Past Winners of GKSS Awards

The following are the GKSS and industry leaders awarded winners of the GKSS Awards in the previous years - Geekulcha thanks them for the work. * Roles are of the year of winning.

  • 2020 - GKSS Leader of the Year
    Ms Yolanda Mabusela

    Deputy Chairperson / GKSS-VUT

  • 2020 - Best Industry Partner
    ITWeb / Brainstorm Magazine

    Tech and Business News

  • 2020 - Best Industry Mentor
    Dr Paul Plantinga

    Research Specialist / HSRC

  • 2020 - Best Industry Mentor
    Mr Steve Jump

    Founder & MD / Custodient Advisory Services

  • 2020 - Best Female GKSS Leader
    Ms Amantle Mashele

    Chairperson / GKSS-BC

  • 2020 - Best Support Lecturer
    Ms Eva Mamabolo

    Lecturer / Sol Plaatje University

  • 2020 - Best Student Project
    Dr Paul Plantinga


  • 2020 - Best Chapter of 2020
    Sol Plaatje University & Tshwane University of Technology

    Kimberley / Soshanguve

  • 2019 - GKSS Leader of the Year
    Mr Mercy Makgala

    Chairperson / GKSS-VUT

  • 2019 - Best Project/Start-up


  • 2019 - Best Support Lecturer
    Ms Eva Mamabolo

    Lecture / Sol Plaatje University

  • 2019 - Best Female Leader
    Ms Yolanda Mabusela

    Chairperson / GKSS-VUT

  • 2019 - Best GKSS Chapter of 2019
    Sol Plaatje University

    Kimberley, Northern Cape

  • 2019 - Best Government Mentor
    Mr Muzi Ntombela

    CIO / CPSI


Awards Categories In 2021

Best Student Innovation

A project of impact that GKSS leaders were involved in developing at a Hackathon platform or any extra-curricular activities.

Best Female GKSS Leader

In the recognition and need to build the balance, this award will be given to a female leader who has served as an inspiration to other students in saying "We are doing it ourselves".

Best Support Lecturer

Lecturer or a member of the department who has been supporting and helping enable access for the GKSS chapters.

Best Industry/Gov Partner

Industry organization that has supported GKSS chapters with guidance and/or resources to assist in the activities.

Best Industry/Gov Mentor

Government or Industry leader who has been on the ground to help students develop their skills in guided GKSS programmes/activities.

Community Champion Award

This award is given to a GKSS leader who's a plug for other students

Knowledge and Opportunity Champion

This award is given to a student who leads the light in sharing opportunities and knowledge with others.

Best GKSS Chapter

Award given to a GKSS Chapter that has made great strides to uplift and empower students through social impact and access to opportunities.

GKSS Leader of the Year

Recognizing a leader who has created an enabling environment for students to access opportunities and represented the institution at various platforms.

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