Student Services Hosts Celebratory Dinner for Clubs and Societies
UKZN’s Student Services Division hosted a celebratory dinner on the Westville campus to honour and celebrate the achievements of the University’s clubs and societies.
Clubs and societies recognised included the Golden Key International Honours Association, the Black Lawyers Association, Enactus, and the UKZN Choir. Also honoured were USSA sports medallists for volleyball, karate, women’s soccer, badminton, bodybuilding and basketball.
In his opening address Acting Manager: Student Governance and Leadership Development, Mr Muzomuhle Mhlongo, acknowledged the work done by students in putting the University on the map. Mhlongo, also listed some of the achievements made by clubs and societies, including Enactus - for bringing home seven trophies from the national championships and being placed third in the country; the UKZN Choir - for receiving six trophies in competitions and being placed third out of 18 teams nationally; the Black Lawyers Association - for winning the Southern African Regional Round, with two of their teams finishing first and second nationally; and the Golden Key International Association - for maintaining its gold status and receiving first place for most lives touched and third place for membership drive and personal development.
Executive Director: Student Services, Dr Rose Laka-Mathebula, congratulated students on their achievements and encouraged them to work harder in order to achieve more in all aspects of life. ‘The students of these clubs and societies are great ambassadors and key to maintaining the UKZN brand. As students you need to be natural winners because winning is what you do, so success comes naturally,’ said Laka-Mathebula.
Executive President of the Students Representative Council (SRC), Mr Sanele Hlongwa, said he was proud and pleased with the students’ achievements and challenged the University and Student Services to improve the sporting facilities.
The UKZN Choir and Dancing Club provided entertainment and guests received gifts.
In his closing comments, SRC General Secretary, Mr Siyabonga Khumalo thanked the University, particularly Student Services, for planning and hosting a great evening to celebrate the achievements of students.
Words: Nomqhele Dube