UKZN Sife to represent SA in Singapore

Mary Papayya

Mary Papayya

The University of KwaZulu-Natal's Students in Free Enterprise (Sife) team is the winner of the Sife National Competition and will now represent South Africa at the Sife World Cup in Singapore in October.

Seventeen Universities competed in the national competition. In addition to winning the national competition, the UKZN team walked off with trophies and cash prizes.

Sife is a global nonprofit organisation active in 47 countries. It is financed by contributions from corporations, entrepreneurs, foundations, government agencies and individuals.

Working in partnership with business and higher education, Sife establishes student teams on university campuses.

These teams are led by faculty advisers and are challenged to develop community outreach projects that reach Sife's five educational topics - Market Economics, Success Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy and Business Ethics.

UKZN Sife faculty adviser Mandla Ndaba, who was voted Faculty Advisor of the Year in 2007, said he was extremely proud of his team.