Led by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), in partnership with the Technological Higher Education Network South Africa (THENSA), the Deep Tech Venture Builder will bring together universities of technology, investors, technopreneurs and government to build a dynamic tech ecosystem. South Africa is a country whose inequalities spread across all spheres of life.

From housing to healthcare, education to employment, economic freedom has yet to become a reality for the majority of the nation. While the government has called for the higher education sector to provide solutions to issues like poverty, unemployment and inequality, this legacy of disparity is evident amongst South Africa’s 26 public universities. Historically, universities of technology have lacked the kind of infrastructure, research and development, funding, resources and capacity enjoyed by so-called traditional universities, leaving the playing field deeply unequal.

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