ABSA and Nedbank bank on AFDA BCom alumnus Given Masondo

Mar 15, 2024 | Alumni, News, School of Business & Innovation

“Congratulations to Given Masondo on his remarkable achievements in the field of business innovation. As an esteemed alumnus of the AFDA BCom in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Given has continuously showcased exceptional talent and dedication. His recent victory at the 2023 ABSA Hackathon alongside his team is a testament to his innovative capabilities and leadership. Moreover, being selected as one of the top 40 Nedbank Innovators from an impressive pool of 7500 candidates further displays his significant contributions to the innovation space. We are incredibly proud of Given’s accomplishments and eagerly anticipate his future successes. Keep up the outstanding work!” says Tebogo Motaung, AFDA Johannesburg Programme Coordinator for School of Business Innovation and Technology.

“What an absolutely amazing and absolutely fulfilling experience it was. Being surrounded by like-minded individuals and chaperoned by our sage and wise mentors, failing was not an option. Proud to have been part of the crowd witnessing great solutions come to the fore. What an experience, and I am super proud to have come out as part of the winning team.

The foundations, knowledge, exposure and mentorship instilled from the Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship department at AFDA still resonate deeply and hold true with me to this day, and formed a big part of my career as an entrepreneur, innovator and as a designer. I am definitely a proud AFDA alumnus, and even prouder to have been a part of such a powerful and transformative programme.” says Given.



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