Africans see culture as a definition of a true you, the legacy and physical attributes of a group of society that are inherited from past generations maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of the future generation, from it language, religion , cuisine, social habit, music & art, But through culture misperceptions are silenced.
These days culture is neglected to an extent that even our traditions are forgotten. Upon the high unemployment rate in rural areas, Enactus MUT acknowledged and embraced the fact that clothing and textile industry has been and remains a very significant source of employment to all, But through culture misperceptions are silenced.
In the CFT challenge proposed by Edcon last year Enactus MUT saw the need to address such issue and came out with innovative ideas of capturing tradition through clothing by igniting minds and keeping the rainbow nation alive INTRODUCING THE TETANESIZA PROJECT.
Last year Enactus MUT travelled 216km to a small town called Umtubatuba next to the greater Saint Lucia Wetland Park in the north coast of KZN, Where we identified the challenges that were facing a co-op that we formed with a group of 3 tailors, 2 students, 1 security and 1 traditional shoe maker. The challenges that the group experienced were the registration of the co-op, securing a working environment, financial literacy, marketing mix, promotional skills and business skills.
Once again Enactus Mut intervened as we taught them business and financial skills which was done by Nedbank as well as help them create their own constitution. They were now able to produce their own business cards showing a successful transfer of marketing skills from us to them.
As this is an on-going project Tetanesiza experienced certain challenges this current Enactus year, they had a problem with the place that they were operating in. The reason why they decided to relocate was because they had excess supply due to insufficient...
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