Membership Model

Background and Purpose/Role

In line with the already established three main goal of Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE), the role of the Membership Model is to provide strategic direction and basis in which the members programme will be run for members and communities of practise.
The EDHE Programme is positioned to make entrepreneurship education and training accessible for all students across disciplines. This is a much-needed intervention that would better equip students to successfully participate in the economy upon graduation, regardless of whether they are employed or not and the success of this membership module would accentuate this action.

Communities of Practise

The purpose and role of CoPs in respect to the Membership Programme remain the same as that of the EDHE programme and it is to:

  1. Share relevant knowledge, resources and best practice;
  2. Transfer practical skills;
  3. Influence policy;
  4. Support and promote national EDHE projects regionally and locally; and
  5. Determine success indicators for EDHE.

The current CoPs and their conveners are as follows:

  • EDHE Community of Practice for Student Entrepreneurship:
    • Ms Nadia Waggie, Convener for the EDHE Community of Practice for Student Entrepreneurship and Head of Operations at UCT Careers Service
    • Ms Karen Snyman, Co-convener for the EDHE Community of Practice for Student Entrepreneurship and Student Life and Projects Manager, Nelson Mandela University
  • EDHE Community of Practice in Academia:
    • Dr Thea van der Westhuizen, Convener for the EDHE Community of Practice in Academia and Senior Lecturer & SFTP programme manager – University of KwaZulu-Natal
    • Mr Wise Sambo, Co-convener for the EDHE Community of Practice in Academia and Senior Lecturer at the University of South Africa (Unisa)
  • EDHE Community of Practice for Entrepreneurial Universities
    • Dr Poppet Pillay, Convener of the EDHE Community of Practice for Entrepreneurial Universities and Director of the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Rapid Incubator (CSERI), Durban University of Technology
    • Ms Charleen Duncan, Co-convener for the EDHE Community of Practice for Entrepreneurial Universities & Director: UWC Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • EDHE Community of Practice for Student Entrepreneurship
    • Sandile Mjamba, Convener for the EDHE Studentpreneur Community of Practice
    • Refilwe Mogale, Co-convener for the EDHE Studentpreneur Community of Practice

Benefits of Membership

a) Token of membership
b) Exclusive invitations to selected EDHE events
c) The societal contribution from members (Purposeful partnerships)
d) Professional development for members
e) Build a network

Duration of Membership

The duration of each member’s membership is for a period of 1 year, which is subject to a review at the end of the period.

Application Form

Please download and complete the PDF application form. Email the completed application form to zamaswazi@usaf.ac.za