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#Top15YoungGeeks: Meet Doreen Mokoena

During the Youth Month, Geekulcha name and honor Top 15 Young Geeks in South Africa. These are the minds marking their stamp and playing a greater role in the Digital Revolution. These are Geeks who have been identified as being a role player in the transformation.

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Meet Doreen Mokoena, Internet Governance Coordinator at ZADNA


Digital Forensics, Criminal investigation, Policy and Regulations, Internet Governance, data privacy, and Cybersecurity are her passions. A driving force behind her undying dedication to bring together women in information security from various stakeholders for capacity building in an attempt to bridge the gender divide.

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South Africa has a shortage of Digital forensics professionals especially black women, this may be due to the fact that the industry is still harnessing the 'not so newly' field and it seems a bit clinical to some however with awareness and mentoring a staggering penetration will be witnessed that will come with equal opportunities for employment and development.

In five years, she would love to own a Digital forensics firm, she's been blessed with amazing mentors and industry respected roles models, would also like to take the lead and provide similar guidance and mentorship to other women and most importantly translate policies into handbooks for ease of reference as in when needed on the go.

With the increase in cyberbullying, the handbooks will cater to teenagers who need immediate relief and legal enlightenment in an event of victimization.

I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.

  • William Ernest Henley

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Tiyani Nghonyama

Tiyani Nghonyama

COO of Geekulcha in SA. A software and hardware developer, Tiyani drives social development initiatives such as RHOK Pretoria, Arduino Day South Africa, and the Geekulcha VacWork, among others.

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