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National Exposition

The Enactus South Africa National Exposition brings together the top student, academic and business leaders from around the country. Enactus South Africa is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders, passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of the country.

The Enactus South Africa National Exposition brings a positive energy and impact for people, planet and prosperity to life. This year, we have THRIVE and are doing business as usual as the competition will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre,  Johannesburg, South Africa. We will commence on the bright morning of the 19th July 2023 with 8 Enactus teams that will be competing from universities across South Africa. This in-person prestigious event will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook. A distinguished panel of top executives reviews the presentations of these teams and ultimately choose the Enactus South Africa National Champion.



Wednesday 19 July 2023

 07:30 – 08:30 Registration
 07:30 – 07:50 Top 12 ( League rooms ) Refocused Accelerator Challenge League Tech Check (Committee Rooms, level 4)
 08:00 – 08:45 Judges: Welcoming, Oath, Q&A and Assignment to Leagues
 08:30 – 08:45 All other guests: Welcoming Address: Enactus Chair (Ballroom 1)
 07:30 – 14:00 Sponsor & Project Exhibitions (Ballroom 2/3/4)
 09:00 – 09:05 Welcoming by League Coordinator (Semifinal Round Leagues 1-4 & Committee Rooms)
 09:10 – 09:15 Address by Sponsor Representatives (Semifinal Round Leagues 1-4 & Committee Rooms)




 11:30 – 12:55 Final Round Judges Registration, Orientation & Luncheon

 13:00 – 13:30 Flag Parade, University Participation Trophies & Member Certificates
 13:30 – 13:40 Finalist Teams Announcement and Time Slot Draw League Coordinator: Bryan Leith, former Enactus South Africa Board Director
 13:40 – 15:20 Final Round Presentations & Adjudication

o 13:40 – 14:00 Presentation 1
o 14:05 – 14:25 Presentation 2
o 14:25 – 14:35 Comfort Break
o 14:35 – 14:55 Presentation 3
o 15:00 – 15:20 Presentation 4
o 15:20 – 15:40 Judges Scoring & Ranking

 15:20 – 15:45 Road to National Exposition Video’s & Winners Announcement
 15:45 – 16:00 Entertainment
 16:00 – 16:45 Final Awards Ceremony

 16:45 – 18:00 Award Celebration Cocktails


Nelson Mandela University – Saki’themba Earthworm

The Enjongweni Cooperative runs a vegetable garden in Motherwell Township in Port Elizabeth. The cooperative executed excessive farming on the land and depleted the soil from some of its most essential nutrients. The Enactus Nelson Mandela University (NMU) team saw this as a huge opportunity to intervene and rehabilitate the land by producing compost and diversifying the beneficiaries farming methods. Saki’themba Earthworm project encourages subsistence farming and a cross-generation collaboration.

University of Limpopo: Bommatswale

The Enactus UL Team identified the need to improve the conditions of the women in the Mankweng community who would offer laundry services to students on their campus for anything in return for their hand-washed laundry services, e.g. food, clothes and not often the students would offer cash payment.The team united the women, introduced them to their business plan and through agreement between these two parties a cooperative was registered called Bommatswale.

University of Venda: Mukondeni Ceramic Water Filters & Pottery Project

The Enactus 2017 National Champions from the University of Venda (UNIVEN) represented South Africa at the 2017 Enactus World Cup in London. One of the projects they presented on was Mukondeni Ceramic Water Filters & Pottery which aims to improve rural water quality in communities without access to clean water and to empower women. Through this project, the local rural community now have access to affordable clean drinking water, while it also drove sales and ensured an increased income for the 33 beneficiaries.

Mangosuthu University of Technology: Phumelela Resource Centre

The Enactus Team from Mangosuthu University of Technology realized the need for library facilities in the remote areas of KwaZulu-Natal. They made it their mission to address this challenge by establishing the Phumelela Resource Centre through partnerships. Through these partnerships, they are addressing the Unite Nations Sustainable Development Goal No 17, which is about collaboration and partnership. The centre is aimed at providing basic education in English and Maths as well as opportunity to internet access and a safe-haven for those learners that need a place to study.

Vaal University of Technology: Mama V

The “Mama V” project has directly impacted 6 people, including Enactus students and indirectly more 139 people. In addition, the bottling of these products is growing the target audience through the introduction of a range for diabetics.

University of Free State: Thessa New Beginnings

Enactus University of Free State partnered with Towers of Hope to assist with the growth of the Thessa New Beginning project. The objective was to improve skills levels and for the project to become a profitable social enterprise.
Focus areas to achieve this were: basic computer training, social media marketing, guidance on the business model and positioning, assisting with distribution of the produced textile items for conferences, the UFS nursing school and consignment agreements with gift shops.

University of Pretoria: Zama Lesedi

The team trained 5 community members to make the light and run the business since there’s high unemployment rate. This magnificent light has a life span of 2-3 years and an automatic switch to charge mode when exposed to sunlight. It takes 6 hours to fully charge in direct sunlight and 8-9 hours in overcast weather. The ultra mode lasts up to 4 hours and 10-12 hours on the ambient mode.