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Welcome to Innovate South Africa

InnovateSA is an innovation competition for high school learners  in South Africa. The competition provides a platform to ignite creative thinking, to nurture invention and encourage entrepreneurship among young people. InnovateSA encourages youth to identify challenges in their community and create solutions to these challenges. Finalists are paired with a mentor and awarded up to R5000 to prototype their idea.

See the 2013 Innovate the Cape finalists.

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Last year’s winner of Innovate Salone.

How does one inspire a community to innovate?

How does one inspire a community to innovate? “It starts with one person and then it spreads to others. It is all about being optimistic about life. In saying this, I love being optimistic because that means I can influence others. By definition innovation is about bringing something new to the table, something that can …

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Luthando (right) with teammate, Sinethemba, and mentor, Brenda of CTV.

Luthando’s story

  “My name is Luthando and I am an innovator. I would like to share with you my journey with Innovate the Cape.  Innovate the Cape came to a group of us in high school to ask what challenges we face in our community. They said that if we come up with an innovative solution …

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