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Kwanele Mkhwanazl at the International Co-operative Alliance Global Conference in Cape Town, November 2013.

Kwanele Mkhwanazl at the International Co-operative Alliance Global Conference in Cape Town, November 2013.

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Kwanele Mkhwanazl: Co-operative Management of Students Society of South Africa Kwanele Mkhwanazl: Co-operative Management of Students Society of South Africa Presentation Transcript

  • Presented by: Kwanele Mkhwanazi Secretary-General
  •      The Diploma in the Management of Co-operative at the University of Zululand is the first full time qualification in coop education in the country. This programme was stated to address the challenge of capacity building for co-operative members. it is a join venture between the government of the KZN province and the University of Zululand. The first batch of students was taken in 2011 directly from exist co-operatives throughout 11 districts of the KZN province. The students would advance in this three year qualification with hopes that after graduation they would go back to their respective co-operatives and try to uplift them. Provincial government has put in a lot of financial resources to support this programme.
  • YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1  History and Principles  Business Calculations  Business Information Systems  Business Communications YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2  Management of Savings and Credit Co-ops (SACCO)  Accounting 1A  Business Management  Co-ops Organisation and Management Practice 1 YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1  WORK INTERGRATED LEARNING YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1  Financial Accounting  Co-operative Banking  Business Management 2  Commercial Law for Co-ops YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2  Co-op Org & Mange Practice 2  Co-op Policy Law and Rags  Intro to Auditing and Prof Ethics  Mathematics and Statistics  Co-operative Marketing  Accounting 1B  Co-operative Education & Training  Research Methods
  •    Co-operative Management Students Society is an academic formation of all students that are enrolled for a three year diploma in the management of Co-operatives at University of Zululand a programme that is made available at Richards Bay Campus. The society was founded in March 2011 and has approximately 143 members. CMSS is managed by 6 elected executive committee members who deal with the daily running of the society affairs.
  •         Pictures yet to be added International Day of Co-operatives celebrations (Ladysmith July 28.2011) 2011,2012,2013 Annual General Meeting Coops Annual Gala Dinner Meeting (1st, 2nd and 3rd ) Hosting of UK Co-operative Collage Principal Opening Function for first year students (UZ February 2012) 2012, 2013 Annual Achievements Awards (UZ March 7) Hosting of UK Co-operative Collage International Programmes Manager
  •      Annual Achievement Awards Welcoming Opening Function Annual General Meeting Annual Gala Dinner International Day of Co-operatives celebration
  •      Community Outreach Programme – Programme One – Visit a coop Programme Two – High schools coop education Programme Three – Public lecture on coop education Programme Four – Paying it forward
  •       There is little inclusion of youth in the board of directors of coops Where there is inclusion, youth are not offered the same level of treatment or right as that of older board members Lack of information and education For those with information they find it difficult to assess capital and markets Co-operatives are not promoted in an attractive way to young people, hence most youth view coops as just schemes for old poor people. Lack of powerful youth organisation to represent the interest of youth in co-operatives
  •     ICA Global Conference & General Assembly Volunteer programme Establishment of the Alumni Association of Co-operative Students Establishment of the South African Youth Cooperative Network Future Investment Co-operative
  •     We’ve also been tasked by ICA to design a volunteer programme of about 25 students to assist in Cape Town during the ICA Global Conference and General Assembly. The Team was invited to apply and interviews were held to select the best team to represent the University. This programme has encouraged a lot of students and made them realise that the co-operative movement is very big and full of opportunities. The participation of these Volunteer was sponsored by the KZN Department of Economic Development under the Co-operative Section
  •   Establishment of movement driven cooperative youth networks Promotion of co-operative education from elementary to tertiary level
  •    this is a proposal for the establishment of an association for all alumnus in the field of cooperatives The association will organise seminar where graduates and students will present papers on study cases conducted. It will also offer assistance to Co-operative Student Associations in different forms to assist them to perform academically and put their theory into practice.
  •     To address the challenge of the lack of organisations that represent the interest of the youth in coops in the country the. This organisation will also have links with the ICA’s International Youth Network in order to develop partnership to assist the youth in coops. This organisation will be constituted as a non profitable organisation and will have individual, cooperatives and associates as members.
  •    Future Investment is a Primary Co-operative that is owned by students of the university of Zululand. The cooperative has made proposals to the university to provide students with accommodations and to take advantage of the t-shirt branding or printing business on campus. The co-operatives aims to have students and alumni as members. The future goals of this coop is property investment and offering of financial services.
  • www.unizulucoops.webs.com E-mail: cooperativestudents@gmail.com www.facebook.com/cooperativestudents/ Mr Kwanele Mkhwanazi Cell No: + 27 76 533 2399 Email: kwanelemkhwanazi@gmail.com Twitter: @kgmkhwanazi Facebook: Kwanele Mkhwanazi