The Pan-African Enterprise Research Council (PAERC) 2020 Conference offers various tracks which include but not limited to:

Entrepreneurship in the New Normal; Business Support Programs and Network; Sustainable Environment Through Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship & the 4th Industrial Revolution; GIG/Sharing Economy; Issues of Entrepreneurship Across; the African Diaspora; Policy Environment and Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century; SMEs/SMMES and Cooperatives as Engines of Local Economic Development; Township Economy & Informal Enterprises; Women in Entrepreneurship; Youth and Student Entrepreneurship; Migrant Entrepreneurship in Africa.

The online conference is hosted by the Nelson Mandela University and co-hosted by the University of Fort Hare in South Africa.



The Department of Economics at Nelson Mandela University presented a webinar on Monday, 2 November 2020, to unpack the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement of 28 October 2020 in tandem with the government’s recent Reconstruction and Recovery Plan (RRP). The topic for the webinar was “The South African Economic Recovery Plan and the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, two weeks apart, are they synchronised?” Emeritus Professor Charles Wait is the main speaker at the online event.