Top 15 Young Geeks - Class of 2018

Mabu Manaileng

Mabu Manaileng

  • Organisation: iTechHub SA
  • Role: Co-Founder and CEO

Mabu's Biography

Mabu Manaileng was born and raised at a village called Ga-Masemola in the Sekhukhune district of Limpopo. He obtained his M.Sc. in computer science focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI) from University of Limpopo — Turfloop Campus.

Mabu is a full time geek who is either coding, reading books or watching MOOCs.

He enjoys reading non-fiction, biographies and history - citing Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari as one of his favourite reads.

Mabu touched a computer for the first time when he got to university and has been fascinated since. 'In my first year, I literally slept in the lab. I just couldn't believe that anything could be as fascinating as a PC'.

He has since been pursuing research in AI and machine learning as he seeks to unlock its potential in changing Africa, the world and everything else.

I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.

- Elon Musk

Favourite Quote


Dear South African Geeks,

- Mabu Manaileng

Mabu's Work

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