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Written by Thandiwe Jumo Photo Credit: JONIVINS.COM
A “Meet Your Business Friend Day” event hosted by the SHAPE (Shifting Hope, Activating Potential Entrepreneurship) in partnership with UKZN, the eThekwini Municipality and the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) created a platform for networking and sharing of ideas between established entrepreneurs, business professionals and entrepreneurship students.
The event, at the Durban Undersea Club, allowed business professionals to share their knowledge and entrepreneurship skills as well as their contribution towards their KwaZulu-Natal’s Regional Economic Development with the students who in turn shared their entrepreneurial aspirations with the professionals. It is envisaged that through such social entrepreneurship initiatives – which expose students to the business industry and the business industry to the students – partnerships will be created which contribute towards stimulating entrepreneurial thinking and a start-up culture essential to the sustainability and economic growth of KwaZulu-Natal.
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