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Meet Lindiwe Matlali

Lindiwe Matlali is the Founder and CEO of Africa Teen Geeks; an NGO that teaches kids how to code.

She is currently studying towards MS in Technology Management from Columbia University in New York as well as a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Stanford University. Her numerous accolades includes Young Business awards top 3 finalist, Mail & Guardian Top young South Africans 2014 ,TechWomen Fellow 2017, Innov8tive Magazine Top 50 Visionary Women in #Tech To Watch in 2017, 

Destiny Magazine Power of 40 a list of South Africa’s powerful women under 40, Top 50 most inspiring women in tech 2017, MTN Women in ICT Community Builder Recognition Award 2018 and Fairlady/Santam Social Entrepreneur 2018. Lindiwe is also an accomplished speaker, she gave a Tedx talk at TEDxBeaconStreet in Boston Massachusetts and at the 20th MIT Venture Capital and Innovation Conference in 2018.

Milestones & Achievements

  • Commissioner Presidential 4IR Commission
  • HM Queen Elizabeth II Commonwealth Point of Light Award 2019
  • Winner MTN Women In ICT Community Builder Recognition Award 2018
  • Winner Fairlady/Santam Social Entrepreneurship Award 2018
  • Winner BBQ awards Community Builder of the year Award 2017
  • Destiny Magazine #Powerof40 powerful women under 40 2017
  • Innov8tiv’s Top 50 Visionary Women in #Tech To Watch in 2017
  • 50 Most Inspiring Women in South Africa #InspiringFifty 2017
  • Techwomen Fellow 2017


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