UKZN Students Develop Classified Ads Website
A group of enterprising UKZN students and friends have created Unifieds, an online classified advertising website which caters specifically for UKZN students.
The Unifieds website was developed by third year Supply Chain Management and IT student, Mr Oliver Kongolo, who said the site offered ‘student related products’. Mr Mesaso Mhlongo, Mr Lloyd Ngunze and Mr Lusanda Zweni, then joined Kongolo in coming up with more effective ways to ensure the site’s relevance to students.
Regular NdabaOnline readers may remember Kongolo (23), a part-time model, web and graphic designer, from the student-centred infotainment website Poogle, which he created with Mr Siba ‘Faro’ Dlamini.
Kongolo said he had encountered numerous students who found it difficult to source affordable textbooks, accommodation and other things. The site allows UKZN students to sell items such as textbooks, find private accommodation, search for lift-clubs, look for student jobs and peruse a lost and found column.
Mhlongo said students from various UKZN campuses were working together to make Unifieds a success. ‘Our vision is to expand Unifieds to every university in the country,’ he said.
Zweni, a former Durban University of Technology student, said the website was reliable and allowed students to trade conveniently with other students within close proximity – eg a student from P-Block on the Westville campus could sell a text book to a student in New Res.
The Unifieds team wants to change the way of doing things, moving away from ‘sticking posters on UKZN walls to putting things online. This would in turn be cheaper as well as keep our University walls cleaner,’ said Kongolo.
Visit http://unifieds.co.za/ to get your free advert published.
Like Unifieds on Facebook http://facebook.co.za/unifieds.co.za or follow them on Twitter @unifiedskzn
If you would like to join the Unifieds team, you can contact them here: http://unifieds.co.za/index.php?page=contact