In July 2023, QSouthAfrica was founded by a number of active members largely from Stellenbosch’s Quantum Research Group, as well as from the UKZN and Wits. QSouthAfrica is a pioneering community dedicated to advancing quantum computing in South Africa. We have been actively engaged in this transformative field even before our official establishment. Our mission is to raise awareness, educate, and foster collaboration among individuals interested in quantum technologies.

Through educational resources, workshops, talks, and webinars, we provide accessible opportunities for professionals and enthusiasts to learn about quantum computing and its applications in various sectors. We believe in the power of connections and actively encourage networking and collaboration among quantum enthusiasts, researchers, and industry professionals.

As part of the global QWorld network, we work to make quantum knowledge accessible to all curious individuals in South Africa.

Join us on this quantum journey and be part of the quantum revolution in South Africa. Whether you’re an expert, a student eager to learn, or simply curious about quantum computing, QSouthAfrica welcomes you. Let’s explore the boundless potential of quantum technologies together and shape a brighter future for South Africa and the global quantum community.

You can contact us via email at qsouthafrica [at] or visit our LinkedIn for more information.

Board members of QSouthAfrica:
Prof. Francesco Petruccione
Abbas (Omid) Hassasfar

Team members of QSouthAfrica:
Donovan Slabbert
Tristen Gwynn
Amy Rouillard
Chanelle Matadah Manfouo
Muhammad Al-Zafar Khan
Fatema Elgebali
Thembelihle Rose Dlamini
Matt Lourens

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