The year 2018 has been very good for Enactus MUT. The team was outstanding at the annual national competition on 12 and 13 July 2018 at Sandton Convention Centre. They won three out of six awards available, taking first place in the General Electrical Challenge, beating six teams from other universities that made it to the finals. For their trouble the team won R50 000, which Mfundo Mpulo, the President of Enactus MUT, said would be re-invested in their renewable energy projects. Enactus MUT achieved second place in scalability challenge, sponsored by Nedbank. This award was presented to teams that were able to scale their projects and to utilise a systematic approach to identify and sequence development intervention. The MUT team also won second place in Harmony Local Economic Development (LED). In this category teams were judged based on how they worked with the local municipality to uplift the local community.
Enactus MUT also participated in the annual national competitions where they acquired fifth position. “For all we achieved, we would like to thank our stakeholders and sponsors who assisted us. Some of these were Dr Papi Numbi, and Sibongiseni Masondo, both of Electrical Engineering; Prof Karabo Shale, Research Professor at Natural Sciences faculty, the office of the Dean of Students; IRDCE; and the TSC.”
In the same national completion, Mfundo, a third year Accounting student was named student leader of the year 2018 out of the 2590 Enactus students in the country.