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"Localization of Innovation with Global Technologies" is the primary drive with skateboarding as one of the popular activities in the Northern Cape province, we need to use it towards socio-economic and human knowledge/skills development.
The Knowledge Economy and Innovation sub-programme of the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism seeks to empower the youth through ICT and and Business/Entrepreneurs skills development.
SkateHacks Maker activities are ran during the Kimberley Diamond Cup Northern Cape tours and the Skateboarding World Championship in October.
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The Kimberley Diamond Cup is an annual skateboarding event held at the beginning of each southern hemisphere Spring in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. The event features the largest single-event prize purse in skateboarding - $100,000 for first prize in the Street competition - and is the largest the skateboarding competition in Africa.
Communities located around Kimberley Diamond Cup Sponsor Kumba Iron Ore’s mines own a stake in the company and receive twice-yearly dividend payments that are used for community development projects such as clinics, schools, and infrastructure development. Kumba Iron Ore has also a stated commitment to turn South Africa’s Northern Cape Province into a world-class extreme sport destination.
Makers and Skaters behind the programme
A skater and coordinator of the SkateHacks initiative. Second year student at Sol Plaatje University
Electronics Systems Maker, Solly is a final year student at the Tshwane University of Technology
Dineo is one of the youngest members of Geekulcha and she is an Electronics systems developer
What we are up to
Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it wanted to see what’s on the other side. The world is growing, things are changing, getting smarter and more integrated than ever. Geekulcha honoured an invite by the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism
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