Solve for Tomorrow

About Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

Launched for the first time in Africa in 2023, Samsung Solve for Tomorrow is a unique competition that encourages creative thinking, problem-solving skills and teamwork to nurture social innovative ideas that address local communities’ most pressing problems.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow was designed to increase interest and proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. This competition encourages grade 10 and 11 learners from underserved communities an opportunity to gain invaluable skills, while using STEM education to find creative solutions to solve challenges faced by their respective communities.

Launched globally in 2010, the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow programme had already reached over 1.5 million contestants in more than 30 countries around the world.

2023 Mentors

Our programme is carefully curated to show how technology can help tackle some of society's biggest issues and brought to life by our course mentors.

Nicky Beukes

Seasoned business professional with a strong passion for youth development and mentoring

Malcolm Gumede

I’m passionate about education, and a firm believer through education, science, and innovation we can achieve a lot as a nation.
When opportunities such as this come my way I’m eager to assist and impart my own experiences to other people.
What I hope to get out of this is seeing other people’s ideas becoming a reality and a tool to solve one of many of our country’s challenges.

Nastassja Singh

A Compliance leader, educator and explorer. Passionate about inspiring individuals and future generations to be authentic, spirited and confident through education, motivation and support.

Craig King

An experienced Supply Chain and Logistics Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry.
I am a student who is always learning daily. An aspiring leader who is a strong believer in continuous improvement, development and progression.

Anesu Malisa

Also known as The Black Sparrow *insert pigeon cooing noises*, Anesu Malisa, Samsung Africa's Future Generation lead, is a multi-hyphenate creative, who loves to express himself through music, tiktok comedy, scriptwriting and more.
With prior experience as a youth mentor, and a tech start-up founder, this cultivated Anesu's deep love and passion for technology, and most importantly, raising the next generation of creative innovators.

Given Mphela

Passionate about youth empowerment. I am a learner in all aspects of life.
Eager to improve the lives of others.

Rose Legodi

I am a very passionate marketing professional that possess a curious nature that allows me to approach life with imagination, creativity, and an open mind.
I have a B Com Hons Degree in marketing management and currently work as a Retail Marketing Lead for Samsung Central Africa, (SCA).
Some of my strengths include a passion for marketing, boldness to take on new challenges, self-motivated, dynamic persona, with excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

Thurston Yule

In my profession I am a Super-hero I save people's lives... No! not a doctor but a IT Support specialist J
Committed to enable our younger generation for a better future.
Knowledge without discipline is a weakness hence why we strive for excellence!
honoured to be a part of solve for tomorrow!!

Thabang Mofokeng

I'm a dedicated IT professional with a decade of experience in the ever-evolving world of information technology. Beyond my technical expertise, I proudly wear two cherished titles: a devoted husband and a dedicated father to a bright daughter.
Over the past decade, I've excelled in various IT roles, including Field Support Engineer, First Line Support, and IT Service and Infrastructure Specialist. My ability to collaborate seamlessly, boundless energy, and unwavering passion for technology set me apart. As an adept communicator, I make complex IT concepts accessible to all.
I embody self-organisation, goal orientation, teamwork, and a positive, learning-focused mindset.

Nkosikhona Mthembu

By profession I am an experienced Key Account coordinator within Consumer Electronics Division, My educational background consists of BCom majors in Economics and Supply Chain Management,
In context I just want to get the most out of the opportunities I’ve been given. To become the best version of myself. I believe that many things we cannot change–such as our genetics, or the upbringing we had–this has a huge impact on us. Also the place where we were born, whether we were lucky on good parents and role models, and so on. But once we grow up and make our choices, we get plenty of opportunities to change something to better in our own lives, and in lies of people we have contact with, be it at work or in our private life. I do not want to let these opportunities pass, without taking them.