College of Economic & Management Sciences

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship has been identified as a key area of focus in order to achieve sustainable socio-economic development. The College has 2 flagship initiatives that are interrelated to support the growth and capacitating of SMMEs and their owners through developmental programmes and business services. These initiatives are an important priority in order to address the challenges of inequality, poverty and unemployment.

The College facilitates engagements and workshops in collaboration with various stakeholders for beneficiaries in many sectors of our society including, the automotive, financial and hospitality industries as well as government agencies and NGOs, to promote the development of businesses that will create employment and reduce the inequality gap in our nation thus promoting the realisation of the aspirations of the National Development Plan (NDP).

E-Hub

The College of Economic and Management Sciences (CEMS) envisages the establishment of a sustainable entrepreneurship and small business development hub. The need for such an innovation in emanates from its aim to create local jobs and reduce unemployment. The flagship initiative will serve as a centre to facilitate the support of entrepreneurs and smme owners, and also promote research and student in-service learning.

SMME Summit

The development of SMMEs offers potential for sustainable solutions to t problems faced within our SMMEs and our communities. To assist in this regard, the project is aimed at creating a platform where entrepreneurs, SMMEs and other stakeholders can engage in discourse on both theoretical and practical matters that affect the SMME sector to achieve sustainability. The summit is hosted annually with presentations, seminars, exhibitions and workshops to the benefit of existing and prospective SMME owners. We work with key partners to ensure that relevant information and resources are availed for the duration of the Summit and that the participants have access to certain services that will assist with compliance and improving business processes.