Universities and higher educational facilities no longer need to produce graduates who become job seekers rather, in the current economic climate, they need to generate job creators.

This was the stance of Ms Nombulelo Ncube (far left, below), one of the students and entrepreneurs in a discussion with Ms Phetha Mchunu (middle, below) Chairperson of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Community of Practice for Studentpreneurs.

They were discussing entrepreneurship development in higher education as part of the 2nd Universities South Africa (USAf) Higher Education Conference, conducted in collaboration with the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

Ncube is from the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) and is currently studying for an advanced diploma in human resource management and is involved in two companies; one which specialises in resource and business management consulting and the other which is a mechanical and electrical engineering supply group.