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Univen Innovative Growth Company UIGC provides the University of Venda with an independent stream of income.


he Univen Innovative Growth Company (UIGC) Pty (Ltd) is a company solely owned by the University of Venda. The company has a robust database of professional consultants and trainers who, respectively, provide quality services at competitive rates and offer accredited short courses.

• UIGC GarCle has been providing independent cleaning and maintenance services since 2017.

Vision To contribute to the field of skills development for South Africa and beyond and to be a sustainable third-stream income for the University of Venda. Mission To offer critical client-based services through short skills programmes, consultancy and commercial ventures in a financially viable and sustainable manner in pursuance of university strategic objectives. Mandate UIGC is tasked with the responsibility to generate third-stream income through the units. The UIGC units are: • Univen Commercial Unit. • Univen Consultancy Unit. • Editing and Proofreading Unit (EPU). • Statistics and Research Design Unit. • Univen Centre for Continuing Education (UCCE). In addition, the Univen Store sells university-related clothing such as golf shirts and caps, there are programmes covering animal production and farm equipment and five subsidiary companies operate under the UGIC banner. The companies are: • UIGC Securities, a security company registered with PSIRA. After the university terminated the contract with the private security company which was rendering security services, they partially insourced all security staff members to UIGC in 2016. • The UIGC Travel Agency started operating in 2017. It comprises two travel consultants and a general manager who provide services to Univen staff, government employees as well as the general public.

Contact details Address: Univen Innovative Growth Company (UIGC), University Road, Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province, 0950 Email: | Tel: +27 15 962 8761



• Tshakhuma Barotta UIGC Farm was launched in 2016 as a partnership between UIGC and the community with 49 fulltime employees. Due to the successful revitalisation of the farm, the Tshakhuma Community Trust has agreed to UIGC increasing its shareholding. • U IGC Mining: a partnership created the Duisend-UIGC Mining Consortium (DUMC) which processes and crushes aggregates from the mining of waste rock at Sibanye Stillwater’s Baobab Platinum Mine in the Lebowakgomo area. ■

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