The Commerce Society hosts the 10th Commerce Indaba

KWALUSENI – The Commerce Society, a Society for all Faculty of Commerce students held the 10th Commerce Indaba at the Sport Emporuim, Kwaluseni Campus on Friday, 19 January 2024. The event was meant to provide a meeting platform for prospective employers and completing students.  Over 30 companies attended the 10th Commerce Indaba. The Theme of the Commerce indaba was “The Future of Work: Industry Trends Shaping the Workplace of Tomorrow.”

The Indaba had three guest speakers, Mr Sam Shongwe, the CEO of MTN Fintech Services, Ms Linda Zwane, the Head of Data and Analytics at Standard Bank Eswatini and Mr Phumlane Matse, Tax Consultant at Eswatini Revenue Services and Director of the Perfume Hut.  The speakers shared valuable insights with the students.

Professor Patria Joubert, the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce provided a brief background to the Faculty of Commerce. She mentioned that the Faculty had strategic partnerships with other universities and worked closely with the private and public sector, professional organisations and development partners and communities. She also mentioned that the Faculty would introduce new programmes: Bachelor of Commerce, Information Systems and Management; Bachelor of Commerce, Strategy and Human Resource Management; and Bachelor of Commerce, operations and Supply Chain Management. Professor Joubert mentioned that in the near future, they hope to inculcate more soft skills than traditional competencies and also grow into a Business School and offer more niche driven and commissioned programmes.

In his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Justice Thwala said “I stand before you today, beaming with excitement and pride, to welcome you all to the University of Eswatini Commerce Indaba.  This is not just a career fair; it’s a bridge between education and opportunity, a platform where dreams meet reality, and where the seeds of tomorrow’s workforce are sown.

After listening to the invaluable insights, the students were able to visit the stalls provided by the prospective employers.