Director/Co-Founder of the Maker Station
"Maker Spaces driving innovation and new business development"
Maker and Hacker spaces provide everyone access to work-space, equipment and networking with expertise. They are the perfect space for anyone from DIY-ers and Hobbyist to product developers and entrepreneurs.
“ I am trained as an Industrial designer but have been a Maker all my life. I have worked in product design, prototyping, shopfitting and exhibition industries for 20 years. At the same time I pursued my passion to work with makers all over Southern Africa working on community job creation projects. I co-founded Maker Station with my brother Manus as a social enterprise to address some of the problems I encountered with small scale manufacturing in the African context. ”
Why do you want to be part of UCT Upstarts? “Introducing Social enterprise to students while they are exploring future impossibilities is a great initiative and a passion we share.”
HOW DO YOU ‘IMAGINE A NEW AFRICA’? “Maker and Hacker spaces prare the way forward!”