About Future GeekStars

What's this really about?

Future GeekStars is a Geekulcha initiative that was officially launched 06 October 2014 at The Innovation Hub. It 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.


Preparing learners to be Better Students and leaders of our socio-economic structures, a future of active Geeks.


Achieving a state of greater skills capacity and have more Producers than Consumers.

Our Spirit




Show & Tell

Geekulcha VacWork: See what it's like to work in the ICT industry, get mentored and work with Geekulcha Geeks

Take Part

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Giving youngsters a platform to showcase their skills and talent on a global scale.

Check More

Reaching Out: Striving to make better communities through ICT, we can reach your place for the Gospel of Tech.

Invite The Geeks

Stuff We Do

The Future GeekStars initiative focuses on the aspects for skills and human development

#gkVacWork October 2016


Setting an Innovation mindset and implement innovative solutions


Redistributing acquired skills into the younger generation through guidance and understanding


A pltaform to be leadership and be people centered. Be a leader of our socio-economic structures.

Career Alignment

Industry leaders get to help you choose and follow the right path and passion.

GeekStars Space

Future GeekStars Hall of Fame

SABCNews Network: #gkVacWork October 2016

Scholars featured on American TV channel - CCTV America

Why I love the Geekulcha VacWork

Former scholars open their own business

Robot to help in construction sites

Scholars featured on SABC1 - Teenagers On A Mission

Our Work

These are some of the stuff we have been up to

gkVacWork October 2015

With focus on Flora Apps, youngsters built systems to preserve and appreciate plant life

Kimberley Sports Science

Making skateboards smart and cooler by hooking up sensors onto the skateboard

Robotics VacWork in Mamelodi

Samuel Baloyi mentored a group of youngsters in robotics for their VacWork in Mamelodi


Empowering Young African Technologists in Soweto

Technovation Gauteng

Geekulcha mentored Technovation learners in the Gauteng regions of Sebokeng, Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa and Soweto.

Cape Town Scholars

Exhibiting for young scholars at the Budget Vote speech debate by DST.

VacWork April 2015

A VacWork edition for 40 learners in the City of Tshwane with a theme Growing World

Arduino Day 2015

Scholars attend the Arduino Day South Africa event.

VacWork October 2014

Hosted for 15 scholars to collaborate and build real world solutions

What's Happening?

This is what's happening with the Future GeekStars programme

Geekulcha VacWork scholars attends the Phenominal You 2015 workshop


Young Geeks featured on Sosh Times newspapers about the hearing aid solution


Empowering and honoring young scientists in Mpumalanga


Scholars interviewed on SABC 1 teen show about their projects


#gkVacWork Programme

Ekasi Lab, Soweto
30 - 06 December 2016
09:00 - 16:00, Everyday







Simulated Workplace

  • Assigned to work station and computing resources, get to know how how it feels to work on a real life project to develop a product/service.

2017 Calendar

  • 03 - 12 April: GP, Digital Township

  • 03 - 14 July: GP, FinTech

  • 10 - 14 July: N Cape, Bloodhound

  • 02 - 06 October: GP, Bloodhound

Getting Trained

Peer Learning

Learn from others


Guidance throughout


After a week of developing something cool, present to a panel of judges, get feedback and stand a chance to win great prizes.

The Curriculum

Mobile Apps: Create a mobile app based on a given theme

Web Applications: Coding a website or using a template, produce the best site.

Electronics/Robotics: Play with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Lego to make best hardware solutions

Graphics Design: Design the world as you see it

Business Analysis: Understand business processes and give the best solutions

Why join the programme?

* Learn some cool ICT stuff
* Have an app to show your friends, be cool
* Work with other brilliant young minds
* Get mentored by some really cool geeks
* You get a certificate as a certified Future GeekStars


There will be no payments provided to scholars during the programme. Food, transport and computing resources WILL be provided by to you.

The Application Form

Meet The Team

This is the team responsible for the Future GeekStars activities

Mpfumeri BaloyiProgramme Facilitator

Thamisanqa MahloalaMentor: Mobile Apps

Reabetswe BodibaMentor: Business Development

Herve NtubiMentor: Web Development

Emelia TuffourMentor: Business Analysis

Solly CossaMentor: Electronics

Gracias NgomaMentor: Electronics

Tiyani NghonyamaProgramme Account/Founder

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