About us

UJCfE was launched on 22 September 2006 and established by the University of Johannesburg, as an outreach centre, to facilitate business development in south rural areas and other parts of the African continent.

The University of Johannesburg Centre for Entrepreneurship (UJfCE) is dedicated to providing the best in entrepreneurship education, development and support to create a new breed of future-fit entrepreneurs.


To create the premier entrepreneurial hub in Africa for entrepreneurs, students, partners, and investors – a centre of excellence in building new start-up businesses and creating the future in innovation to
empower entrepreneurs to establish successful businesses that create jobs and alleviate poverty.


  • To empower entrepreneurs;
  • To develop and support business;
  • To achieve Quality Research; and
  • To mobilise stakeholder support through value-adding partnerships.


Future-Fit Entrepreneurs

education1.pngEntrepreneurship is our future. When South Africa's entrepreneurs are 'future-fit', they are ready to take on the world. Helping entrepreneurs prepare for the future is part of UJCfE's mission. The world is changing faster than ever before, and our entrepreneurs need to adjust their skillsets to these new challenges.

Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world, Nelson Mandel

We welcome entrepreneurs to take part in our programmes, attend our events, bring new ideas and fresh thinking, and for academics, sponsors, partners and others to join UJCfE as we prepare for the future of entrepreneurship.