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.

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

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

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#gkVacWork Mpumalanga - November 2017

Integrated Green Technologies: Youth ICT and Business Programme

A Week Long Hands-On Programme

The Youth ICT and Business Vacation Work programme will take place in Mpumalanga. Open for free for 9 - 20 years old youngsters.

Proudly brought to you by Vulinqondo Innovation Hub and Geekulcha.

The Theme

This edition is centered on Integrated Green Youth Economy challenge young people in taking interest and rally behind the green economy and technologies.

Youngsters will use ICT tools to bring the application of science into being and help others adapt and find value.


A team from Geekulcha, Vulinqondo Innovation Hub and the community will help the youngsters build mobile apps, websites, electronics systems and business cases.

Thaba Chweu Local Municipality

This edition will take place at the Thusong Community Centre with 40 learners.

Mentors: Kingsley 'Skinny' Kgwedi - Web, Electronics; Nanikie Malwane - Web, Mobile; Nkosana Ndlela - Electronics;

Thembisile Hani Local Municipality

To take place at the Thembisile Hani Public Library with 20 learners.

Mentors: Lloyd Mafoo - Electronics; Fhulufhelo Maumela - Web, Mobile, Electronics; Tiisetso Mphuthi - Mobile;

Dr JS Moroka Municipality

To take place at the Siyabuswa Public Library with 20 learners.

Mentors: Rendani Mbodi - Electronics; Charles Maruma - Electronics; Thato Banda - Mobile;

The VacWork in Numbers Since July 2014

Youth ICT and Business VacWork

6 startups created and operated by the former VacWork scholars since 2015.

Mayor Kasim Reed

The Mayor of Atlanta City (USA) and his delegation, checked out the VacWork during his visit to South Africa in 2016.
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Limpopo VacWork Programme

Youngsters spend their Holidays With The Geeks. The Geekulcha crew and community get to redistribute their skills/knowledge to the young ones.

In expanding the annual Thagaetala Career and Sports Day activities, Mapitsi Holdings seeks to instil digital skills interest of the learners at Thagaetala Secondary School.

This edition will take a greater focus in solutions that seek to build digital excitation for the community and the school in which the youngsters live and learn.

Sina Legong - Geekulcha: Programme Lead
Kikomeko Ibrahim - Geekulcha: Web Development
Fhulufhelo Maumela - Geekulcha: Web Development
Gundo Tshilimandila - Mobile Apps
Rehab Matabane - Inspiration: Mapitsi Holdings


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


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

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Mixo Ngoveni

CEO - Social Media Geek with a purpose in community development. He is a also a project manager withing Geekulcha

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Tiyani Nghonyama

COO - In charge of the Technical things and strategy development

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Sina Legong

General Manager - responsible for events coordination and leads the female initiative, Raeketsetsa.

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Claudio Manuel

Applications Developer - nominated as student of the year in 2012, Claudio live and breathese

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Gundo Ligudu

Web Developer - Behind some of the Geekulcha sites and learning more of design work.

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Prudence Mahlangu

Mobile Apps Dev - part of the mobile ninjas team developing social-relevant apps.

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Rhulani Salani

Mobile Dev - part of the Geekulcha mobile ninjas and developing apps to make the society better.

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Lungile Mohale

Junior Business Analyst - Project management and invite in the business processes of Geekulcha.

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Sakhile Sibuyi

Electronics Dev - Sakhile leads some of the electronics projects with focus on machine learning and data analysis.

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Loyd Mafoo

Electronics Dev - also part of the Web Dev team, Loyd works on Web RTC technologies.

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Nkosana Ndlela

Electronics Dev - One with a real passion for the crafts in electronics.