When Manqoba Mdamba started studying toward a Bsc in Social Development at UCT this year, he was determined to positively shift some of the societal challenges faced by South African youth. One he identified was that young adults in conflict with the law found it difficult to gain employment.
It was all things entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town (UCT) last week, with students across faculties taking full advantage of the opportunity to fine-tune business ideas and connect with experts one-on-one.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been named the winning university in the 2019 Entrepreneurship Intervarsity. This accolade is thanks largely to three innovative students whose out-of-the-box business ideas bowled the judges over at the competition finals on Wednesday, 18 September.
UCT Careers Service has partnered with the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education, Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Research & Innovation to host a series of events to encourage entrepreneurship as a mindset and career option among students.
A mother, caregiver, mentor and pillar of strength is how second-year LLB student Sandiso Sifumba described his high school English teacher Thuli Shongwe, the recipient of the 2019 Stella Clark Teachers’ Award.
Meeting potential employers, receiving first-hand advice from industry leaders and having their curriculum vitae checked by the experts were just some of the things University of Cape Town (UCT) students took advantage of at the country’s largest job expo.
Nearly a dozen University of Cape Town (UCT) students with big ideas for their own businesses will proceed to the second, regional leg of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition after wowing the judges with their futuristic business concepts.
The Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition could be the first step to becoming your own boss, so University of Cape Town (UCT) students with big ideas for their own businesses should take note that there only a few days left to submit entries before the closing date on Tuesday, 30 April.
Like universities all over the world, South African universities are grappling with the implications of living in the era of the fourth industrial revolution, where there is a blurring of boundaries between the physical, digital and biological domains.