Geekulcha Student Society

Tech and Innovation Leadership on Campus



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Geekulcha Student Society

South Africa has a lot of Tech talent that can help us achieve the digital state we want. We need to help them grow. Geekulcha takes tech leadership onto students on campus.

Intended for students and led by students at universities, the GKSS initiative is intended to grow Tech leaders of tomorrow by growing capacity, enlightenment and drive socio-tech cohesion on campus.

GKSS structures have their own activities independent of Geekulcha and have freedom to raise own funds with the help of the Geekulcha main body.

Vision: To groom of the strongest leaders in the ICT space in South Africa for Innovation, adequate skills Pool and drivers of the growing digitally-enabled world.

Mission: Establishing a highly active Developer/Maker Ecosystem in the university for a smart and vibrant community while realizing a socio-economical value.

GKSS Impact


GKSS was created in 2015 at Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley

These are some of the numbers on the ground

Student Leaders

Projects

Campuses

Activities



GKSS Focus Areas

1. Socially-relevant development [40%]: Tech that matters in the communities
2. Tech Events [25%]: Tech elignment and excitarion on campus
3. STEM [15%]: High schools programme for Science and Technology interest
4. Women Empowerment [20%]: #GeekWomenLead, creating and enabling gender balance in ICT

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GKSS Feed(Stories)


Facebook Developer Circles in Soshanguve

TUT | 27 October 2017

As a luanch of the GKSS TUT, the Facebook Developer Circles Meetup was hosted and focused on Facebook Messenger Bots.
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Open Campus: Heritage

SPU | 18 September 2017

During the heritage month, the GKSS SPU team focused the weekly meetups to Heritage and tech
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Read more on NCDev Ecosystem

NCDevHack on Campus

SPU | 09 - 10 September 2017

Set against the backdrop of youth skills development, employment exposure and women empowerment.
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Read more on NCDev Ecosystem

EWB IoT Design Challenge

SPU | 09 - 10 September 2017

In parallel with the NCDevHack hackathon, the EWB IoT Design Challenge tackled informal settlemenst issues
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Read more on EWB SA

NCDev Women Summit

SPU | 25 August 2017

For women's month, the GKSS team collaborated with Raeketsetsa to host a one-day women's summit in Kimberley
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Top 6 Women in Science and Technology

SPU | 25 August 2017

On the day of the NCDev Women Summit, top 6 women in Science and Technology in the Northern Cape were named
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Read more on NCDev Ecosystem

Open Campus: Women in Tech

SPU | 09 August 2017

In spirit of women's day, the GKSS SPU team hosted females in the Open Campus edition
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Open Campus: Open Data to Address Gender Imbalances

SPU | 23 August 2017

Making use of Open Data to come up with solutions in addressing gender inequalities especially in ICT
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Read more on Open Campus

Open Campus: Visual Recognition

ATTI | 16 August 2017

Technology Demos and discussions on how to develop Visual Recognition solutions especially for the province
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Read more on Open Campus

Information Security Training Kimberley

SPU | 22 July 2017

Building Information Security skills onto both developers and users of tech solutions. Industry experts were invited.
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Youth ICT and Business VacWoork in the Kalahari

SPU | 10 - 14 July 2017

The GKSS team led by Creston Campher mentored youngsters on how to code and build tech startups. 11 projects were developed.
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Read more on NCDev Ecosystem

ITWeb Security Summit Hackathon

SPU | 16 - 17 May 2017

The 2017 ITWeb Security Summit Hackathon was extended to Kimberley and hosted by GKSS and DEDAT team
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Read more on ITWeb

GKSS Team in Pretora

SPU | 22 April 2017

The 2017 ITWeb Security Summit Hackathon hosted an IDEATHON before the hackathon, the GKSS team took part
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Read more on ITWeb

Open Data Day Kathu

SPU | 04 Mar 2017

International Open Data Day, GKSS team took part, gave a workshop and facilitated a session at the Open Data Day Kathu
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Read more on NCDev Ecosystem

GKSS Leaders Graduate Cum Laude

SPU | 25 March 2017

Former GKSS SPU leaders (Nomfundo and Joyce) graduated Cum Laude on their studies at SPU
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Read more on Geekulcha Blog

Geekulcha VacWork programme to give IT students job experience

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Highlighted Leaders


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Nomfundo Nkosi

Nomfundo Nkosi

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Keenan Gwells

Keenan Gwells

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Creston Campher

Creston Campher

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Galaletsang Morake

Galaletsang Morake

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Tshego Komane

Tshego Komane

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Grace Chuman

Grace Chuman



Sol Plaatje University

Kimberley

This chapter of GKSS works together with the NCDev Ecosystem and the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Established in 2015, GKSS SPU has been doing a lot of work in building the Developer/Maker Capacity and Momentum in the province.

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Tsholofelo Manamela Chairperson

Tsholofelo Manamela
spu

Boipelo Molongwane Deputy Chairperson

Boipelo Molongwane
spu

Olatomiwa Akinlaja Treasurer

Olatomiwa Akinlaja
spu

Nozibusiso Marumo Community Manager

Nozibusiso Marumo
spu

Joram Mongale Secretary

Joram Mongale
spu

Barrington Hulana Program Manager

 Barrington Hulana
spu




Tshwane University of Technology

Soshanguve

This chapter of GKSS worked together with the BrainHackers movement on campus housed at Lab 19-214 and does a lot of programmes and projects on IoT and AI.

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Galalestang Morake

Galalestang Morake
TUTsosha

Tiisetso Modubu

Tiisetso Modubu
TUTsosha

Moses Mhlwana

Moses Mhlwana
TUTsosha

Lerato Tsotetsi

Lerato Tsotetsi
TUTsosha

Tshegofatso Komane

Tshegofatso Komane
TUTsosha




University of Mpumalanga

Nelspruit

Established in 2016, this chapter is focused growing tech momentum and interest on campus at the School of Science. They have since hosted an Open Dataquest focused on HIV/AIDS and took part at the Ekurhuleni Hackathon.

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Glen Mogane

Glen Mogane
UMP

Lerato Cubungu

Lerato Cubungu
UMP

Mhlonishwa Msibi

Mhlonishwa Msibi
UMP

Rasilalume Murendeni

Rasilalume Murendeni
UMP

Tsebo Mokoena

Tsebo Mokoena
UMP




Wits University

Braamfontein

Got the Geek Juice flowing...

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Mosima Matlhwana Chairperson

Mosima Matlhwana
WITS




Tshwane North College

Mamelodi

Warming up

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Tlhapi Thato L.B Chairperson

Tlhapi Thato L.B
TNC

Miyelani Cassius Mathebula

Miyelani Cassius Mathebula
TNC

Digauto Doctor

Digauto Doctor
TNC

Lebese Andries

Lebese Andries
TNC

Lekoloane Patrick

Lekoloane Patrick
TNC

Mokubedi Khutso P

Mokubedi Khutso P
TNC




Pearson Institute of Higher Education

Menlyn

Very eager to learn

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Whitney Enhle Chairperson

Whitney Enhle
PHIE

Raymond Mpete

Raymond Mpete
PHIE

Kudakwashe Maponga

Kudakwashe Maponga
PHIE

Lerato Baloyi

Lerato Baloyi
PHIE

Moshabi Seema

Moshabi Seema
PHIE




Vaal University of Technology

Vanderbijlpark

Warming up...

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Mercy Makgale Chairperson

Mercy Makgale
VUT

Viwe Mtonitshi Prog. Manager: - Innov and Entrep

Viwe Mtonitshi
VUT

Kananelo Seema Treasurer

Kananelo Seema
VUT

Chriswell Matsinde Secretary

Chriswell Matsinde
VUT

Kefuwe Mahlangu PR Manager

Kefuwe Mahlangu
VUT

Katleho Makgoba PR Manager-STEM

Katleho Makgoba
VUT




TUT Emalahleni Campus

Thwane University of Technology

Started of with a the AirQuality Data Hackathon

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Oscar Khoza Chairperson

Oscar Khoza
TUTeMA

Musa Dladla Secretary

Musa Dladla
TUTeMA

Sindisiwe Mtsweni Treasurer

Sindisiwe Mtsweni
TUTeMA

Arafat Mashabela PR Manager

Arafat Mashabela
TUTeMA

Gcina Mhlongo Prog. Manager: Women & STEM

Gcina Mhlongo
TUTeMA

Thobejane Mpho Prog. Manager: Tech & Innovation

Thobejane Mpho
TUTeMA




Rosebank College

Braamfontein

Collaborates with StudentsUnite

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Dineo Mabitle Chairperson

Dineo Mabitle
RC

Lerato Rantho Deputy Chairperson

Lerato Rantho
RC

Njabulo Mthonti Treasurer

Njabulo Mthonti
RC

Valencia Morobane Secretary

Valencia Morobane
RC

Tshepo Bathabeng Community Manager

Tshepo Bathabeng
RC

Takatso Modiselle Prog. Manager: Women and STEM

Takatso Modiselle
RC

Tariq Ebrahim Prog. Manager: Tech & Innovation

Tariq Ebrahim
RC




Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

Pretoria

Focused on greatness

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Grace Chuman Chairperson

Grace Chuman
RGIT

OFENTSE TSHILWANE

OFENTSE TSHILWANE
RGIT

JABULANI MBONANE

JABULANI MBONANE
RGIT




University of the Free State

Bloemfontein

Set to IGNITE

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Support GKSS Chapters

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Financial Support

GKSS Chapters do the most in growing the Geek Culture on campus. By supporting the GKSS chapters, you are grooming talent for your company and talent for the industry. Support with R5 000, R10 000 or R15 000 or any other contribution.


Mentorship and Access

As students, GKSS leaders need as much guidance as possible to grow. You may volunteer as a Mentor for the GKSS chapters on campus. Apply as a volunteer HERE.

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Content and Resources

The aim is to grow Tech and Innovation leadership on campus, we request that you help the chapters with tools, APIs, software licences and any other resources to help the chapters grow.


GKSS Partners/Sponsors

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