Masingita Marhungani is the newly elected ENACTUS president
Masingita Marhungani, a final year Information Technology student, who hails from Pretoria, joined the Enactus team in May 2015 and took over from previous president Thabo Kakule in August 2016.
“Enactus brings a different calibre and skills set and opens doors for many. I am currently pushing for more communication between the student body and management, with VUT management coming on board and taking us seriously as a structure this year. We want them to see the great potential that students possess,” he said.
“To the students, I would like to say that as much as you come to VUT to study, we live in a day and age where good academic results are not enough to secure a job. If you join the Enactus team in your first year, by the time you leave university you will already have on record three years’ work experience. Not only will you be equipped with good communication and people skills, you will also be equipped with entrepreneurial skills and be able to work in a team. Enactus provides a platform where you can nurture your talents and foster those talents further,” he added.
The Enactus team made the VUT community proud in 2016 by winning first place in the MTN SA Foundation: ICT Challenge, first place in the Harmony Gold Business Solutions for Community Development and an Enactus Award for Entrepreneurial Approach. They are currently working on the projects: Hydro farms, Mama V, Glorganic Smokeless, Patchwork, New Hope, Farm Cove and New Light.
“Enactus is a non-profit organisation that brings together students, academic and business leaders committed to using entrepreneurial action to improve lives.”