About Gabriel Cassim

Building Technologies For Impact

Gabriel Cassim is an innovator from the Johannesburg suburbs. He comes from a hardware development background however a few years ago he decided to venture into software.

Since high school he always wanted to sell his own piece of software and it didn't take him long to experience that feeling as he is driven and inspired by technology. In grade 10 of high school he was awarded the science club captain. By grade 11 he received an honors badge for science club.

He wants to see radical change in South Africa's adoption of new technologies that solve societal problems at a large scale. More so his key focus is being a driver on the ground in developing the foundation as well as the technology needed to prepare the country for the adoption of new tech.

In summary his key focus is to shine a light into the uncharted technological territory that is making using of new technologies to solve societal problems.

Being inspired by Elon Musk: "He is living evidence of the potential that exists within government-private technology companies."


GKSS 2020 Leaders Challenge

The Geekulcha Student Society (GKSS) is aimed at getting students into Tech and Innovation Leadership for students on campus in generating an understanding of the digital environment, becoming inspired, and enabling life-changing innovation.

All GKSS chapters are required to enter the GKSS 2020 Innovation Challenge and make use of Open Source digital/technological stacks of choice in building solutions that bring about change on campus and society. Your solution needs to be focused on 'Student Life post-COVID-19'.


Ayoba is a messaging platform, with support to channels, payments, bots and micro apps/service agents. It is localised for African and Middle East consumer needs.

Ayoba, together with the UCTGSB Solution Space and Geekulcha, will be hosting a virtual hackathon on 03 - 06 April for South African developers. The event aims to introduce the opening of Ayoba as a platform for developers and the MicroApp to 3rd parties.

MTN App of the Year

The MTN App of the Year Awards is a champion of app development in South Africa; celebrating local talent and out-of-the-box thinkers that drive disruption and change.

App of the Year has entrenched itself as the premier app development competition in the country, and we’ve come a long way since our inaugural event in 2012, thanks to the amazing calibre of entrants – some of whom have become household names – and our partners, whose support makes the magic happen year on year.

NCDev Hackathon 2019

A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects.

Northern Cape Developer Hackathon (NCDevHack) is an annual provincial hackathon aimed at stimulating and developing more ICT/Entrepreneurship in the province.

South Africa, we have a plan...

Gabriel plans to inspire a generation of innovators and risk takers just as the innovators and risk takers of the previous generation have inspired us.

His plan is to do this by developing the necessary long term governmental relationships needed to implement new technology developed in line with the goals of the country. In doing this I hope to encourage private-governmental partnerships in the pursuit of developing pioneering technology.

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