilities and infrastructure in parallel with human capital to drive the research and development strategies within the National System of Innovation.

University of KwaZulu- Natal Teaching and Learning Office –  is to provide leadership in all areas of teaching and learning and institutional research to realise the University’s vision, mission and strategic plan with regard to teaching and learning. In fulfilling its mandate, the UTLO seeks to collaborate with academics, researchers and students to create supportive, adaptable and innovative learning environments in which outstanding teaching at all levels is nurtured, recognized and rewarded.

University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Management, Information Technology and Governance – is based on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses. The School offer wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Disciplines of Marketing; Management and Entrepreneurship; Human Resources and Labour Relations; Supply Chain Management; Information Systems and Technology and Public Governance.

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