“Mama I made it,” these are the words expressed by executive member of the Enactors club, Andile Fokane, who was raised by a single parent. Andile graduated with his diploma in Retail Business Management during the 2019 Autumn graduations. He was accompanied by his Enactors alumnus, Tshepo Matshaba who graduated with a B-Tech in Marketing.
Mr Fokane said that his journey started in high school when he was selling T-shirts and had a dream of owning his own retail company dealing in designer brands. He learned about Enactors during his first year when they were showcasing what they do during orientation. He is now the Events and Recruitment Manager for the group.
“I have taken after the previous management and this has been a wonderful journey, I have learned a lot more about leadership skills. This has prepared me for the future as I am currently busy working on my designer brand which I will announce soon,” he said.
Mr Fokane showed the excitement of receiving his first diploma and thanked his mother for being there during his varsity days. His Enactors’ colleague Mr Matshaba, getting his second qualification, shared in his excitement.
Mr Matshaba is currently in hospitality and his being trained by his uncle to take the family’s company Babooshka Hospitality Company forward. He is being groomed to become the best chef and uses his marketing skills to promote the company as they want to expand it and open more branches.
Both the students said that it is nice to be a student but although it is nice to party, you need to remember why you came to VUT.
Article by: Puleng Maphisa