Money is not the most important need when starting a business: a good idea and persistence are. This was just one of the snippets of wisdom shared by studentpreneurs from South Africa’s three universities at the opening of the fifth Students Entrepreneurship Week at Sol Plaatje University (SPU) in Kimberley last week. #SEW2021. #Rebuild. #Againstallodds.

The conversation took place in a three-way panel discussion between Mphatso Nkosi, an SPU student who took part in person; Zubaidah Amod, who participated via Zoom from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and Longelo Motopi, another studentpreneur who was also linked digitally from Bloemfontein’s Central University of Technology (CUT).