About us

When our youth are empowered with the right skills to innovate and create solutions, they unlock the opportunities for new businesses that will drive our economies forward. This is why we support these young innovators, founders, next generation coders and digital creatives.

In 2012 mLab Southern Africa launched as a mobile technology accelerator with the aim of supporting innovative new startups and to unlock the mobile apps economy. Since then we have grown to include programmes that support skills development through our own and partner code academies, facilitated co-creation seasons with industry and public sector partners and we continue to build on our successes as a local tech startup accelerator.

mLab Southern Africa is a registered Nonprofit organisation that is powered through the support of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, The Department of Science & Technology, The Innovation Hub, The V&A Waterfront and the World Bank infoDEV.

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Meet our team

Rulani Nevhufumba

Facilitator mLab Gauteng & SCRUM MASTER

Lebogang Madise

Facilitator mLab Western Cape & DEMOLA SA


Khuthadzo Gundula

CodeTribe Facilitator Tshwane | Android Developer

Melvin Musehani

mLab Lead Developer


Sihle Mabaleka

Facilitator CodeTribe Soweto | DEMOLA Johannesburg

Derrick Kotze

Chief Executive Officer