Up-and-coming UCT student entrepreneurs pulled out all the stops to showcase their business talents, impressing judges during the internal round of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition. The winners were announced on Friday, 11 June, and eight budding entrepreneurs (two per category) will proceed to the regional leg of the competition later this year. UCT’s top student entrepreneurs will go head to head with their peers at Stellenbosch University, the University of the Western Cape, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the University of South Africa.
The University of Cape Town has been ranked 226th in the world by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2022. This position puts UCT among the top 18% of universities worldwide and is tied with Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany), the University of Sussex (United Kingdom) and the University of Virginia (United States).
University of Cape Town Faculty of Commerce student Luke Mackie, who is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Business Science in Economics degree is also dedicated to making positive change in his spare time and co-founded Millennium Fundraising. A company created for social good, which recently thanked its generous donors for their contributions to the UCT Fire Relief Fund.
The youth-centred symposium was hosted by the APRM and the African Union (AU) in collaboration with the University of Cape Town and The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance. The next day marked the 58th annual commemoration of Africa Day, which celebrates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now the AU), in 1963.