We’ve got sprit, yes we do!


With the cry of Vuvuzela’s and a heartfelt interpretation of “Hamba nathi Mkhululi wethu”, the South African delegation won both the Cheer Award and the Most Spirited Region Award at the Golden Key International Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona this year (10 – 13 August 2006).

South Africa was proudly represented by 16 students who, in turn, represented no less than 10 universities in South Africa.  The group was accompanied by two Chapter Advisors, Prof. Charl Cilliers from Stellenbosch University and Mr Horst Bütow from North-West University.  The South African delegates made good use of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by showcasing the country’s rich cultural diversity and reaching out to fellow Golden Key members from around the world.

The theme of the conference, “Energize, Enrich, Engage” was clearly reinforced throughout the event and everyone returned home with a new sense of excitement for Golden Key in South Africa.The photo shows the South African booth at the International Expo.  A big thanks to SA Tourism for sponsoring the materials!