Professor in, Department of Entrepreneurship; Supply Chain; Tourism; logistics and Transport
University of South Africa
Professor Evelyn G Chiloane-Tsoka is currently a Professor of Entrepreneurship in the School of Public and Operations Management Sciences at Unisa. She obtained her Doctoral degree of Commercii in May 2009 with the University of Johannesburg. Professor Chiloane –Tsoka has extensive years of experience and her research focus is on Small business and Entrepreneurship.
Her statement of believe is built upon sharing knowledge and capacity building that is sustained by her different roles in participating with government and Universities in creating a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and value chain. This ensures to resolve graduate unemployment while creating awareness that entrepreneurship is a career. In 2012, Prof Chiloane-Tsoka was offered to conduct a desk research on TVET Colleges in SA that underpins their readiness to host entrepreneurship centers. This was a project in collaboration with Dti and Netherlands. This role allowed her visibility towards TVET Colleges and thus, a Chairperson. Served as a board for Umalusi advisory framework for council during 2013-2016. In 2017 September and October, she was invited as a visiting Professor to China Ningbo University to conduct research on hosting center for Entrepreneurship and Incubation. In 2018 she was a visiting professor in Botswana on a collaborative partnership with Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) seeking the partnership for BA ISAGO University. In this University she assisted in formulating policy for stakeholder management, Incubation set-up and presented the public lecture on the transformation of entrepreneurial mindset in the 21st century.
In Unisa, she is directly involved in supervising master’s and Doctoral students. Manage MOU implementation that is undertaken for the department. Host 2013-2017 Summit, Public lecture, Student Entrepreneurship Week for 2017-2018. Facilitator of DHET lekgotla for 2017. Her major strength is on skill transfer for young academics in the department. She also serves in different portfolios and community engagement. Engage in research matters for the Department of Supply chain, Entrepreneurship, tourism, transport, and logistics.
Prof is also engaged with other departments for research. She is involved in quality assurance for modules in the department. Of current, she is conducting climate change research that informs policy on strategies to mitigate the impact of climate change affecting SMMEs.