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

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.

SkateHacks
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

Coding is the literacy of the digital age indeed: a whole new language for children to speak fluently and express themselves in the 21st century. This is what brought SAP, the Cape Town Science Centre and the Galway Education Centre to join forces and give birth to Africa Code Week.

The Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism is powering the local edition of the Africa Code Week to equip young people with Digital skills. Geekulcha behind the Tech Revolution. Different activities will be hosted throughout the Africa Code Week (15 - 23 October) in the province.


  • Student Innovation

    Student Innovation

    Take over by student Innovators to Show&Tell and inspire the next generation of coders.

  • Bloodhound

    Bloodhound

    Exploring innovative ideas that youngsters can come up with for the Bloodhound rocket car. Mobile apps will be built on the day.

  • Student Innovation

    Code Laaities

    Introducing youngsters into the world of code. This session is focused on most disadvantaged school and introduce them to the various platforms. They will do an Hour of Code.

  • Student Innovation

    Mobile Ninjas

    Nothing but mobile apps, kids must come up with socially-relevant Innovative ideas and work on building them. We must use this as an opportunity to kickstart the global Technovation Challenge for the Northern Cape.

  • Student Innovation

    Make a Satellite Station

    The team will bring electronics Maker tools and get kids to build their own simulated radio Satellite stations (with Data transmitter and a Receiver radio). They will code Arduino to customize data they want to collect such as Temperature, Humidity, Luminosity, etc.

  • Student Innovation

    SkateHacks Outreach

    A reach out and build Sports Science knowledge/capacity through skateboarding and tech activities. Youngsters will build sensor tech to make skateboards smart and cool.

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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
Kimberley

8300


Email Address: info@ncdev.co.za


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