Innovate South Africa

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 South Africa is made up of multiple programs with complementary goals. Please see below to find out more about each program.

Read More

What we do

Innovate South Africa creates engaging learning experiences in innovation that equip young people to solve real-world challenges.

Innovate The Cape

A high school innovation challenge where students identify a local challenge and  dream up solutions to that challenge with the help of mentors and seed funding.

Learn More


A renewable energy challenge where students learn about sustainable energy and have an opportunity to design their own personalized solar energy products.

Learn More

Pop-Up Bellville

A pop-up space challenge where students design a pop-up stall that connects a diverse community and is a viable business.

Learn More

The Bellville Box

A public spaces challenge where students design a parklet that activates central Bellville

Creative and Critical Thinking

Creative and critical thinking

Creative and Critical Thinking

Develop empathy

Creative and Critical Thinking

Communicate ideas effectively

Creative and Critical Thinking

Build self-efficacy