Entrepreneurship is as essential to reducing crippling poverty and unemployment as it is to boosting the economy. These were the opening remarks of Dr Engela van Staden (below left), Vice-Rector: Academic at the University of the Free State, at last week’s Executive Leadership Workshop (#ELW) of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme.

The workshop, themed Entrepreneurship at Universities, was convened by Universities South Africa’s EDHE Programme that is being implemented in partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The British Council and Stellenbosch University were also important collaborators on EDHE’s ELW 2021.