Professor Deresh Ramjugernath, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at Stellenbosch University, warned higher education leaders at Universities South Africa’s third Executive Leadership Workshop (ELW) in Stellenbosch last week: “A lot of our universities are going to go extinct.”

He was speaking to an audience comprising, in the main, deputy vice-chancellors and executive and other leaders involved in entrepreneurship development at South Africa’s public universities, at an event held under the auspices of USAf’s Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme.