Bongani Mhlanga

  • Organisation: Developer
  • Role: SilvaBlack

Bongani's Biography

Bongani fosters new innovation within the South African landscape by quickly adapting to the latest technologies to solve pressing problems within the society and it is said that his networking skills are unmatched compared to other innovators within the space. His ability to create new opportunities even when things are tough is a skill that he knows how to use effectively. 

A firm believer that our knowledge and skills could be transferred across ages and generations, in that we build communities of innovation and knowledge, the construct of education would make education accessible to all ages. "I believe that Technology is a resource-liberating mechanism. It can make the once scarce the now abundant." - Qoute by Peter H Diamandis

He has so many major highlights he can list from but his biggest came from after the time he got to know about Geekulcha. Bongani has attended 6 hackathons in total, won 2 and was a finalist in 1 in the year 2022 and has also grown from a volunteer to an organiser at tech conferences. From time to time attends workshops and with his team received working contracts for projects(1 of of them was a hackathon project). Lastly he has been inducted in 1 Fintech accelerator as well as 1 SMME MOU with Cisco South Africa. There continues to be more highlights in this tech journey of which the latest is email for the nomination for Top Young Geeks 2023!

Favourite Quote

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster. And treat those two impostors just the same. - Rudyard Kipling Poem

Dear South African Geeks,

Developers and Tech communities cannot operate in Silos. In order for us to achieve maximum impact in innovation we need to collaborate and work together, grow together, innovate together. People in tech are not the saints and saviours of non tech people, both are groups that need each other for out of the box thinking and innovation.

- Bongani Mhlanga

Bongani's Work

  • As a software developer, consultant and a Developer Community organiser. The main projects he is working on center around education systems. He recently partnered with a colleague who we will be working on a mentorship based education platform. This partnership extends all the way to a partnership in Kenya where we will expand the model.

    Secondly he has a project with his friend where they will be building websites for primary schools in Mpumalanga. Another project we have been working on is helping startups build their own platforms or to assist existing businesses with digitising their businesses. Focusing on education, they have a drone and coding project for kids in the pipeline as well as a gaming and streaming project for kids during holidays we are working on . There are some mini projects that include podcasting but the major projects we are working on this year are centered on education.

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