Innovate South Africa provides a platform to ignite creative thinking, to nurture invention and encourage entrepreneurship among young people. Innovate South Africa is inspiring and empowering a cohort of young problem solvers that address challenges they truly understand.

Innovate the Cape

An annual innovation challenge for high school students with innovative ideas to create change in their communities. Innovate the Cape is run in collaboration with GMin.


Code 4 CT

A holiday program for high school girls, introducing them to web building skills, creative problem solving and careers in IT.


Innovation Workshops

Innovate South Africa offers custom innovation workshops to guide groups through applying Design Thinking to tough problems.

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Our Team

Innovate South Africa is run by a group of young people who are passionate to see South African innovation grow. We consist of a large team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who tirelessly work towards our vision. Our team is directed by an executive board, Grant, Stefan and Emma.

Our team is constantly growing and adding to its number. If you would like to join us, please fill in the Join the Team form.

If you would like to work with our innovateSA finalists by offering advice, mentoring, or running a workshop, fill in the 'A Team' form (Advisory Team).


University of Cape Town
Stanford University
Standing Tall
Silicon Cape
Open Box Software
Engineers Without Borders SA

Ignite Innovation

There are many ways you can contribute to igniting innovation in South Africa.

You can donate your time by being a mentor, running a workshop, helping us once off with graphic design, joining our volunteer team full time ... there are many ways to join the family.