Home of the Geeks

Geekulcha creates and enables platforms for Innovation and Creativity while exposing young talent and skills to the industry for opportuinities.

About Geekulcha Activities #Top15YoungGeeks

What is Geekulcha About?

Shaping the ICT Scene in South Africa

Geekulcha is where the young, skilled, creative and ambitious tech minds meet to connect with each other, share knowledge, collaborate on projects, network with industry leaders, obtain training to further improve and enhance their skills and to put that newly acquired skill to work. The platform has over 15 800 techies and innovators across Africa.

Established 15 March 2013, our focus is on empowering young geeks through ICT skills development and training while giving them a taste of what awaits them in the big world through industry exposure.

Enterprising Mankind: Social, Civic and Inclusive

The ultimate goal is to ensure that the South African tech ecosystem is competitive and as the build cool technological solutions, there is an element of sustainability as much as possible.

Services The 3 Transitions Our Partners

15 800

Geekulcha Community

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Hackathons

1080+

Hardware Makers

5 9000+

Software Devs





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ICT Achievers Awards 2016

In 2016, Geekulcha was nominated and won the ICT Achievers Award for the Local Industrialization category.

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BBQ Award 2017

We won the 2017 Black Business Quarterly Award in The Innovation Hub's New and Innovative Business category.

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25 Most Innovative Companies2017

FastCompany Magazine SA named Geekulcha as one of the 27 Most Innovative Companies of 2017.

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Geekulcha Services

Providing services bothLocal & International

While driving impact, Geekulcha also helps organizations achieve their mandate by providing services that it offers. We are ready to work with your organization.

Consultation Trainings Ecosystems Digital Development

Geekulcha Programmes


Geekulcha VacWork

Grooming the future in South Africa, preparing youngsters from high school.


Raeketsetsa

Girls doing it themselves in the tech space while empowering others and the future.


GKSS Student Leaders

Building Tech and Innovation Leadership capacity on campus by students for students.


Hire Geeks

An intent drive approach to help local geeks be presentable and get hired for jobs.


The Hackathons

Radical skills and innovation development platforms with industry and like-minds.


1st Year

Ensuring a journey driven and focused ICT student life from first year level.


Open Data Innovation

Open Data for Innovation and Smart Citizenship - building what matters.


SafeHack

Secure By Design action and challenging local Geeks to Hack Against Digital zombies.


Seasonal DevDays

When seasons change, a new focus outset is expected of us to evolve in the tech needs


Connected Intelligence

Building intelligence into connected things and leveraging on the data from them.


Top 15 Young Geeks

Celebrating young local Geeks playing a key role in changing the game in the tech space.


Provincial Ecosystems

Ensuring an inclusive Geek Culture within all parts of the country for marginalised areas.

A localised Geek Culture in the Northern Cape province

NCDev Ecosystem

The Geek Culture For You

How do I become part of the Geekulcha team?
Although the organization is limited with resources, various ways are made to help local Geeks and industry be part of the Geekulcha platform including:

  • Community Member: Staying up to date with the shifts of the industry and opportuinities
  • Lead Geekulcha on Campus: Be part of the GKSS structures on campus
  • Provincial Champion: Represent Geekulcha at your own province
  • Mentor: Support local Geeks with their growth paths
  • Future GeekStar: School learners can become scholars through the VacWork programme


I want my child to learn how to code
We have the Future GeekStars initiative which is used as a platform to monitor the progression of learners from high school to tertiary level and then to the job market so that the transition is made easy.

The main focus is on skills development and fostering entrepreneurship and innovation that will make them be active leaders of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.

School learners may be registered for the holiday VacWork programme.

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I'm a student at a university, how can Geekulcha help me?
Geekulcha was primary created for university students and still has a key focus on them hence the organization leverages on academic partnerships to create and enable more opportuinities for students.

Students at universities can take part of these programmes:

  • Student Leadership on campus (GKSS)
  • Hackathons and Mapathons
  • Student VacWork Programme
Mentor for GKSS Programme
I have an app idea, can Geekulcha assist?
In most cases, Geekulcha crew would be busy with other projects and as such, we owuld refer you to a developer in the community.
Does Geekulcha have any presence ko kasi or in rural areas?
From time to time we host the programmes in the townships. Digital litreacy programmes or trainings are set fr rural and remote areas.

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Born out of a Facebook Group (INNOvatorz.IT), Geekulcha seeks to build a strong Geek Culture in South Africa to realize a state of more Producers than Consumers. Geekulcha champions these aspects:

  • Tech Excitation: Geekulcha has a variety of localized tech programmes for the digital emancitipation

  • Geeks Thoughts: Young Geeks have a platform to share their thoughts, discover and be discovered in the industry

  • Young Talent: Enabling and nurturing young talent to be the next best in tech industry

Staying True to these Transitions

High School Learner

#gkVacWork STEM

Building excitation and enlightenment onto young minds from high school.

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To Tertiary

1stYear #GKSS2020

Academic excellence through tech and innovation leadership on campus.

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To the Job Market

#GKHack20 #HireGeeks

Development onto one's career and getting exposed to opportuinities.

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