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School of Administration & Management

Entrepreneurship in South Africa

Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

Self-study within 8 weeks. Minimum focused learning time required: approximately 96 hours.

Minimum Credits:

Certificate of Completion

NQF Level:

Successful completion of this short course can be included to your portfolio of evidence for RPL consideration


Unassisted Online Learning



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What makes a good entrepreneur? This Online Short Learning Programme will empower you to answer that question. Upskill yourself with the foundational entrepreneurial skills required for starting a business and conceptualising the value proposition of your intended products and services. This Online Short Learning Programme is ideal for any individual who wants to be more entrepreneurial in their own life or business. You might be a student interested in making a career or earning a supplementary income from your talents, or a manager looking to introduce more innovation to your organisation.


  • Chrome browser

  • A desktop / laptop computer (this product is not mobile-friendly)

  • A reliable internet connection with continuous access and a minimum speed of 4MB (this product is not available offline)

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this Online Short Learning Programme.

However, it is recommended that the applicant has achieved English language competence at a level that is equivalent to Grade 12.


This Short Learning Programme consists of the following three units of learning:
  • Unit 1: What is entrepreneurship?

  • Unit 2: Getting out the starting blocks

  • Unit 3: Forming a business

  • Unit 4: Developing products and services

At the end of this Short Learning Programme, you should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the vital role of entrepreneurship in the 21st century

  • Describe the skills and traits required to function effectively as an entrepreneur

  • Explain how entrepreneurial ideas are generated and how they translate into the elevator pitch and the business plan

  • Identify the various types of business entities and the statutory requirements for establishing a new enterprise

  • Describe the product development process and summarise the subsequent product sales process



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