About NCDev Ecosystem

A platform for all things ICT and Entrepreneurship scene in the Northern Cape. Developed by the Sol Plaatje University students who were selected as Geekulcha Student Ambassadors. The ultimate goal of the NCDev Ecosystem is to build-up to an establishment of an mLab in the Northern Cape.

The platform extends Geekulcha services to the Northern Cape for students, entrepreneurs, designers and community leaders to Connect, Learn, Share and Put Skills to real work.

Vision: The Northern Cape must become one of the strong leaders in the ICT space in South Africa and be a home of Innovation, Adequate Skills Pool and drivers of the growing Tech-Enabled world.

Mission: Establishing a highly active Developer/Maker Ecosystem in the Northern Cape for for a Smart and Inclusive Economy while realizing a socio-economical value.

Htxt Africa Article: Geekulcha Expanding Tech Student Body To Northern Cape

Platform Goals

This platform to will keep you up-to-date with activities in the Tech and Entrepreneurship in the Northern Cape province. Shall take greater aim in skills development and gives an edge to outstanding individuals to showcase their skills and be exposed to the corporate world for work and collaborative opportunities.

Championing These Aspects

  • Innovation: We tell you about all the Innovations coming from Northern Cape's Innovators
  • Tech Events: Keep up with what the industry is up to. Get exposed and find opportunities
  • Live by code: Tech meet-ups, codefests, hackathons, GeeksConnect and many dev sessions will get you up the game.
  • Growth Network: We bring you a variety of opportunities for networking and connect with industry leaders for work and collaborative opportunities.
  • Entrepreneurship: Get the right tools to kick-start your journey into Entrepreneurship and make a massive contribution to the economy and in job creation

Fuelled by GKSS-SPU


Geekulcha Student Society at Sol Plaatje University to drive tech activities on campus

The GKSS at SPU has the following mandate:

  • Represent Geekulcha on campus
  • Create and Enable platforms for student empowerment
  • Host events/initiatives
  • Connect students closer to opportunities
  • Drive digital campus initiative (GKSS App)

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NCDev Initiatives

SkatePoint App
Know your skateboarding game? Get the SkatePoint app and put your knowledge into a test.

NCDev Hackathon
Annual hackathon to grow Developer/Maker momentum towards a smart and an inclusive province through Technology and Innovation.

Making skateboards smart and cool, the team integrate tech in skateboards, gather data and visualize.

SKA Hackathon
Hackathon to bring about SKA knowledge and unearthing Innovation that will impact our lives.

Code Laaities Block

The Open Government Partnership South Africa (OGP SA), Open Data Institute (ODI) and a number of local partners are running an open data challenge on the theme of Responsive Cities. The specific challenge questions for each city are described in the tabs below and you can ENTER your proposal by 28 October 2016.

The aim of the Responsive Cities challenge is to encourage developers, designers, researchers and entrepreneurs to use available open data from various cities across South Africa to develop applications, stories and visualisations that can help residents work better with local government.

Between September and November 2016, participants will have a chance to work with city representatives, technical mentors, other teams and ODI specialists to build out their value proposition and workable prototypes. Winners will receive cash awards, incubation and/or seed funding up to R300,000 to develop their solutions further.

  • Water Crisis

    How can we use open data to improve water management in Northern Cape cities and towns?

    The local chapter in is championed by through the DEDaT, DCVH and Geekulcha to help local innovators be competitive on the national scale.

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What's Happening?

Join the NCDev Ecosystem mailing list for the following

  • Events (Hackathons, Trainings) alert
  • Job/Collaborative opportunities
  • Public engagement invites
  • Tech Enlightenment
  • Innovation stimulation

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The Team

Nomfundo Nkosi

Nomfundo Nkosi

Chairperson | SPU Campus

Project manager for the NCDev Ecosystem, Nomfundo is an activist in getting stuff done.

Keenan Gwells

Deputy Chairperson | SPU Campus

The action guy, Keenan is a futurist who lives to see positive things thereby put action forward

Thato Duiker

Secretary | SPU Campus

Graphics Designer, Thato has a passion for ICT and empowering youngsters to follow their path.

Creston Campher

Deputy Secretary | SPU Campus

Skateboarding fan, Creston is a second year student who loves software development. Has sound skills in Android apps development.

Joyce Munetsi

PR Manager | SPU Campus

Advocate of female leadership and change in her field

Rebaone Moretlwe

Community Manager | SPU Campus

Rebaone is a first year student at SPU who likes to empower women and and use her love for computers to solve problems.



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Contact Information

Communications handled by Mr Thato Duiker

Sol Plaatje Central Campus

Chapel Street


Email Address: info@ncdev.co.za

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