Top 15 Young Geeks of 2018

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 2018 #Top15YoungGeeks

Top 15 Young Geeks of 2018

Frannest Toll

BTech IT Student/ Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Frannest Toll is a 20 year old Information Technology student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He also a Network marketer as well as a cryptocurrency investor.


Gary Odendaal

CEO/ Lunar Web Development (Pty) Ltd

Thinker of Deep Thoughts - Coffee addict, beer and wine connoisseur, gamer and lover of all things Tech. Gary grew up in East London and started his career out as a Data Capturer....

Gift Nxumalo

PHD Scholar/ Szent István Egyetem

Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in May 2017, Gift worked as a SAPS junior commissioner for two years where he specialized in crime prevention and investigation.

Gift did actuar...

Henry Chen

IT Student/ New York Institute of Technology

Henry took his first step by attending Hackathon while in Grade 10 in the Northern Cape. Once you made the first step, everything will be clear for you.

He always pushed his limit, t...

Hlulani Baloyi

Digital Analyst/ Girl Rising

Hlulani Baloyi is a Digital analyst(Full stack developer),working for a consulting firm. She graduated from the Tshwane University of Technology in 2014 with a Diploma in Information and Communicat...

Josiah Thobejane

Co-Founder/ Taxi Math

Josiah Thobejane is a 19-year old young man whose main interest is technology. As of 2018 he is a second year Software Development student at Rosebank College.

He has created dozens...

Kim Mukenge

Game Developer & Designer/ Kimard Studio

Arnaud Mukenge Kim Chulu Amina is an entrepreneur in technology & a lecturer in User Experience & Graphic Design. Founder of Kimard Studio, in 2014, which focuses on consulting in Gamificat...

Mabu Manaileng

Co-Founder and CEO/ iTechHub SA

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 Uni...

Moses Mhlwana

IT Student/ TUT

Born on the 1st of January 1999 and raised by his grandmother till the age of 6, Moses moved to Gauteng to live with his uncle in 2006, that's the year he was introduced to a PC. He then gained...

Mukondleteri Dumela


The Software Development and Multimedia graduate from the University of Pretoria student came up with the idea of creating the dictionary after he found it difficult to get Xitsonga words on Google...

Mzwakhe Besho

Senior Developer/ Brain Hackers

A well preserved young man, prides himself in doing his work to his utmost abilities. He always push himself to the ultimate limit when it comes to school work. Mzwakhe has fully dedicated himself...

Pertunia Tladi

Associate Technical Engineer/ SQS Group

Pertunia grew up in Polokwane, Limpopo and graduated with a Bcom(IT) degree from the University of the Free State in Bloemdivein.Currently a Technical Engineer at SQS Group.

During h...

Phathutshedzo Khabubu

Founder and Developer/ The Plug Social Platform

Phathutshedzo Khabubu, a co-founder of the startups called Open Kasi and The Plug Social Platform, most importantly he is a developer by passion but the most interesting part of that he has learnt...

Sandiso Ncube

Founder/CEO/ Indieconsultant Pty Ltd - Technology Solutioning

An Entrepreneur & Business Analyst with experience across Business Analysis, Technology Solution Consulting, Project Management, Small Business Advisory, Training & Development and Commerci...

Tyler Maclachlan

Dev Overlord/ Lunar Web Development (Pty) Ltd

Tyler is one of the winners of the AB InBev Hack the World Johannesburg competition. He is hard working and has the ability to think on his feet and turn anything he touches into something innovati...