Overburdened healthcare workers at non-governmental organisations across Cape Town spurred a 4th year Bachelor of Pharmacy student at the University of the Western Cape, into action. Ms Jade Vester’s solution to the overtaxed medicine delivery system was to begin Mobile Meds, her idea for a business that revolves around a digital service, or app, that facilitates access to medicine.

Vester (above) was a finalist in the EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2021, which held an award-giving event in Kempton Park in Gauteng, on 19 November. The Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme is a Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) initiative administered and implemented under the auspices of Universities South Africa (USAf).