Studentpreneur to compete at finals

The Annual National Intervarsity Student Entrepreneurship Competition is hosted by Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE), across all 26 public universities in South Africa. This is an initiative established by the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation.

The purpose of this competition is to identify top student entrepreneurs at these universities in order to recognize and showcase their businesses and to encourage investment into such student businesses.

5 studentpreneurs were selected to represent SPU at the regional rounds that took place in July 2020. After competing against studentpreneurs from four other universities, Ms Pako Ramogogane of SPU won the EDHE Intervarsity Regional Rounds.

Her accomplishment is remarkable because she beat a total of 3500 entrants from all 26 universities when she won in the New Ideas Category for her campus driving school business idea. She has secured a spot as one of the top 27 studentpreneurs to compete at the national rounds in November 2020.

“The School of Economic and Management Sciences is proud of Ms Ramogogane’s achievement and we wish her the best in the national rounds”, said Head of School Professor Pierre Joubert.

Ms Gail Motlhaudi, the Student Entrepreneurship Coordinator, said “We are proud of this achievement as Ms Ramogogane is not only representing the School of Economic and Management Sciences but Sol Plaatje University at a national level. With it being Women’s Month, it is great to see Ms Ramogogane wave the female entrepreneurship flag high”.

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