South Africa

The Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme introduced the EDHE Entrepreneurship Learning and Teaching Excellence Awards in 2022. This initiative aims to showcase innovation and shared teaching and learning practices for entrepreneurship within the sector. The excellence award acknowledges the importance of practical and relevant teaching methods in fostering an entrepreneurial culture at higher learning institutions.

The EDHE Entrepreneurship Learning and Teaching Excellence Awards calls upon academics and support professionals who have developed credit-bearing entrepreneurship modules, programmes, or courses to participate. Entrants stand a chance to win R10,000 for their university and showcase their work on a national platform.


  • Round 1 requires you to submit a 300-word abstract of an innovative credit-bearing programme, short course, module, or initiative at your institution. 
  • These abstracts will be adjudicated and shortlisted, following which the successful applicants selected into Round 2 will be required to draft a 6000-word case study describing their programme and its outcomes. 
  • In Round 3 the top 5 finalists will be invited to deliver a 10-minute presentation to showcase the initiative to an online panel of judges, followed by the
    announcement of the top 3 Case Studies. 
  • Announcement of the overall winner will take place at the annual EDHE Awards event in Johannesburg on the 29th of November 2024.

For more information and submission of applications, click here.

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