Transitioning from the Informal to the Formal Economy: Charleen Duncan Explores A Problem Of Crisis Proportions

The informal economy plays a vital role in creating jobs and reducing poverty. The sector employs 2-billion people globally and 2.4-million people in South Africa – representing 17% of SA’s labour force – and provides for the economic needs of many more. South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) recognises the growth potential of the informal sector and projects that …

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Five of the Best Budding UWC Entrepreneurs Head To Intervarsity Competition

Entrepreneurship is all about innovation and creativity, and many student entrepreneurs displayed just that when they pitched their ideas at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) internal round of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition. But only five of the best aspiring student entrepreneurs could go through to the next round.  The five students – all women – …

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Human-centred thinking in a virus-centred world

The University of the Western Cape’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) hosted its first webinar on 13 July 2020. The webinar, titled ‘Human-centred Design: Creative solutions to critical challenges in South Africa’, was aimed at a general audience as well as the CEI’s core audience of students and entrepreneurs. With universities in their fifth …

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The face of the future for techpreneurs

The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted a webinar entitled ”Technpreneurship” Is this a viable option for your future”.  Techpreneurs produce and sell technology products, services, and processes to those who use technology to operate or improve a business. In a recent article published by the Malaysian online news platform The Star, Dr. Aliza Sarlan …

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Finlit Challenge – Winners | Video | Pictures

The UWC FinLit Challenge was about students redesigning the financial literacy experience of young adults aged 18-25 years. The challenge was offered by Metropolitan’s (MMI Foundation), in partnership with UWC Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) and Innovate South Africa. It created an opportunity for students to bring their voice and perspective to a very pertinent issue in South …

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Precious Penny Team starting their internship

  Employability opportunity with UWC Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Make the most of the internship, team Precious Penny!   The UWC/Metropolitan FINLIT Challenge challenge concluded in May and saw 5 University of the Western Cape (UWC) students win the challenge and earn an internship to design and develop an innovative financial literacy programme for …

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CEI helps suppliers to optimise their businesses at Purco SA

More than 20 Suppliers successfully completed a 5-day SED programme at *PurcoSA offices in Midrand, facilitated by Brian Adams of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) of the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The course focused on helping suppliers to optimise their businesses to deliver ongoing value as key economic players in the …

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Precious Penny – UWC Students & Metropolitan Help Youth Face Financial Future

Precious Penny: UWC FINLIT Winners working on Financial Literacy Campaign with Metropolitan When providing for your financial future, and the financial futures of generations to come, every penny is precious – so it’s no surprise that Precious Penny won the UWC/Metropolitan FINLIT Challenge, and the chance to educate and empower their fellow youth. The UWC/Metropolitan …

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