18 July 2019 Volume :7 Issue :38

Enactus UKZN Placed Third at National Championships

Enactus UKZN Placed Third at National Championships
Enactus Co-Faculty Advisor, Mr Muzomuhle Mhlongo, with UKZN Enactus team members at the organisation’s national championships at the Sandton Convention Centre.Click here for isiZulu version

UKZN’s Enactus team finished in third place behind joint winners the University of Pretoria and the Durban University of Technology at the philanthropic organisation’s South African championships in Johannesburg.

Enactus is described as the “world’s largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators”. The organisation’s network of global business, academic and student leaders are unified by a vision of creating a better and more sustainable world.

On the first day, UKZN competed against teams from the University of Limpopo, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Rhodes University. The competition was tough, but UKZN made it through to the semi-finals where they were pitted against the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Durban University of Technology and the University of Venda.

After more hectic competition UKZN was selected to go through the finals where they did themselves proud finishing third.

All through the events the UKZN team brought the competition venue alive with passionate singing and dancing, while team members won a variety of competition side awards. The 2018/2019 Enactus UKZN President, Mr Siphesihle Sekeleni was awarded the Evan Paulos Leadership Excellence Award for 2019.

UKZN Enactus members were disappointed with the end-result but after hearing from life coach and motivational speaker, Mr Thomas Radebe, their mood improved. ‘You are allowed to feel bad but you are not allowed to be discouraged, said Radebe, who made members say repeatedly: ‘Being among the best means we are the best.’

Words: Nomqhele JD Dube

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