The Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme – which was established in 2016 “with humble beginnings” – is broadening its scope from creating business in its strictest sense to broadening the definition of entrepreneurship.

Mr Richardt Kok (left), EDHE’s Stakeholder Manager, says the programme expanded from starting a movement to building a community with a vision of equipping every student and graduate to participate in the economy.

At the recent Executive Leadership Workshop that was held in Cape Town, sponsored by the British Council, Kok gave an overview of the objectives and mandate of the EDHE Economic Activation Offices. He explained: “There are three levels of engagement, from student level to academics and support professionals, right through to the executive leadership within our universities. We try and advance the entrepreneurship agenda to all of them.”