The winners in the social impact category of the EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2021– which showcased successful student enterprises from 18 of South Africa’s universities – could not be more different.
The one thing that all three winning businesses have in common is that they make a difference and uplift the plight of the people (and animals) they help. The Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme, residing within Universities South Africa (USAf), partnered with the SAB Foundation for the Social Impact category award.
This year, the SAB Foundation contribution made it possible to select three winners in Category 3: Existing Business – Social Impact. Ms Tshegofatso Masenya, a fifth-year medical student at UCT, won in this category and went on to become the Studentpreneur of the Year – ultimately pocketing the coveted R120 000 prize for GoShare, a platform that helps financially strapped students crowdfund to pay their fees.