An entire community celebrated after a young student farmer was named the Studentpreneur of 2023 at the 5th EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity finals held in Johannesburg on 1 December 2023.

On his return to his home village, Qombe, in Idutywa in the rural Eastern Cape, Mr Ncedo Ntsabo, the 26-year-old founder of Qombe Maize, solemnly presented the R100 000 and R20,000 cheques, respectively, to the Traditional Council. His win was their win.