The UNIZULU chapter of Enactus has been declared the national champion, a decision which means the organisation will represent the country at the Enactus World Cup to be held in Johannesburg next month.
At the national championships held in July, the UNIZULU chapter of Enactus was named the first runner up team.
However after an audit was conducted last month, Enactus South Africa took a decision to disqualify the team which had been named the national champion.
This was after the organisation found that the impact of some of the projects by that team had been overstated.
“As per Enactus regulations, the 1st runner up team from the University of Zululand will therefore be representing South Africa at the 2015 Enactus World Cup to be held from the 14th to the 16th of October 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa as they now become the 2015 Enactus South Africa National Champion,” said Letitia de Wet, the CEO of Enactus South Africa in a letter.
Kwanele Mkhwanazi the president of Enactus UNIZULU said the members of his team were very happy to be afforded the chance to represent South Africa at the World Cup.
Being declared National Champions was evidence of the good work being done by Enactus UNIZULU on the ground, he said.
“It must be noted that this is the first ever Enactus World Cup to be hosted in South Africa and it is a very humbling experience that it will be UNIZULU that will represent the country in that competition”.
Mkhwanazi said his team had worked very hard this year, despite some of the challenges that arose along the way.
He is confident that the UNIZULU team stands a good chance against the 35 other countries which will be represented at the World Cup.
“We are now representing the country and the stakes are high. But this means that we have to prepare very thoroughly It is encouraging however that we have other Universities rallying behind us”.