In a letter to Professor Marcus Ramogale, the Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Institution, Dr Norah Clarke extended her congratulations on the appointment of Lindokuhle Zulu, an Advanced Diploma in Marketing student, as the Deputy Chairperson of the national Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE). Professor Ramogale is the most relevant induvial to first receive such news. He is one of the main promoters of entrepreneurship at the University. Dr Clarke, Director: Entrepreneurship Universities South Africa, said the EDHE was dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship, “and the development of student entrepreneurship is one of its three pillars”. The EDHE Studentpreneurs Community of Practice (COP) is a forum for universities to identify students who run businesses while studying full-time. “They serve not only as role models and ambassadors for their institutions, but also as the voice of student entrepreneurs informing and guiding us in the EDHE programme,” said Dr Clarke.
Zulu will have responsibilities such as facilitating and chairing meetings, providing leadership, and driving CoP projects aligned with the EDHE goals.
Dr Clarke said the appointment was a “great achievement” for Zulu and was “a testament to the qualities that your institution instills in its students. I do not doubt that he will excel in this new role and contribute greatly to the growth and development of the Studentpreneurs CoP,” said Dr Clarke to Professor Ramogale. Dr Clarke also added that “skills and knowledge acquired from MUT would undoubtedly be invaluable in this new position, and Mr Zulu is sure to make you proud”.
Responding to this appointment, Zulu said he felt “honoured to be part of the national community of practice. I am dedicated to raise the MUT flag higher and higher”. Zulu said he believe that his appointment as Deputy Chair would serve as a “huge inspiration to my peers and the entire MUT student population.”