Article by Camilla Pennington

A recent article featured on IOL quotes Professor Deresh Ramjugernath, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal as saying, “If we really want to see the significant economic growth and job creation that we are seeing in developing countries, we must have real innovation in medium and hi-tech entrepreneurship”.  Our most recent Candidate Insights survey further reveals that when asked to identify aspirational employers of choice the fourth most preferred option among recent graduates is “self-employment”.  These insights led us to asking what, if any, initiatives are in place in Higher Education to drive the development of entrepreneurship among young talent?  We were delighted to discover that the Department of Higher Education and Training have already identified this need with some exciting developments on the cards.  We chatted to Dr Norah Clarke, Project Manager: Entrepreneurship Development, Department of Higher Education and Training.

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