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Innovative Entrepreneurship Programme Being Launched at UKZN Management academic Dr Thea van der Westhuizen, together with colleagues from different disciplines in the College of Law and Management Studies and her full time masters and PhD students, will host an entrepreneurship initiative on UKZN’s Westville campus titled “SHAPE (Shifting Hope Activating Potential Entrepreneurship) Programme”. The initiative will run for …

Lekgotla Conference Videos

Interview with Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training at Lekgotla Dr Taddy Bletcher on the next frontier of National Entrepreneurship Development What is UKZN’s SHAPE project? SHAPE Bursary Promo Download PDF Preliminary Programme EDHE Lekgotla Ver 5 Download PowerPoint Teaching and Learning of Entrepreneurship in Higher Education UKZN UKZN SHAPE Team Presentation_National Legotla 2017

Inspiring SA’s Youth Entrepreneurs

South African students and school-leavers are going through a wave of intense negativity and lack of enthusiasm in the face of an uncertain future. Fortunately, there is hope to be found in Dr Thea van der Westhuizen’s doctoral thesis that explores ways to boost entrepreneurship among our youth. Dr Van der Westhuizen, an academic at …

Youth leadership needs new approach

“The youth lack inspiration and motivation, both from within and above” said Dr Thea van der Westhuizen, adacemic at teh University of KwaZulu-Natal. A stronger entrepreneurial environment among the youth is the most powerful vehicle with which to create economic activity and calm frustrations of unemployment and lack of skills development. Currently, the unemployment rate …