Developing Entrepreneurship in KZN’S Northern Region

The Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law at the University of Zululand will be hosting its flagship MBALI Entrepreneurship Symposium; a two-day conference geared towards developing entrepreneurship in the northern Zululand region and the country at large. The Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law at the University of Zululand will be hosting its flagship MBALI Entrepreneurship Symposium; a two-day conference geared towards developing entrepreneurship in the northern Zululand region and the country at large.

Several representatives and high profile guests from the various spheres of the entrepreneurship body will be present during the symposium. Among these will be Councillor Mduduzi Mhlongo, the Mayor of the City of uMhlathuze as well as representatives from the ministries of Small Business Development as well as Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs.

The symposium will begin on Wednesday, 13 September 2017, at the Protea Hotel, Richards Bay Waterfront, and end on Thursday, 14 September 2017.

Central to the conference is the creation of an entrepreneurship body which will be comprised of national, provincial and local government; the Zululand Chamber of Commerce; private companies; community formations as well as emerging and established local entrepreneurs. Through this established network, small businesses will be nurtured and capacitated to grow, expand and ultimately employ more people. Another objective of the Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law is to establish an entrepreneurship centre at the University which will see academics in the institution developed into business consultants who will intervene in the co-operative and small business arena.

The event will take place as follows:

Dates: Wednesday, 13 September to Thursday, 14 September 2017
Times: 08h30 to 16h15 on Wednesday, 13 September / on 09h00 to 15h45 on Thursday, 14 September 2017
Place: Protea Hotel, Richards Bay Waterfront

– Naledi Hlefane