See them shine
Since its inception in 2013, the EWP has seen female entrepreneurs breaking new ground in numerous fields, such as app development, catering, property development, fashion and interior design, as well as maintenance management.
Others have developed and introduced unique products and services to cater for various niche markets.
Examples include the upcycling of plastic bags into designer rugs for the tourism industry, an eco-friendly mobile carwash for corporates and a taxidermy service tailor-made for the wildlife and hunting industry.
Several of these entrepreneurs are now offering employment to other women in their communities. They are even taking in youngsters as interns, showing them the ropes and teaching them the power of entrepreneurship.
If South Africa is to meet the National Development Plan’s target of creating 11 million jobs by 2030, entrepreneurship – especially among women – needs to be encouraged. The NWU is stepping to the fore as an entrepreneurial enabler by means of its Enterprising Women Programme (EWP).
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