Prof Shelley Farrington (Professor in Business Management) and Mr Riyaad Ismail (Masters student and Research Assistant in the Department of Business Management), together with Prof Mirjam Knockaert (University of Ghent, Belgium), presented their collaborative project at the 5th Annual EDHE 2021 Lekgotla held from the 11th to the 14th of October 2021 in Pretoria.


Mr Ismail presented the project at the Lekgotla in person, while Prof Farrington and Prof Knockaert joined the presentation virtually. The project, funded by Vlir-Uos, aims to disseminate best practices in university-based student entrepreneurship support at SA universities and develop an online student entrepreneurship development tool. Mr Ismail completed his Masters within the context of the project and will graduate cum laude in December 2021.



At the Lekgotla, Mr Ismail met up with Dr Alex Bignotti from the University of Pretoria, who is also part of the project team, as well as Ms Atlehang Nkotha, who is currently doing her Masters in the Department of Business Management at Nelson Mandela University under the supervision of Prof Farrington. The aim of her study is to map the university-based entrepreneurial ecosystem at Nelson Mandela University.


Contact information
Professor Shelley Farrington
Professor in Business Management
Tel: 27 41 504 2203