Registrations for the upcoming 6th annual EDHE Lekgotla – the annual gathering of leaders in entrepreneurship in Higher Education, from 19 to 22 July 2022, are open! The Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme is the national platform for the advancement of entrepreneurship at universities.

The EDHE Lekgotla 2022 is being hosted by Universities South Africa (USAf) in collaboration with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), with the support of the five national EDHE Communities of Practice (CoPs). Importantly, the hosting university of this year’s Lekgotla is the Nelson Mandela University in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), thus bringing the Lekgotla to the Eastern Cape for the first time.

The annual Lekgotla is the event where stakeholders experience the current trends in entrepreneurship development, and it also presents participants with an opportunity to not only gain a South African perspective but a more international view on entrepreneurship development as well.

The 2022 edition will be presented in a hybrid format to ensure a memorable in-person experience while providing inclusive and accessible online attendance to all stakeholders and interested persons – local and international.

Key sessions will be streamed via the EDHE YouTube channel, integrated with the events application, Glue Up. The in-person sessions will be hosted at The Boardwalk Hotel, Casino and Convention Centre – a mere 4.8km from Port Elizabeth International Airport and located at Beach Road, Summerstrand, Gqeberha.

The theme of the EDHE Lekgotla 2022 is #movetomarket, informed by the importance of the commercialisation of research, as well as the imperative to position student entrepreneurs for active participation in the economy by entering the market with their products and services.

Who should attend?

The EDHE Lekgotla has always been an inclusive event, open leaders and stakeholders, from South Africa and other African countries with an interest in entrepreneurship in the Higher Education sector. University leaders, staff members with an interest in entrepreneurship, academic faculty; entrepreneurship practitioners or civil servants with a focus on innovation, commercialisation and entrepreneurship, are all welcome to participate in the Lekgotla.

How to register and stay informed

Registrations and payment will take place on the Glue Up event platform. Please register for the EDHE Lekgotla 2022 by downloading the Glue Up App, or register on the web browser using the links provided below to benefit from the following:

After downloading, please use your email address when signing up in the app or web browser and choose a strong password.

Registration Fees

Event Price Days
EDHE Lekgotla 2022 Early-bird tickets:
In-person attendees (available until 17 June 2022)
R 700.00 Day 1 – 3
EDHE Lekgotla 2022 Standard tickets:
In-person attendees
R 950.00 Day 1 – 3
EDHE Lekgotla 2022 Standard tickets:
Virtual attendees
R 200.00 Day 1 – 3
EDHE Studentpreneurs Indaba 2022:
In-person attendees
R 200.00 Day 4
EDHE Studentpreneurs Indaba 2022:
In-person attendees
R 400.00 Day 3 & 4
EDHE Lekgotla 2022: Group of 10 tickets:
In-person attendees
R 9,500.00 Day 1 – 3
EDHE Studentpreneurs Indaba 2022:
Group of 20 tickets: In-person
R 4,00.00 Day 4


Should you have any registration invoicing enquiries, please contact:

Accommodation close to the Boardwalk Hotel

For more information on the available accommodation options please follow the link below:

The event platform

For the EDHE Lekgotla 2022, we will use the Glue Up event platform. Glue Up provides event attendees with a premium and seamless experience that will give you access to all aspects of the event, such as:

  • View the event agenda and plan your schedule;
  • Access handouts, video recordings, or streaming directly within sessions;
  • Utilise the session Q&A;
  • Set up in-person/virtual meetups with other attendees to connect and network;
  • Receive presentation documents and slides; and
  • Participate in virtual engagements to win daily prizes.

Social media

We also would like to invite our stakeholders to follow us on social media before the Lekgotla, as well as during the event to keep up to date with the excitement, news and competitions during the four days. Join the EDHE community today, if you have not done so yet.

Join the EDHE Lekgotla 2022 and be part of the growing entrepreneurship development community in Higher Education!

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