A total of 18 of South Africa’s 26 public universities were represented at the EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2021 finals last week – and the address delivered virtually by Ms Mandisa Cakwe, Acting Chief Director: Teaching, Learning and Research Development in the Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET’s) University Education Branch, was heart-warming.

Both she and the Chief Executive Officer of Universities South Africa (USAf), Professor Ahmed Bawa, noted with pleasure that four institutions had made it to the finals for the first time since the inception of the intervarsity in 2019. “We note this progress as we congratulate Cape Peninsula University of Technology; Mangosuthu University of Technoloy, the University of Western Cape and Walter Sisulu University,” Ms Cakwe said. She commended these institutions for growing an entrepreneurial interest and making it all the way to the finals in this year’s competition