Top 15 Young Geeks - Class of 2017

Reabetswe Bodiba

Reabetswe Bodiba

  • Organisation: Old Mutual
  • Role: Product Manager

Reabetswe's Biography

Reabetswe (Rio) Bodiba was born and raised in Pretoria. He patented an invention for a universal remote that you can call with a cellphone at the age of 12, making him arguably the youngest person to register a patent in South Africa. (

A few years later, through a suggestion from his Headmaster, Rio took an IQ test and was given the opportunity to skip 1.5 years of school, taking him from the end of Gr.8 to the middle of Gr.10.

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- Reabetswe Bodiba

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