Although the African continent is plagued by many challenges, such as basic healthcare, food and water security as well as exponentially high unemployment rates, massive opportunities lie in the midst of these problems. Ms Refilwe Mogale, a doctoral candidate in Chemistry at the University of the Free State and Co-Convener of the Studentpreneurship Community of Practice, said on Monday.

Welcoming her peers at the Studentpreneurship session – ahead of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Programme (EDHE) Lekgotla 2020, Mogale said Africa’s problems present enormous opportunities for youngsters to innovate and find solutions. “We are the ones who live through these problems and, therefore, we understand them the most.”