The Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s Regional Local Economic Development Initiative celebrated the success of its Champions Programme with 15 social entrepreneurs being honoured for their hard work and contribution towards their communities. The Champions Programme is a social entrepreneurship development intervention offered to social entrepreneurs to accelerate and extend changes in their communities across KwaZulu-Natal.
The Local Economic Development Champions Alumni Network – which is a platform where KwaZulu-Natal’s social entrepreneurs can regularly network, share resources and enhance collaborations – is the latest deliverable development from the partnership between the KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Department (EDTEA) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The Champions Alumni Network (CAN), which
Effective Local Government for Radical Economic Transformation was the theme of the recently held Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative (RLEDI) Winter School. The two-day event, held at the Royal Hotel in Durban, was hosted by the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs
The role of small towns in post-apartheid South Africa was the topic of a guest lecture delivered at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) by the Director of the Centre for Small Towns Regeneration Ms Phila Xuza. As a leading strategist, scholar and practitioner of spatial economic development in African small towns, Xuza
Entrepreneur and co-founder of Iziko Stoves Mr Lindo Duma is positively transforming the Durban community by employing rehabilitated substance abusers and helping them reintegrate into society. Iziko Stoves are innovative cooking and braai stoves made from recycled geysers, gas cylinders and paint drums. The stoves can utilise various fuel sources and are sold by rehabilitated
The Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s Regional Local Economic Development Initiativecelebrated the success of its Champions Programme as 12 social entrepreneurs recently showcased how their entrepreneurial ventures are benefiting their communities. The Champions Programme is a community development initiative that is part of a partnership between the KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Department