Top 15 Young Geeks of 2017

Recognising local talent, herewith the Top 15 Young Geeks doing
the work beyond the surface within the local Geek Culture.

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Profiling Talent

A check on the health of the South Africa Geek Culture, work being done, shortfalls and future forecast.

Channel Support

Highlighting the needs of local Geeks and Highlighting the needs for support to nurture young talent.

Inspire The Future

A quest to help young school learners see what is possible and build up same energy and stamina on them.

What's this about?

The role of Geekulcha in this journey is to create and enable platforms for Innovation and Creativity. In this regard, the organization also seek to showcase the shifts and health of the South Africa Geek Culture.

During the Youth Month, Geekulcha name and honor Top 15 Young Geeks in South Africa. These are the minds marking their stamp and playing a greater role in the Digital Revolution. These are Geeks who have been identified as being a role player in the transformation.

One gets nominated and selected to be on the list based on the work they had been doing and contributing the SA tech ecosystem.

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Here are the Geeks named for 2017 #Top15YoungGeeks

Top 15 Young Geeks of 2017

Dineo Malatjie

Cyber Security Intern/ CSIR

Dineo hails from Mpumalanga, initially came to Gauteng to study medicine but ended Computer Systems Engineering as her second preference in which she found something she have always been passionate...

Lebogang Madise

Facilitator/ mLab SA

Lebo started off with developing apps targeting devices that run on the Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 platform where she acquired knowledge and skills that can be used in executing any software development...

Mazi Muhlari

Mobile & Web Developer/ Crunching Code

Mazi Muhlari is a social entrepreneur. He builds technological solutions that strive to alleviate some of the social inequalities that we are exposed to in South Africa.

His main aim...

Melvin Musehani

Founder and CEO/ TheAppchemist

Melvin Appchemy's charismatic CEO and co-founder. Having started coding at the age of 13, he became a professional software developer right after he completed high school.

With a...

Mokgadi Rasekgala

Fashion Designer/ The Luxury Craft

After completing her honours in Computer Science at Wits, attending a fashion popup event gave her tech side a new found passion in e-commerce specifically in the fashion space. She describes herse...

Nkululeko Tunzi

Systems Developer/ Technovera

An inventor from ekasi, Soweto. Nkuleleko is a final year student from the Tshwane University of Technology with a great interest in electronics systems development. He has attended various hackath...

Pivendren Naik

Most Valued Professional/ Microsoft

Born and raised in Durban, a product of the local public schools. studied Electronic Engineering: Computer System. He would like to think of himself as the average Geek just with 4x more caffeine p...

Reabetswe Bodiba

Product Manager/ Old Mutual

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...

Rebecca Franks

Android Engineering/ Dynamic Visual Technologies

Rebecca is the Android Engineering Lead at Dynamic Visual Technologies. She qualified cum laude from the University of Johannesburg in 2012 with a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology.

Regina Kgatle

CEO/ Educare

Cleverly disguising educational content in arcade-style games, Regina Kgatle is blurring the boundaries between learning and play.

Her company, Educade, offers a selection of games t...

Rendani Nevhulaudzi

Managing Director/ Joren Communications

Rendani Nevhulaudzi is 29 year old entrepreneur and founder of Joren Communications - a web development and design company based in Midrand Johannesburg. Rendani is passionate about crafting of gre...

Sihle Mabaleka

Android Facilitator/ Code Tribe SA

He considers himself an experiment of the digital age; living proof of concept of what the internet can create. Born of a teacher and clerk, Sihle, grew up with learning and writing around him. He...

Sizwe Mngadi

Founder/CEO/ Megadose

He is the founder of a tech startup named MegaDose, An Effortless Online Marketing & M-Commerce Platform positioning itself as becoming one of the top local online commerce gateways, providing...

Sonwabile Sigenu

Projects Manager/ EWB UP

Sonwabile Sigenu is a 21 year old final year Mechanical Engineering student, from Bloemdivein, and Projects Coordinator for Engineers Without Borders University of Pretoria (EWB-UP). He is also a m...

Thoko Miya

Project Manager/ GirlHype

Thoko Miya is a Project Manager at Girlhype NPO, an organisation based at Look out Hill Khayelitsha in Cape Town. Girlhype teaches young women from the community of Khayelitsha coding, programming...