MUT raises the bar in hosting the regional EDHE competition

From left, Nokuthula Ngcongo, Ntombifuthi Mthembu, Student Entrepreneurial Coordinator, and Dr Thuli Duma, MUT staff

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) has made a name for itself for being home to students who have dominated the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) competition in various rounds.

This year the University was lauded for raising the standards in hosting the regional EDHE competition, which took place at Umhlanga’s Premier Hotel from 13 to 14 September 2022. The  Student Entrepreneurship Co-Ordinator at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Nokulunga Ngcongo, commended MUT for its efforts in ensuring that the EDHE Intervarsity Regional Rounds were a success.

“The event was amazing, well-planned and immaculate. Their time management skills were impeccable,” said Ngcongo, whose students won all four categories of the competition.

The winners of the regional leg of this national competition were all University of KwaZulu-Natal students. Luyanda Makhoba, a Master’s of Housing student, won the Existing Social Impact Business category. Dylan Naidoo won the Existing Tech category, while Ntando Mtshali won the Innovative Business Idea Category. Tasmiyah Haffejee won the Existing General Category. Now all these students will represent KwaZulu-Natal against students from five other regions in Gauteng on 17 November 2022. This will be the national leg of the competition. The winner in each category will receive R20,000. The overall winner will get R100,000. Essentially, the overall winner will walk away with R120,000, of which they will be expected to invest in their business.