A delegation from Hewlett-Packard (HP) comprising Mr Yesh Surjoodeen and Ms Nazley Davies had a very fruitful exploratory meeting with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Corporate Services, Dr Robert Martin on Friday 03 December 2021. The meeting took place in the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Corporate Services’ Office. Present in the meeting was the Director Community Engagement, Prof Vhonani Netshandama and Director Marketing Branding and Communication Dr Takalani Dzaga. 

During the meeting, the delegation from HP Inc, the manufacturers of personal computers and printers, presented that they had initiated a series of online courses including those that are intended to promote entrepreneurship on their platform HP Life. They also shared information about a project called “Be Change maker”. The presentation stimulated interest of the University team. 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Corporate Services shared with the delegation the University’s strategic direction and focused more on the Entrepreneurial University Strategic Thrust. He also shared the issues that differentiate the University and unique matters like the University’s location in the Vhembe Biosphere and that the University is strategically located as a gateway to Africa. 

The parties had a mutually fruitful engagement and they unanimously settled to take the discussion forward at the beginning of 2022. 

Issued by: 

Department of Marketing, Branding & Communication 

University of Venda 
Tel: (015) 962 8525 /8710 
Date: 08 December 2021 

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