It’s official…the Centre for Entrepreneurship & Rapid INCUBATOR is now part of the Sol Plaatje University family. We encourage all our followers to look for more updates and information on our new transitioning on this page.


Sol Plaatje University (SPU) has incorporated the Upington-based Centre for Entrepreneurship and Rapid Incubator (CfERI) into its fold, effective 1 June 2021.

The CfERI was launched in 2017 as a partnership between the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) and the Vaal University of Technology (VUT). The main purpose of the CfERI is SMME development, job creation and youth development. A secondary focus is currently on entrepreneurship development in black, rural, disabled, and female communities. Services are provided essentially within the Dawid Kruiper local municipal area but are extended to the entire ZF Mgcawu District.

The CfERI was initially established to target youth in three sectors, namely: Tourism, ICT and Agriculture but had to adapt its model to become a provider of business management skills and funding to established entrepreneurs in the three sectors mentioned above.

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