Studentpreneur elected as deputy chairperson

In March 2021, the 3rd annual Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Kick-Off took place virtually across 3 days, with a key focus on encouraging entrepreneurship against all odds. Final year SPU BCom student, Chad Lucas, a former SPU EDHE intervarsity regional candidate joined this online event that included champions for entrepreneurship development across South African universities.

This platform was used to reflect on the EDHE and presented the opportunity to elect new leadership to serve on the national Studentpreneurs CoP. Its purpose is to leverage and build support structures that may aid small businesses owned by students and thus serve as a mouthpiece for student entrepreneurship by identifying the challenges faced as well as the opportunities for student entrepreneurs at higher education institutions.

At this event, Mr Lucas was officially elected as Deputy Chairperson of the national EDHE Studentpreneur CoP. He will be guided by Ms Gail Motlhaudi, Lecturer in the School of Economic and Management Sciences, who is a standing member of the national EDHE CoP for Student Entrepreneurship (staff) and will be working closely alongside Ms Phetha Mchunu from the University of the Witswatersrand, who was also elected as Chairperson.

We wish Mr Lucas the very best as he takes on this new and exciting position as an ambassador of Sol Plaatje University.

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