Chad Lucas (right), a third-year BCom student at Sol Plaatje University (SPU) in Kimberley, and Deputy-Chair of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Studentpreneurs Community of Practice, is honest enough to admit he does not always practise his own advice precisely.

But when he follows his five tips (below) diligently, “I am focused, I am dedicated and I’ve got what it takes,” he said.