Each Entrepreneur Society chooses the top 1 pitch and business ideas to pitch in December with international judges and interested corporates.


We are very proud to announce the winners of the 4th National Intervarsity Pitch competition in 2016:

The Fashion winner is KOS from CUT Bloemfontein.
The winner of the BAML most innovative idea is Ikililabs from Rhodes University.
The overall winner is Jonga from UCT.


Congratulations to everyone who entered. There are many great business concepts amongst the 40 who pitched.




finalists in this year's pitch competition


University Sector Description Group Name Surname
UCT Hospitality Pproduct n Clayton Coetzee
UCT Tech Home security device y(2) Ntandoyenkosi Shezi
UCT Hydroponic micro-farming Product n Yusuf Khan
UCT literature www.bookdash.org n Mvelo Hlophe
UCT ICT n Paul Ontong
UWC ICT Online platform for selling appliances on campus y(2) Thamisanqa Hlophe
UWC ICT Application for Hair salons y(2) Sivuyile Makatesi
CPUT(CT) Retail Online store n Kekeletso Maki
CPUT(BV) ICT Application for food security n Thapelo Kgaje
WSU(B) Retail Fashion industry n Esipho Gwama
RU Lab systems Cell count n Lucas Lotter
UFH(EL) Educational toys Education n Sikali Mthobeli
UFH(EL) ICT Application for students loading CV’s n Andile Mawulana
UFH(EL) --- Umqombothi bars n Lwandile Joyi
UniVen ICT Platform for student accommodation y(2) Vusi Samuel
UniVen ICT Health sector n Vusi Surname
UniVen ICT Tech farming y(2) Jeniffer Mutsila
UniVen ICT - n Lutendo Mulaudzi
UniLim Tech Aviation y(2) Malibongwe Dube
UniLim Tech Telecommunication n Radikadi Solly Rashilo
UJ ICT Payment system n Collen Riba
WITS Retail Student market system n Kagisho Nkadimeng
TUT ICT Platform for high school students n Bongani Malaza
UNISA ICT Platform for colleges n Thabiso Ratlou
UP Virtual reality VR platform n Kabelo Kgwete
CUT Systems Laundry for students n Tshitso Mosia
NWU(M) ICT Health sector platform n Kopano Poloko
VUT tech Techno solution for water n Nkosinathi Peace

fashion pitches


University Sector Name Surname
CPUT(CT) fashion brand Yandisa Magadla
CPUT(W) fashion brand Athi Enkosi Ndita
CPUT(CT) fashion brand Siyasanga Mihla Manciya
CPUT(BV) fashion brand Benjamin Senama
UWC fashion brand Phathindwe Sinethemba Mncamase
UCT fashion brand Sinekosi -
UFH(EL) fashion brand Solomzi Yoyo
WSU(EL) fashion brand Asithandile Zixesha
WSU(B) fashion brand Esipho -
CUT(B) fashion brand Keketso Seitelo
UFS fashion brand Mafu Ngquva
DUT fashion brand Tshwarelo Leetse Jonas Ngoepe
UJ fashion brand - -

Last Year's Winners


Elijah Djan

University of Pretoria

Industrial Engineering



Nubrix bricks are bricks made from paper that can be used to build RDP houses and schools as well as pave driveways and sidewalks.

A number of people are jobless and therefore cannot afford the usual conventional concrete brick houses and as a result resort to shacks. Paper can only be recycled 6-8 times. 1,2 million of South Africans live in shacks because they cannot afford the cost of housing.

The bricks were tested at the Civil Engineering department at the North West University Potchefstroom campus. The bricks can withstand 10,2 Mpa. This meets the compression requirement for a brick. The bricks will be sold at a mark-up of 40%. Thus one brick will cost 60c compared to R1.40

Rivoningo Mhlari and Jesse Matheri

University of Cape Town


Runner Up


Rikatec is a new company entering a technological market, which is a market that is always emerging and constantly demands innovative ideas.

The company is preparing to launch its first product, consisting of the Lektrode94 device interrelated with a Rikatec interface.

Rikatec will enable a car made after 1996 (19 years old) communicate as efficiently and effectively as a brand new vehicle when it comes to car breakdowns.

Muimeleli Mutangwa

University of Witwatersrand

Chemical Engineering

Runner Up


Tailor Klinic is a company that cleans white and black foot wear mostly for students in tertiary institutions. Solution • Provide a service where students can pay to get their shoes washed. • Have drop off and pick up points around campuses, and around shopping malls. • Employ masters’ students and those who are doing less than two courses so they can raise some money by washing shoes. Financial summary • All Stars are currently being washed for R60 a pair. • Tommies are currently being washed for R35 a pair. • All the other kinds of shoes will be washed for R60 a pair.

Kwasi Yinkah

University of Free Stae

Accounting BSc

Winner SAB Social Innovation


Kynetic is a device that uses the principles of electromagnetic induction to convert mechanical energy into electricity, therefore Kynetic is a device that will be connected onto your normal household door and mechanical energy will be converted into electricity when a person opens and closes the door as they enter the house.

The electricity that is generated will be stored into a battery which can be used as a source of electricity during load shedding and It will also allow a person to charge their mobile devices or any other devices, during load shedding or power a small energy efficient light bulb which they can use for studying or lighting purposes.

Nathi Mnqanqeni and Thabo Linake

University of Fort Hare

Computer Science

Winner SAB social innovation


A web-based application (DAPS) used by university Students for their academics this system will be used by Academic Support Centres (TLC’s) around South Africa and possibly Southern Africa to monitor the progress of students.

DAPS allows for profiling of facilitators, data capturing of activities done by both students and lectures , the application also helps students course management, consultation bookings for student and the application give a statistics reporting