Welcome to The Inhlanyelo Hub

The Inhlanyelo Hub is Proudly Supported by UNISA

Do you need Business Guidance?

Tailor-made, bespoke advice and mentoring services based on client needs.

Do you need a working space?

We have a range of co-working spaces available within our premises.

Do you need funding for your business?

We work with other organisations to assist its members seeking to raise funding.


The Inhlanyelo Hub

The Inhlanyelo Hub seeks to encourage, grow, and support entrepreneurship and self-employment amongst UNISA students, academics, staff, and alumni by leveraging the UNISA ecosystem to connect them to business support, market opportunities and funding.

Encourage Grow Support

At the Inhlanyelo Hub we provide a dynamic, collaborative, and supportive environment to help you realise your entrepreneurial potential. All qualifying businesses benefit from our unique, bespoke, and high-quality enterprise support – accelerate your business. Grow with us!
Co-working spaces available.

From the desk of the Interim CEO

Reflecting on 2023, the Inhlanyelo Hub marks a year of foundational achievements and significant growth. Officially registered on March 30, the Hub’s establishment at the Sunnyside Campus represents not just the creation of a new physical space, but also a strengthened partnership with the University of South Africa (UNISA). This year saw the appointment of independent members to the board of directors, the adoption of key policies, and the structuring of the Hub, signalling a robust framework for future initiatives.


Despite facing challenges, such as the departure of a key member of our staff, the Hub’s team, enriched by the experiences of Dr Tapiwa Muzata, Prof. Annemarie Davis, Ms. Nomsa Nkabinde, Ms. Oageng Mokoka-Nalwamondo, and Ms Thembeka Ntuli-Mpapama, has shown great resilience and dedication. Ms Ntuli-Mpapama has particularly contributed to the Hub’s visibility in our marketing and communication efforts. Noteworthy achievements include the selection of Inhlanyelo Hub for the Economic Activation Office (EAO) in collaboration with Universities South Africa and the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Programme. This initiative aims to centralize entrepreneurship efforts at UNISA.


The Drone Divas Programme stands out, empowering women in the drone industry, with the first cohort already achieving significant successes. Additionally, the launch of the Design Thinking and Deep Tech Deep Science Programme underscores the Hub’s commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.


Looking forward, 2024 promises further advancements. In anticipation of the certification of the inaugural Drone Divas cohort, the Hub is set to continue its successful programs, fostering a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem. Building upon the collective efforts of 2023, which laid a solid foundation, the team is eager to expand the Hub’s impact and unlock its full potential in the coming year.


Best regards
Prof Raphael Tabani Mpofu

Prof Raphael Tabani Mpofu

We have many amenities in our coworking space

Our space has facilities such as:

  • Shared Workspaces
  • Serviced Offices
  • Serviced Meeting Rooms
Shared Workspaces

Grow your business and work closely with those around you.

Serviced Meeting Rooms

Give your clients a sense of professionalism with our serviced meeting rooms

Serviced Offices

Fully furnished offices are available.

Event Spaces

Host a workshop or even a gathering to grow your footprint


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Given our rootedness in South Africa and the African continent, Unisa today can truly claim to be the African university in the service of humanity. It is this rich history and heritage that has led to Unisa forming a subsidiary, the Inhlanyelo Hub as a way of embracing the need to adapt to the global economic and social environment of the 21st century by harnessing new and emerging technologies and solution to catapult South Africa and the African continent into a sustainable development through entrepreneurship development.

Advice & Mentoring

Discover a variety of mentorship opportunities with us.

The Inhlanyelo Hub has a variety of tailor-made, bespoke advice and mentoring services based on client needs. We have access to a large network of excellent business coaches and mentors as well as business experts in areas such as finance, tax, strategy, innovation, legal and market development.

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