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Leadership and management training are key functions of the UIGC The Univen Innovative Growth Company earns revenue while building local capacity. Courses include: • Public Service and Administration By way of example, this popular course includes units such as the Municipal Finance Management Programme, Multi-Stakeholder Engagement Processes, Local Government Citizen Participation, Local Government Legislative Framework, Local Government Ethics, Values and Integrity, Community Development, Local Economic Development, Policy Management, Implementation and Analysis in the Public Sector and Public Financial Management. • G eneral Management and Responsible Leadership. • Certificate for end-user computing. • Environmental Management. • Integrated Waste Management. • Envirotrac (Environmental Manager’s Certificate of Competency). • Catchment Management Strategy. • Safety Management courses. • Strategic Management. • Supervisory course. • Research Methodology. • Supply Chain and Logistics. • Business Management and Entrepreneurship. • Education and Teacher Development. ■


ne of the most important functions of the Univen Innovative Growth Company is to offer short courses and training. This not only passes on skills and helps local people who might not have had access to education in the past, it earns money for the institution which can then be deployed to help students in need. The training function is currently among the best revenue earners in the UIGC stable, with popular courses being offered and taken up by adults keen to improve their qualifications. The training division has also attracted funding from the private and public sectors. The local municipality has taken advantage of training courses in finance for non-finance managers, integrated development planning (IDP) and Local Economic Development (LED). UIGC venues are used as training sites for students from both the University of Venda and Vhembe TVET College. Profits generated from UIGC enterprises are ploughed back to help fund students attending the university, with an emphasis on assisting those in the “missing middle”. A sum of R8-million was contributed by UIGC in 2016 towards this cause. A large number of courses are offered by UGIC in a wide range of spheres, including local government and environmental management.

Contact details Contact: Dr John Mudau, Chief Executive Officer Email: Khathutshelo Ligege, Personal Assistant to CEO Tel: + 27 15 962 8754 / 61 Email:



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