The University of Fort Hare Enactus team travelled to Johannesburg to compete against 25 other universities and technical colleges in South Africa and emerged as the champions at the 2014 ENACTUS National competitions. The Enactus competitions were held at the Sandton Convention Centre on the 11th and 12th of July 2014. The UFH Enactus team will represent the country in Beijing, China at the World Cup competitions from 22nd to 24th October 2014 as team South Africa.
Natasha Mazomba, a 3rd year B.Comm economics and management student at the University of Fort Hare (Alice campus) has been selected as one of the six contestants on One Day Leader amongst thousands of hopefuls in the country.One Day Leader is a television series that follows six young people who showcase their leadership skills by tackling modern day social, economic and political issues, to compete for the coveted title of being South Africa’s ONE-DAY LEADER. Each week the six candidates are given a specific theme to consider and investigate.
After emerging as winners for their stream, the University of Fort Hare, soccer team progressed to the Regional playoffs which were held at Walter Sisulu University (Ibika Campus),Butterworth on the 21st-22nd of June. Victories against Dangerous Darkies and Young Aces F.C and a draw against Montego F.C, saw the UFH team conquering the Amathole Region and also progressing to the Provincial playoffs. In games played in quick succession at the Provincial playoffs which were held in Aliwal North on the 28th-29th of June 2014, a determined UFH side fell 2-1 to Shiloh F.C from Buffalo City Region and then 1-0 against Subs from Nelson Mandela Bay Region. The two losses suffered by the UFH side coupled with miscommunication which resulted in failure to play the last game crushed their hopes of qualifying for the Vodacom League.
University Sports South Africa (USSA) time has arrived for various sporting codes to showcase their talents during this winter’s games, with a potential for a handful to receive national duty call ups and fly the University of Fort Hare flag high. This winter sees dance sport, netball; rugby and volleyball play in Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, Durban as well as Johannesburg. With all the experience and fighting spirit demonstrated during the Varsity Shield, the Fort Hare Blues rugby team stands a good chance to bring good results home.