As Lead Research Consultant Angela oversees the research and consulting projects at the Sustainability Institute. Angela also focuses heavily on entrepreneurial education and social innovation for sustainability and leads on the entrepreneurship programmes for the Stellenbosch University Diploma Programme.
Consulting projects in entrepreneurship development include working with the Pan African University for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) in Algeria to implement a Master’s Programme that is grounded in entrepreneurial principles thus allowing students to be more entrepreneurial and employable. This multi-stakeholder initiative is a directive of the African Union (AU) and is funded and supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
In addition to Angela’s entrepreneurship curiosity, she has a keen interest in sustainable food systems. As a food systems researcher (and a passionate chef) Angela is particularly interested in the claims made for more sustainable alternatives and in the role that power relations play in the food system. Her PhD will therefore focus on how agency and structure enable or prohibit entrepreneurial activity in the context of land reform.
Prior to the SI, Angela spent a decade in entrepreneurship development at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation (AGOF), a philanthropic initiative that invests deeply in entrepreneurship development in Southern Africa. At AGOF her work ranged from programme research and design to programme management and execution. In both her roles at the SI and AGOF Angela has developed a robust understanding of entrepreneurship education and tertiary education institutions, particularly for the South African context.
Angela holds a BA in Value Policy Studies and a MPhil in Sustainable Development from the University of Stellenbosch.