Professor Eunice Seekoe is a Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC): Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement at the Sefako Makgatho University of Health Sciences (SMU). Chosen from a group of six DVCs, Professor Seekoe was last Friday named winner of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Rising Star DVC Award in recognition of remarkable progress in support of entrepreneurship at her institution in 2021. This was at the EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity finals that were hosted in Kempton Park, outside Johannesburg.

Professor Seekoe (above) explained why entrepreneurship was so important in the alleviation of unemployment and for the South African encomy. She also shared how she and her team went about creating a campus climate conducive to entrepreneurship at SMU.