The School of Economic and Management Sciences will launch the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Research (CEDAR) on 1 December 2022.

The CEDAR aims to blend theory and practice to create knowledge, improve understanding and challenge critical thinking in entrepreneurship and enterprise management.

The focus of the CEDAR is on shaping an appropriate response to the economic reality of the Northern Cape by bringing the intellectual effort of a University, through its research and its teaching, to the project of extending the reach of social justice to the most marginal of the surrounding community.

It is envisaged that the CEDAR will create a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem intended to contribute positively to the Northern Cape economy by focusing on three main objectives: pedagogy, entrepreneurship development and research. Through its establishment, the CEDAR seeks to improve the academic experience of students and ultimately the standard of living in communities.

Members of the public, staff and students are invited to attend the launch by streaming the event on the SPU YouTube Channel, link: