Ms Kholeka Mtshali, a 23-year-old University of Free State Bachelor of Divinity student, puts on a hard hat and runs a business called Opulence Construction Agency. It is no surprise, then, to learn that she was raised by a contractor.

She was a finalist in the EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2021, which held an award-giving event hosted by Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) in Kempton Park, on 19 November. EDHE is a Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) programme administered and implemented under the auspices of Universities South Africa (USAf). Her enterprise competed in the Existing Business – Tech category.