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The Geek Cutlure as documented throughout the years by different media houses. Read on what's happening on the ground.


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Checkout Sat, 21 August 2021 Blog Elarian

The EWSETA has partnered with the 4IR-AquaTech Business Accelerator programme, which aims to capacitate young entrepreneurs with skills through a 6-month mentorship programme designed to identify, develop support, fund and upscale a new generation of 4IR

Checkout Thu, 15 July 2021 Blog EWSETA

Postscript: After this article was published I discovered Safehack 2021 https://geekulcha.dev/safehack which seems like a good initiative. Hopefully the SAPS will be paying attention

Checkout Thu, 15 July 2021 Web Article Paul Esselaar

We have organisations like Geekulcha and Girl Code ZA, which are both bridging the digital skills gap and Tshimong and 123 tutors who are transforming the country’s educational methods.

Checkout Wed, 07 July 2021 Blog Mahlatse Tolamo

Keitumetsi Tsotetsi is a cybersecurity expert working for Vodacom, where she specialises in implementing and evaluating projects that strengthen the organisation’s digital security.

Checkout Thu, 24 June 2021 Web Article Mail&Guardian

Unfortunately, I never became a good front-end developer, so I switched to back-end in 2017 after attending the Cyber Security Summit hosted by Geekulcha.

Checkout Mon, 21 June 2021 Blog Nathan Hastings-Spaine

Open Data South Africa is encouraging wider use of government data in communities around South Africa for social impact. They have been building a working catalogue of public data sources, running community engagements and preparing an updated open data p

Checkout Thu, 17 June 2021 Blog uKESA

Named ‘Naledi‘, the learning platform offers accessible, low-data-cost online learning for young people on the African continent who may have limited access to connectivity and devices.

Checkout Wed, 16 June 2021 Web Article Luis Monzon

At Zaio, we have always remained committed to cultivating young leaders that will drive the future of Africa and Global innovation. In collaborating with Geekulcha we edge closer to this vision.

Checkout Thu, 03 June 2021 Blog Mvelo Hlophe

The Top 15 Young Geeks awards were launched in 2017 to develop a local ‘geek’ culture and showcase the state of SA’s digital capacity.

Checkout Thu, 03 June 2021 Web Article Sibahle Malinga

Azile Mdleleni was voted as one of the Top 15 Young GEEKS OF 2021. This initiative recognises local talent who work beyond the surface within the local Geek Culture.

Checkout Thu, 03 June 2021 Blog University of Pretoria

ITWeb’s annual CIO Survey has established itself as an insightful, valuable source of industry intelligence regarding the priorities of IT executives.

Checkout Tue, 27 April 2021 Magazine Brainstorm Magazine

For example, the Geekulcha maker community based in Pretoria partners with government departments, private-sector entities, foreign embassies

Checkout Thu, 01 April 2021 Web Article researchoutreach

Microsoft and the Gauteng Department of e-Government have partnered to implement the Gauteng Azure Training programme in collaboration with Andela and Geekulcha. The partnership aims to upskill developers in the province through an immersive programme whe

Checkout Fri, 19 March 2021 Web Article Microsoft South Africa

For two consecutive years, CPSI continued to support youth digital skills development through hackathons and partnerships with youth organisations, such as Geekulcha, a youth ICT development organisation, to promote and acknowledge the critical role youth

Checkout Wed, 10 March 2021 Web Article PMG

Lepsta and Geekulcha have established a partnership to help hackathon participants collaborate efficiently to deliver maximum value on the little time they have working on projects.

Checkout Mon, 01 March 2021 Blog EXCELLENT SITHEMBISO KHUMALO

All Geekulcha programmes are curated with the intention of building skills capacity in the tech/digital ecosystem with a focus on realization, acquirement

Checkout Mon, 25 January 2021 Web Article ITU

In his acceptance speech on receiving the IT Personality of the Year Award in November 2019, Tiyani thanked Prof Barry and said he would like to “follow his example”. It was this that got Prof Barry thinking about life’s relay race in which each generati

Checkout Tue, 08 December 2020 Blog Barry Dwolatzky

The objective for the Hackathon Challenge, hosted by The University of Johannesburg’s Technopreneurship Centre and PAICTA, is to assist the youth with emerging jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities through the development of technical skills.

Checkout Thu, 26 November 2020 Web Article Staff Reporter

The IITPSA President’s awards have recognised the South African IT industry’s leading lights for over 40 years. Past winners include the likes of Geekulcha COO Tiyani Nghonyama as the IT Personality of the Year and Alexander Forbes Group CIO Sandra La Bel

Checkout Tue, 22 September 2020 Web Article Staff Reporter

Open Data South Africa is a joint initiative under the Open Government Partnership (OGP) by the Department of Public Service and Administration, OpenUp, the Centre for Public Service Innovation, The Innovation Hub, Geekulcha, Open Cities Lab and the Human

Checkout Wed, 16 September 2020 Web Article PAN

Lots of youngsters first meet Geekulcha through its VacWork programme, where they spend a week in a simulated working environment, learning how to code and tackling real life problems. Some have won university scholarships with their new-found skills, or

Checkout Tue, 08 September 2020 Web Article Mail&Guardian

Primrose Marote (BSc 2018, BSc Hons 2019) and Wits student Raesetje Bonjo Sefala were nominated among 15 Top Young Geeks by Geekulcha.

Checkout Tue, 30 June 2020 Web Article Wits University

For the fourth year running, Geekulcha named the Top 15 Young Geeks of South Africa to mark the beginning of Youth Month. This year, Geekulcha honors young people that are Enterprising Mankind.

Checkout Wed, 10 June 2020 Blog Impact SA

Youth ICT network Geekulcha has announced its 2020 Top 15 Young Geeks to mark Youth Month. The Top 15 Young Geeks awards were launched in 2017 to develop a local ‘geek’ culture and showcase the state of South Africa’s digital capacity.

Checkout Tue, 02 June 2020 Web Article Lebone Mano 113

Ayoba (www.Ayoba.me), together with the UCTGSB Solution Space and Geekulcha, hosted a virtual hackathon on 3 – 6 April for South African developers. The event introduced ayoba as a platform for developers.

Checkout Fri, 15 May 2020 Web Article africanews

ITWeb’s first Business Intelligence ‘datathon’ will take place this weekend in Pretoria, ahead of the Business Intelligence Summit 2020.

Checkout Thu, 27 February 2020 Web Article Lebone Mano

You will have the chance to meet some of the world's most brilliant #Tech4Good innovators and present your idea to the world. The four-day event will be comprised of lectures, workshops and mentorship sessions, all leading up to a final pitching competiti

Checkout Thu, 05 December 2019 Web Article Red Bull

Tiyani Nghonyama, co-founder of Geekulcha, scooped the 2019 IT Personality of the Year award, while Sandra La Bella, group CIO of Alexander Forbes, won the Visionary CIO title.

Checkout Wed, 27 November 2019 Magazine Sibahle Malinga

Genius Level Founder & Editor Kagiso Maloma Made It To The 2019 Top 15 Geeks List By Geekulcha. By. geniuslevels

Checkout Tue, 08 October 2019 Blog geniuslevel

Although the programme is aimed at teaching girls how to code, in KZN – we partnered with Geekulcha for the inaugural youth in ICT to teach 50 boys and girls.

Checkout Mon, 30 September 2019 Magazine Vodacom

He was recently named one of the top 15 geeks in the country by Geekulcha, an organisation that focuses on empowering young people in IT. He is the youngest nominee on the list.

Checkout Mon, 22 July 2019 Web Article Busi Vilakazi

Geekulcha, a platform and community for South Africans in tech, recently named Sifiso one of their Top 15 Geeks. He’s the youngest on the list of those recognized for their contributions to the South African technology ecosystem.

Checkout Thu, 18 July 2019 Web Article The Clubhouse Network

Every year since 2017, Geekulcha annually releases a list of 15 talented young geeks in the month of June. This is the organization’s way to celebrate, name and honor the ‘minds marking their stamp and playing a greater role in the Digital Revolution’and

Checkout Fri, 07 June 2019 Web Article Tsireledzo Michael

To mark South African youth month, Geekulcha has named the top 15 young geeks playing a role in igniting and developing the tech capacity in the country. The initiative was created in 2017 to showcase and assess the health and state of geek culture or dig

Checkout Wed, 05 June 2019 Web Article Staff writer

Almost 30 hours of non-stop coding were put in by 50 young developers who were given a tough task to develop an Internet of things solution that is “secure by design” during the #SS19Hack hackathon.

Checkout Fri, 31 May 2019 Web Article Simon Foulds and Brian Ngobese

With the first day of ITWeb’s 2019 Security Summit underway at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, 50 young tech enthusiasts are participating in this years’ hackathon event sponsored by PWC

Checkout Tue, 28 May 2019 Web Article Brian Ngobese

“We, at RS Components are passionate about education and nurturing the next generation of innovators. Events such as the Red Bull Basement excites us and we are proud to partner up with Red Bull and Geekulcha and look forward to future events where we can

Checkout Tue, 14 May 2019 Web Article Biz Community

It’s only recently that the value of podcasts, as both a storytelling medium and a new content form to reach engaged audiences, has truly been recognised. More South Africans are listening to podcasts, according to local research conducted by Matt Brown M

Checkout Fri, 25 January 2019 Web Article SME South Africa

During 2018, Open Data South Africa1 collaborated with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), the Council of Land Informal Residence and Family Development South Africa (CULISA) and Geekulcha to run three hackathon (GK 2018) and TrainUp (2018) eve

Checkout Tue, 20 November 2018 Web Article Scielo

It started in 2013 as a Facebook group that brought together a network of developers (affectionately referred to as “geeks”) to share information on the IT industry and networking events.

Checkout Thu, 01 November 2018 Web Article Feature

Youngsters get to spend their holidays with the 'geeks' and the Geekulcha crew and community get to redistribute their skills and knowledge with the students. Themed 'Digital Age: Community Enablement and Safety', the upcoming programme will run from 3

Checkout Wed, 28 February 2018 Web Article Kirsten Doyle

The number of programmers in Africa continues to grow substantially, with many projects gradually gaining recognition. Recently, the largest programming marathon in Southern Africa was held in Johannesburg, called “Geekulcha Hackathon"An event that seeks

Checkout Sat, 07 October 2017 Web Article Guilherme Massala

Also, the community is bigger than just GirlCode; there are other initiatives such as www.geekulcha.co.za that offer opportunities for anyone keen to learn

Checkout Mon, 17 July 2017 Web Article Brand South Africa

The Innovation Hub’s FabLab school programme, run in collaboration with The City of Tshwane, recently graduated its third group of learners. The programme offers training in Computer Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Advanced Manufacturing, and vacation work in

Checkout Mon, 03 July 2017 Web Article IASP

Having achieved much over the past few years, Ngoveni has been listed in the Mail & Guardian’s 2015 Top 200 Young South Africans list, and the Sowetan Top 100 Young Bosses in 2015 and 2016.

Checkout Wed, 07 September 2016 Web Article Staff reporter

Other initiatives include the GeoJozi Developer Challenge, ICT workshops for grades 11 and 12 focused on game design and prototype iteration, and hackathons in partnership with Geekulcha.

Checkout Thu, 25 August 2016 Web Article Staff reporter

Geekulcha Maker Library Pop Up, is the ConnectZA Maker Library grant recipient for 2016 and will be ‘occupying’ the festival for its full length to bring a series of fun, interesting and playful tech related workshops and events. Their full programme will

Checkout Fri, 22 July 2016 Magazine Gadget

Hans Fouche, famous for his giant Cheetah 3D printers that pump out functional prints such as guitars and car jacks, is back. This time around he’s 3D printed a full size skateboard. Fouche is a regular on the pages of makers.htxt, but this project

Checkout Tue, 05 July 2016 Web Article Clinton Matos

Following a great stop in Springbok the day prior, the crew made way to Upington for the second stop of the Skateboarding For Hope Supported By DC Shoes Northern Cape Youth Month Tour.

Checkout Wed, 08 June 2016 Blog World Skateboarding Federation

For the last 12 months, in 2015 and 2016, I have attended a number of Hackathons (as a hacker, a mentor or a judge) around the Gauteng area (big shout out to Geekulcha andWits DIZ) in South Africa.

Checkout Mon, 23 May 2016 Blog Vukosi Marivate

Geekulcha Makers enables electronics students to connect, learn, share and put skills to real use. Its aim is to create a society more of producers than consumers.

Checkout Thu, 19 May 2016 Blog British Council

Geekulcha Makers enables electronics students to connect, learn, share and put skills to real use. Its aim is to create a society more of producers than consumers.

Checkout Thu, 19 May 2016 Blog British Council

Tech entrepreneur and founder of Geekulcha, Mixo Fortune Ngoveni, pops by for coffee. We learn about the spirituality behind different dance forms with the Acts Dance Ministry in Midrand, Johannesburg. “What’s Appening” features a health news app called E

Checkout Sun, 10 April 2016 TV / Youtube i-Dentity

“As Geekulcha, we are super thrilled to be joining the Maker Library Network. This is a step closer to having a state of more producers than consumers. We shall use this platform to seek and expose untapped talent of our country for the world to see. Conn

Checkout Tue, 23 February 2016 Blog British Council

Took some MDS-IS data-mining students and Data Science for Social Good students to visit Innovation Hub. Specifically they visited the Geekulcha collective who were busy hosting their GKVacWork for learners from the Tshwane area (specifically the northern

Checkout Fri, 03 July 2015 Blog Vukosi Marivate

Hlulani Baloyi has just been named the official South African ambassador for Girl Rising, an international program designed to encourage more young women to take up a career in IT

Checkout Thu, 21 May 2015 Web Article Lungelo Shezi

WATCH: Keitumetsi delivers a session on The Evolution of Security and Privacy

Checkout Fri, 15 May 2015 TV / Youtube Keitumetsi

Microsoft SA’s Academic Developer Advisor, Nyaladzi Mpofu told learners at Dan Kutumela Secondary School during the Let’s Get Appy initiative that there is a significant need for locally-developed applications.

Checkout Fri, 08 May 2015 Web Article Matshelane Mamabolo

NASA and other space agencies around the world are preparing for the next International Space Apps Challenge. The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration that takes place in cities around the world.

Checkout Tue, 10 March 2015 Web Article Nkululeko Mthembu

Kulwano Kemisho's interview with Youth Village about her tech career.

Checkout Fri, 28 November 2014 Web Article Youth Village

Developed at a Geekulcha hackathon held in June, a small development team, headed up by Diamond Mubaarak, created the application.

Checkout Thu, 25 September 2014 Web Article UKZN

It’s not easy teaching a group of 60 high school kids how to code and helping them create their own ICT solutions and/or businesses. But thanks to a team of dedicated mentors, the recently rounded-up Geekulcha VacWork program managed to do just that.

Checkout Mon, 14 July 2014 Web Article Hyptertext

Unlike many student development programs, at Coachlab the emphasis is not on entrepreneurialism per se, although some do go on to start their own businesses. Mixo Ngoveni, founder of Geekulcha, graduated last year.

Checkout Wed, 21 May 2014 Web Article Hypertext

To a lot of pupils who have passed their matric with low to moderate marks, the dream of pursuing a career in computer science might seem a bit far fetched.

Checkout Mon, 13 January 2014 Web Article Lehlogonolo Sathekge

All the news last week was about the annual matric results and what better pass rates actually mean. Now that the fuss has died down a little, we wanted to offer a little advice to those who wanted a career in IT but didn’t get the results they needed or

Checkout Mon, 13 January 2014 Web Article Guest Author

Here is to the industry and government partners who came on board to help drive our mission, to the ones who believe as much as we do and who trusted us. Here is to our GEEKS who embraced their awesomeness.

Checkout Fri, 20 December 2013 Blog mLab SA

Started in 2012 under the name INNOvatorz.IT, Geekulcha is a fast growing tech community for young people in South Africa. They encourage a strong culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration amongst young great minds.

Checkout Thu, 31 October 2013 Web Article Mr MediaX

He’s young and passionate about technology, Africa and creative solutions. Meet founder of Geekulcha, King of the “Geeks” and vibrant tech entrepreneur, Mixo Ngoveni. With some incredible insight into the future of technology, creativity and even poetry,

Checkout Thu, 24 October 2013 Web Article Simphiwe Xulu