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USE – about

US Enterprises (Pty) Ltd (USE) is SU’s wholly-owned company that holds and manages the institution’s shareholding in the SU’s group of companies.  USE has its own board of directors with non-executive independent directors (highly successful business leaders) as well as representatives from the university.  The company’s Board of Directors governs the strategy, the business actions and operations of USE and its entities. The Board is also mandated by the Rectorate to provide strategic guidance to I&C.

Factory 209 (Pty) Ltd, a company in the SU group of companies, is the commercial arm of SunCom and commercialises a number of initiatives on behalf of SU in a more agile and business friendly environment.  Factory 209 is the home of the five Matie Shops (the three shops in the Neelsie, the Tygerberg Student Center, the SU Botanical Garden and the online and mobile shops), as well as the Central Events and Conference Office (CECO), Guest Accommodation and Gradlinc.  CECO manages short term rental, photo shoots and events and conferences on our campus.  Guest Accommodation manages the SU guest apartments as well as visiting groups who stay in our residences during recess periods.  Gradlinc is a platform to provide access to graduate talent for employers and provide support to students to prepare a CV, practice for interviews and gain access to internships and employment.

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