NCDev Ecosystem

This platform to will keep you up-to-date with activities in the Tech and Entrepreneurship in the Northern Cape province.

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A number of activities are curated as hands-on where you build tech solutions

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Girls and Women in ICT Empowerment

NCDev Women summit aims to give the women in Tech and Entrepreneurship a platform where they can execute their skills and learn more.

The Ecosystem Champions

  • 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
  • About the NCDev Ecosystem


    A platform for all things ICT and Entrepreneurship scene in the Northern Cape. 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 activities 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.

    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.

    Fuelled By Passion and Digital Narrative

    NCDev Initiatives

    Activities of the Ecosystem


    Open Campus

    OpenCampus Meetups

    An opportunity for the Tech community to connect and share their thoughts
    Youth VacWork

    Youth VacWork Programme

    Grooming them young, the VacWork takes place in July every year.
    NCDev Hackathon

    NCDev Hackathon

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

    Information Security

    When Connected, Stay Protected. InfoSec skills development is part of the NCDev Ecosystem.
    SkateHacks

    SkateHacks

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

    Open Data Movement

    Open Data programmes to enable new innovation and smart citizenship
    Facebook Developers Circles: Kimberley

    Facebook Developers Circles: Kimberley

    Social Community aimed at having offline Tech meetups and online engagements.
    Women In Tech

    Women In Tech

    Attracting and Empowering more women in the ICT sector for gender balance in all angles.

    Driving Student Innovation

    Campus drive at Sol Plaatje University


    Growing a Geek Cukture on campus through the Technology, Innovation and Leadership capacity building.

    GKSS-SPU Chapter

    #GKSS18SPU
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    Engineers Without Borders South Africa is setting out to reshape South Africa's engineering sector as a place where people.

    EWB-SPU Chapter

    @EWBSPU
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    #NCDevTop6Ladies Ladies in ICT and Entrepreneurship

    Since 2015, the NCDev Ecosystem has been driving the ICT and SME skills development in the Northern Cape province, we honor some of the outstanding ladies in the forefront of the digital narrative of the province.


    Millicent Mokoena

    Millicent Mokoena


    She is currently managing her own company, Glam Perfected, using innovative technology to provide excellent events management services to her wide range of clients.

    Nomfundo Nkosi

    Nomfundo Nkosi


    Student - First chairperson of the Geekulcha Student Society at Sol Plaatje University. Responsible for the first tech programmes in the province.

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    Gomolemo Motlhwai


    Cordinator, DEDAT- Since 2015, Gomolemo has been at forefront of cooordinating tech activities in the province.


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    Nyakallo Motsoari


    Student, Mathematics - An aspiring astrophysicist with a great interest in code and being one of the leading scientists.

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    Lynette Pieterson


    Lecturer, TVET - Always ensured that her students are active on hackathons and championed the digital drive.

    Joseline Maasdorp

    Joseline Maasdorp


    Ultimate GeekStar, VacWork Mier - A learner at the Rietfontein Combined School. One of the young up and coming industry in the province.

    Digital Innovation Block

    Key Activities

    Activities of the Ecosystem


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    April 2018

    053Hack Kimberley

    A hackathon is an event where hardware and software developers collaborate intensively on software projects related to the internet of things.

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    May 2018

    MoringaIoT 2nd at SS18Hack

    42 young, talented individuals who want to develop their skills through learning and innovation, and who have a passion for Info Security, ML, AI, IoT and other new age technologies.

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    August 2017

    NCDev Women Summit

    NCDev Women Summit seeks to inspire, educate and connect girls and women to be highly active in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Science and Technology.

    Read More
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    March 2018

    Open Data Day Kimberley

    The Internaktional Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. Kimberley hosted the South Africa leg.

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    March 2016

    SKA Hackathon

    With the SKA 64-dish construction complete, how will the data be useful in our everyday lives?

    Read Here
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    November 2016

    Responsive Cities Challenge

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

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    SkateHacks Initiative

    Building more interest into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


    #gkVacWork Kalahari

    #gkVacWork Kalahari

    Team QNEMS Electronics protyped the skateboard tech with focus on safety and general use

    Africa Code Week

    Africa Code Week

    A week of contental coding, youngsters were taught Arduino and coded basic functionalities

    GKHack16 Plugin

    GKHack16 Plugin

    SkateHacks was a category at GKHack16 hackathon and challenged the developers to Hack-a-Skate

    Youth Day Soweto 2016

    Youth Day Soweto 2016

    The Geek Revolution being documented, exposing young tech talent and their skills on TV.

    De Aar Tour

    De Aar Tour

    GKSS TUT lauched at the Soshanguve campus with 60% leadership

    Upington Tour

    Upington Tour

    The Geek Revolution being documented, exposing young tech talent and their skills on TV.

    Midway Mayhem 2016

    Midway Mayhem 2016

    The Geekulcha annual hackathon is the biggest public hackathon in South Africa

    NCDevHack 2015

    NCDevHack 2015

    Providing and making it possible for young Geeks in the country.

    Arduino Day 2016

    Arduino Day 2016

    The Geekulcha annual hackathon is the biggest public hackathon in South Africa

    Skateboarding World Championship

    Skateboarding World Championship

    Providing and making it possible for young Geeks in the country.

    Fakugesi 2015

    Fakugesi 2015

    Over 30 Hackathons! Ensuring that young Geeks connect, learn, share and put skills to real use.

    Sports Science Workshop

    Sports Science Workshop

    First SkateHacks Maker workshop during the Kimberley Diamond Cup Midway Mayhem

    NCDev Ecosystem Events

    Be sure to attend the next event to get your game up


    The NCDev Team

    The team behind the ecosystem driving the activities


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    Creston Campher

    Chairperson | Maker/Developer - Manages all initiatives of NCDev Ecosystem, Creston is an activist in getting stuff done.

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    Keenan Gwells

    Secretary | Growth Hacker - The action guy, Keenan is a futurist who lives to see positive things thereby put action forward.

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    Carlos Barker

    Treasure | Designer - has a passion for design/develop and empowering youngsters to follow their path.

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    Tsholofelo Manamela

    Community Manager | Data Scientist - This is a young entusiastic Tech lady that loves to work with people.

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    Layton Wildt

    PR Manager | Developer - Project manager for all NCDev initiatives, and loves working with the community.

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    Keneilwe Sereo

    EWB Chairperson | Data Scientist - Aspiring Data Scientist, Chairperson of EWB - SPU , Student Leader (Mentor) Professional Model, Dancer and Aerobat.

    A Localized Geekulcha Platform - Powered By DEDAT


    596 Members | 39% Female | 8 Business Analysts | 3 Networks | 33 Electronics | 4% FET Colleges

    Our Partners and Supporters

    Collaborators of the Ecosystem


    Talk to us

    Communications handled by Mr Creston Campher


    Contact Information


    Sol Plaatje Central Campus

    Chapel Street
    Kimberley

    8300


    General Info: info@ncdev.co.za


    The VacWork: vacwork@ncdev.co.za


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