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Who can apply: University and FET college students may apply to start a GKSS chapter on campus. Should there be more than one application from one campus, Geekulcha will connect all applicants.

GKSS Support: The GKSS chapter will be provided will branding materials fro the activation. For the programmes and activities, Geekulcha will provide funds support. The committee may seek additional funding.

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GKSS Chapters Around The Country


Eastern Cape

0 chapters

Free State

3 chapters

Gauteng

12 chapters

KwaZulu-Natal

0 chapters

Limpopo

1 chapter

Mpumalanga

2 chapters

North West

1 chapter

Northern Cape

1 chapter

Western Cape

1 chapter

About GKSS

The Geekulcha Student Society (GKSS) is aimed at getting students into Tech and Innovation Leadership for students on campus in generating an understanding of the digital environment, becoming inspired, and enabling life-changing innovation.

The country need a next generation of problem solvers, captains of industries and leaders of society at large, the GKSS initiative was create to help build and prepare leaders of tomorrow in the ICT sector.

Trainer

Technology

Getting an industry head start
Trainer

Innovation

Social, Civic and Inclusive solutions
Leadership

Who leads a GKSS chapter?

GKSS chapters are created and led with passion, desire, hope and will for change on campus and society. A Top 6 Leadership gets formed and drive the key activities of the chapter.

Geekulcha challenges GKSS chapters to drive the following:

  • Gender balance in the Top 6 Leadership structure
  • There must be a 1st-year student who must be groomed to lead higher
  • A Tech and Innovation manager who leads partners tools
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Mapping with HERE Technologies

Here Technologies is a company that provides mapping and location data and related services to individuals and companies. It is majority-owned by a consortium of German automotive companies, whilst other companies also own minority stakes.

GKSS Leaders get to be Ambassadors of HERE Maps on campus and drive Mapathons and other activities that requires location services.

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GKSS In Numbers

21

Chapters

169

Leaders

33

Projects

9

Provinces

Why GKSS was created

Key Mandate of GKSS

Class

Empowerment

Female, High Schools and the Elderly's digital/tech skills development.

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Socially-Relevent

To build solutions that enhances social, civic, ecducational and economic goals.

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Geek Culture

Growing a vibrant scene of a proactive and sustainable Geek Culture on campus.

GKSS Weekly Activities

With aim of ensuring that no student is left behind, GKSS chapters drive
weekly activities for Enlightenment and Excitation in the ICT sector.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
#1 GKSS-VUT
Remember School Monday
GKSS-TUT-Sosha
Female Geeks
GKSS-BC
#ElectronicsWednesday
GKSS-TUT-Sosha
#HireGeeks
GKSS-VUT
Gaming Friday
#2 GKSS-TUT-Sosha
Monday Motivation
GKSS-BC
Career Tuesday
GKSS-VUT
Wonder Woman Wednesday
GKSS-BC
Throwback Thursday
GKSS-BC
Open Source / Games Dev
#3 GKSS-UNISA-FLORIDA
Monday Motivation (projects)
GKSS-UNISA-Pretoria
#HireGeeks
GKSS-NWU
#ElectronicsWednesday
GKSS-BC
#ElectronicsWednesday
GKSS-NWU
FemaleFriday
#4 GKSS-NWU
Monday Motivation
GKSS-VUT Career Tuesday GKSS-UNISA-Florida
#ElectronicsWednesday (robotics)
GKSS-UNISA-Florida
Gaming Friday (technologies)
#5 GKSS-BC
Monday Motivation
GKSS-VUT Career Tuesday GKSS-BC
#ElectronicsWednesday
GKSS-UNISA-Pretoria
Student Entrepreneurship
#6

GKSS-TUT-Sosha
#ElectronicsWednesday
GKSS-TUT-Sosha
Open Source


 

GKSS Cycle of Development

Desired Goals by Geekulcha

Redistribution
GKSS Leaders impart skills gained onto other students and members of the society.
Excitation
Building interest and exposing students to exciting industry opportunities.
Be Proactive
Keeping up with the shifts, planning and forecasting developmental angles
Enlightenment
Ensuring that students get to know and work with emerging technologies.
Build Localised
Building socially-relevant solutions that create a direct impact for all.
Industrial Exposure
Working with industry partners in enabling guidance, standards and tools.




 

GKSS Light Moments

 

 
TADHack Johannesburg
MTN TADHack

Part of something big

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HERE Technologies

Learning moe on the tools

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Meeting the Dean

Updating the leadership

The skills

Train The Trainer

Geekulcha values growing the GKSS Leaders who in turn, helping the growth of students on campus on various aspects of career development. Train The Trainer sessions are done quarterly for GKSS chapters.

Train GKSS Leaders
 

Building what Matters

As leaders of the Geek Culture on campus, the GKSS chapters are challenged to build solutions that takes care of the needs of the students beyond Covid-19.


 

GKSS leaders are encouraged to take part at Hackathons and work on projects that addresses challenges in the different sectors. Special challenges will be hosted from time to time for GKSS leaders.

All GKSS chapters are required to enter the GKSS 2020 Innovation Challenge and make use of Open Source digital/technological stacks of choice in building solutions that bring about change on campus and society.

“I want to put a ding in the universe.”

–Steve Jobs

Competition between is encouraged between the GKSS chapters wiht a hope and intention of channeling growth onto the leaders.

GKSS Leaders Challenge
 
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