Swaziland National Competition Highlights

Swaziland National Competition Highlights
September 11, 2013 National Competitions 0 comments

Southern Africa Nazarene University named Enactus Swaziland National Champion

Quick Facts

  • National Champion:
    Southern Africa
    Nazarene University
  • 2nd Place:
    University of Swaziland,
    Luyengo Campus
  • 3rd Place:
    William Pitcher College
  • 4th Place:
    Gwamile Vocational and
    Training Institute
  • Competing Teams: 6
  • Total Attendees: 170
    Students: 120
    Faculty: 4
    Executives: 40

Zulwini, Swaziland – Southern Africa Nazarene University was named the Enactus Swaziland National Champion during the one-day competition held at the Royal Swazi Sun, Convention Centre, Zulwini.

During the competition the team highlighted two of their nine community outreach projects, including their Magical Seed project that worked with 45 disadvantaged rural women and the Ministry of Agriculture, Home Economics Department to develop agriculture in the poverty-stricken Lubombo region of Swaziland. Also presented to judges was an effort that provided student ministers beekeeping skills as a means to generate income for their tuition and for their future churches.

Other projects presented at this year’s event included a clay pot venture that is now making it possible for 200 individuals to have a sustainable income, a solar generated water pump project that is providing clean water for an entire village and a technology recycling effort that is employing 60 people to collect and upgrade personal computers.

Rounding out the event was keynote speaker, the Right Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini who during his address stressed the role of entrepreneurship in a job-scarce nation and the importance
of entrepreneurship education. He also outlined government plans to make entrepreneurship a subject in primary school.

Special thanks to his year’s event sponsors: Swaziland Water Services Corporation, Nedbank Swaziland Limited and Harmony Gold South Africa.