By | March 29, 2018

The University of Namibia (UNAM) holds Potjiekos Competition and Traditional game on campus – 2018

Camaraderie and team work is believed to be one of the cornerstones to success in the corporate world. At UNAM, team building events are no exception to this rule when it comes to the staff contingent. One such an event was the recent Potjiekos Competition and traditional game day at the Main Campus.

The Human Resources Department organised a successful team building event, which they described as one of the greatest team building events they have ever organised. Leading the competition organisation, HR Officer Ms Imelda Nerongo, said: “the event aimed to improve team building and build camaraderie amongst the UNAM staff members.” Teams could enter as a Faculty, Department or Centre/Unit, or they could simply partake in fun activities.

The Faculty of Law came out victorious in the Potjiekos Competition. Speaking after the announcement, Law Faculty Deputy Dean, Lineekela Usebiu, elatedly said: “We were so nervous when we entered the competition, but we worked together as a team and managed to prepare one extraordinary potjie, which left the judges craving for more.” Usebiu teasingly identified fellow colleague Althea Husselman, as the master chef of their potjie. “We prepared a Thai-potjie, which we prepared using orange juice instead of water” described Husselman, who further explained that their potjie was cooked with mostly vegetables and Thai green paste.

The Language Centre scooped 2nd place, while the Office of the Dean of Students (ODS) took 3rd place. The event ended in a vibrant atmosphere, with staff members chanting and dancing with each other.