Membership Model

Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) is a programme of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), funded through the University Capacity Development Programme (UCDP). EDHE is positioned within Universities South Africa (USAf), the representative organisation of the 26 public universities.

EDHE would like to invite all interested parties to become part of the EDHE family. As a general member, you will be notified of all the EDHE related initiatives, news and events.

All university leaders, academics and support professionals with a focus on entrepreneurship are able to sign up for General EDHE membership.  Entrepreneurship development in the general community and in the basic education sector is not within the scope of EDHE alone, but alignment and collaboration with universities is encouraged.

In the proposed new phase of EDHE, the intention is to leverage the strong existing network of CoPs, champions in entrepreneurship development and relationships to capacitate each individual university in a focused, structured and measurable way.  An EDHE member should aim to achieve at least one activity aligned to the three goals of EDHE, aligned with the vision stated below:

  • Equip every studentand graduate for economic participation through entrepreneurial activity and student-focused projects;
  • Support academics across disciplines to develop entrepreneurship through teaching, learning and research; and
  • Support the development of universities as entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystems, which includes relevant policy development.

The following are the required criteria to qualify as a General EDHE Member:

  • To align your work with a particular institution with the vision and objectives of EDHE;
  • Employed at a South African HEI or affiliated organisation under USAf

Benefits of membership:

  1. Token of membership
  2. Exclusivity to EDHE Hybrid events including the annual EDHE Lekgotla
  3. The societal contribution from members
  4. Professional development for members: letter of recognition for contribution to EDHE
  5.  Connection to a national university entrepreneurial eco system
  6. Sharing of knowledge and expertise
  7. Recognition in your university

Membership will be reviewed annually.

General Membership Registration

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For Further Enquiries:

Ms Lerato Makgonyane