About us

Entrepreneurial—having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity.

Action—the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed;

Us—a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole.

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.

Enactus has established one of the largest global business and higher education network in the world. This unique network brings together the knowledge of professional business educators and the expertise of business leaders to focus the potential of university students preparing for leadership roles in business.


Enactus UKZN was established in the year 2003 with only three members, two projects operating in one campus. The team has grown significantly since its inception and now boasts a membership of approximately 100 UKZN students on four of the university’s campuses, namely Edgewood, Howard College, Pietermaritzburg and Westville Campus.

Enactus UKZN conducts projects that uplift and sustain the lives of local communities and these include Agricultural, Renewable Energy and Technological related projects among others. A few that can be mentioned are Bakhesi Biogas, uMtate Wamabomvu and Jonga Phezulu.

The conclusion of each year Enactus program is an annual series of competitions that provides a platform for teams to present the results of their projects, which are evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. Teams first complete at the national level with all South African Enactus teams then at the international level with winners from different countries around the world at the Enactus World Cup.

Enactus UKZN is one of the top performing Enactus Teams in South Africa as they are the five time Enactus National Competitions winners and have represented South Africa five times in the World Cup.

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