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KwaZulu-Natal Province

 
KwaZulu-Natal

Future GeekStars Initiative



Learn More Apply for #gkVacWork

Digitizing the Evolution: Tourism and Agriculture

Pietermaritzburg, KZN's capital, is the main city in the municipality but it stretches to small towns and semi rural areas that areas of the province. Agriculture happens in Hilton, Cedara, Howick and other areas in the municipality.

Tourism is big in Pietermaritzburg and Howick with Midmar Dam, Howick Falls, the Mandela Capture Site, the old Pietermaritzburg prison that once kept Mahatma Ghandi, King DinuZulu and Nelson Mandela.

Trainer

Technology

Getting an industry head start
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Innovation

Social, Civic and Inclusive solutions
Collaborative Efforts

The Support

Geekulcha VacWork (#gkVacWork) is an annual vacation skills development programme that brings together about 50 high school pupils to learn about IT, with a specific focus on mobile app development, Web development, and entrepreneurship skills. It aims to encourage youth to venture into the ICT field to increase work opportunities within the industry.

Geekulcha is promoting the concept of developing software that it `secure by design’. When presenting their solution, the coding teams will have to explain how they integrated security in the software development lifecycle and how they plan to address possible vulnerabilities.

Register for #gkVacWork




 
 

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Solutions for Impact

Projects From KZN #gkVacWork

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Core Graphics

Graphic design solutions for brands in the community.

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Baby Slay Designers

From baby showers to weddings to society - team designs for purpose.

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Howick Designers

Centred around clothing brands - Howick designers provide design solutions.

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Access Tech

With a mission to opening an electronic consumer store, they build web solutions.

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Blaq Frog

The team created a website for the coffee shop business they seek to open.

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Jaguar Tourists

Access to the best of what Howick Town has to offer through an app.

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App Nerds

Providing a vritual tour guide of the points of interest in Howick Town.

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Team ITOUH

Story mapping points of interest for tourists in Howick Town.

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Local Travellers

The solution is centered on providing social benefit while helping tourists.

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Team PPC

Protecting plants and helping farmers yield better profits in the production.

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World Changers

Preserving water and enabling efficient means for irrigation.

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Team Android

A mechanical system for recycling gray water for general purposes.

 

Key Objectives of the #gkVacWork


 

#1

Future Proof

To channel and equip future leaders with skills that will help buildtomorrow.

 
 
 
 
 
 

#2

Skills Redistribution

To enable local youth be responsible for each others' digital growth.

 
 

#3

Involved Transformation

To get the future invloved in building the future they want to see.

 
 
 
 
 
 

#4

Thoughts Hub

To gather thoughts on which direction our Smart Growing World should take.

 
 

#5

Entrepreneurship

To install the spirit and channel impactful youth business mindset.

 
 
 

 

The Winners

 

 
1st Place

FeTeam PPC

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2nd Place

Team ITOUH

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3rd Place

Access Tech

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