On Thursday morning, MUT staff and students met by the Anniversary Lane to prepare for perhaps the most popular challenge since the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in Lockdowns across the world. This is the Jerusalem Challenge, and MUT is not taking it lying down. Staff and students were warming up for the real challenge which takes place this morning between 11h00 and 13h00 at the Seme Sports Grounds.
The Challenge has taken the social media platforms by storm as various organisations come together to showcase their dance moves and their unity in the face of adversity. Mbali Mkhize, Senior Director, MarComms, said the decision to have this light event was to remind the University staff that it was important to unite amid the gloomy times. “The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of us, there is no two ways about it. This dance challenge is meant to symbolise to staff that we can be happy together, again. We want to unite as the university and live out our values,” said Mbali. “The world is also noticing South African indigenous music. It is therefore befitting that as part of the Heritage month activities, we elevate our music and put it out there for the world to appreciate. Master KG, the songwriter has sparked a global frenzy and as South Africans, we should be amplifying this talent and help him top the music charts just like the Mexicans did with Ay Macarena in the 1990s”, Mbali added.