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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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,