Construction Economics Students participated in Enactus World Cup 2013

Posted on November 26, 2013

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South Africa was being ranked as one of the top 8 of 36 countries, comprising of more than 1600 Enactus universities, technicons and institutions worldwide. The University of Pretoria finished under the Top 16 teams out of 1600 Enactus teams, meaning the University of Pretoria ended in the top 1.6% of Enactus teams.

Sesitwa stated that they attended and watched panel discussions by top leaders and top to future-top forums, speakers and sessions which provided engagement and collaboration opportunities for them. (See full report)

For the results and overview on the World Cup, please visit this page http:/enactus.org/worldcup/2013-results/

Participants had to erect a cultural fair stall as part of the activities and each member was required to dress up as something distinctively South African. Thulasizwe rented a Mandela mask from a costume shop in Pretoria and went as former president Nelson Mandela. According to Thulasizwe the cultural fair was a great opportunity to network with different people and experience other cultures and their people. (See full report)

Dr Rina Wilken, Head: Student Development and Faculty Advisor for Enactus UP commented as follows:

‘As Enactus UP, the experience we gained and our exposure to brilliant business minds has inspired us to create an even greater impact in the communities in which we are a part of. It was humbling for us to engage with students from around the world, who share the same goal: to bring about social change through entrepreneurship. The networks and friendships we have made will ensure that Enactus UP and Enactus SA grow from strength to strength.’
 

Published by Elzane Van Eck

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