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  • Google launches CS First program in South Africa

    Google launches CS First program aimed at South African learners

    August 20, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Google launches CS First program aimed at South African learners

    On 15 August 2019, Google South Africa launched the CS First program which according to Google was created by educators aims to teach South African learners the fundamentals of computer science. This program will strive to educate over 30,000 South African...

  • Vodacom to teach over 500 young South African girls to code

    Vodacom to teach over 500 young South African girls to code

    June 21, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom to teach over 500 young South African girls to code

    Vodacom will offer over 500 school-going female learners from across eight provinces in South Africa the opportunity to learn how to code from 24 June – 05 July 2019. With this investment, Vodacom aims to narrow the gender digital divide at an early age in...

  • Coding should be taught at an early age says experts

    Coding should be taught at an early age says experts

    May 7, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Coding should be taught at an early age says experts

    There is a lot of talk in South Africa about the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the need for education in the country to start preparing learners for the future world of work from a young age. Unfortunately, in South Africa, resources are often...

  • South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

    South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

    April 13, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

    The stage is already set for this year’s MiWay ‘by invitation only’ Hackathon. The event will see Honours and final-year students from leading South African universities battling it out to find out whose financial modelling skills are the...

  • SPARK students learn to code in Hour of Code

    SPARK students learn to code in Hour of Code

    February 27, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SPARK students learn to code in Hour of Code

    Next month, learners at SPARK Carlswald in Midrand will take part in the Finastra Hour of Code, a one-hour tutorial designed to broaden participation in computer science. Six years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said: “In 15 years we’ll be teaching...

  • Africa Code Week 2018 touched 2.3 mln young Africans

    Africa Code Week 2018 touched over 2 mln young Africans

    January 17, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Code Week 2018 touched over 2 mln young Africans

    Africa Code Week (ACW) 2018 exceeded all expectations by empowering 2.3 million youth across 37 countries with digital and coding skills – compared to 1.3 million youth engaged across 35 African countries in the previous edition. According to Cathy...

  • Lego Boost rolls out computer coding for kid

    December 4, 2018 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Lego Boost rolls out computer coding for kid

    As we move closer to digital transformation and with the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning it’s essential that kids learn how to code. Toy production company, Lego has rolled out the first kit in the Lego Boost range that is designed...

  • Ericsson, UNESCO scale up skill development in AI for youth

    Vodafone launches coding programme for youth in Ghana

    August 29, 2018 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodafone launches coding programme for youth in Ghana

    The Vodafone Ghana National Coding Programme launched in partnership at the Accra Digital Centre with the government will benefit 10 000 youth in the next five years.  The programme is part of Vodafone’s unique strategy to ignite Ghana’s digital...

  • Five tips for pentesters in iOS

    Five tips for pentesters in iOS

    August 1, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Five tips for pentesters in iOS

    As our phones play an increasingly essential role in our lives, releasing secure applications has become a necessity for protecting end users. As a result, the role of pentesters has gained importance in identifying unwanted behaviors, such as allowing data...

  • The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) will launch its School of Software Engineering for secondary schools in the Free State on 25 April 2019.

    Top 10 most popular programming languages

    July 8, 2018 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 most popular programming languages

    With the IT industry evolving at the rapid rate that it is, it’s no surprise that so many people are looking to get into programming. Everyone needs a website and everyone wants an app, but only those versed in the appropriate language can build them...

  • Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

    Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

    June 16, 2018 • Education, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

    Learning to code is a critical element in the 21st century school curriculum, giving learners the ability not only to use technology but to create it, as the world ushers in the fourth industrial revolution. Learners equipped with these skills will be in high...

  • South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

    WeThinkCode_ trains young developers at no cost

    June 13, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on WeThinkCode_ trains young developers at no cost

    From before the invention of the QWERTY keyboard in 1868 and up to the ongoing advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) today, individuals have explored and redefined the boundaries of what was previously deemed possible – and it is safe to assume...

  • The benefits of learning to code

    The benefits of learning to code

    May 6, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on The benefits of learning to code

    Coding may seem intimidating at first glance, but mastering it, or at least getting to grips with the basics, is so much more advantageous than one might think. The benefits go beyond just being able to understand “the language of computers”. It also...

  • Lagos Government pledges to train 1 million residents on coding

    Lagos Government pledges to train 1 million residents on coding

    March 1, 2018 • Education, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lagos Government pledges to train 1 million residents on coding

    At the sixth edition of Social Media Week Lagos, taking place in Lagos, Nigeria from 26 February to 2 March 2018, the Lagos State Government revealed that it plans to have trained one million residents in coding by 2030. This will essentially allow them to...

  • South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

    Local coding initiative opens doors for South African youth

    January 25, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Local coding initiative opens doors for South African youth

    WeThinkCode_, a tuition-free, peer-to-peer technology university has opened its doors to anyone between the ages of 17 and 35 who passes the entrance tests to learn how to code. Arlene Mulder, MD and co-founder of WeThinkCode_ said, “We are all about...

  • 1.3 million Africans taught coding during African Code Week 2017

    1.3 million Africans taught coding during African Code Week 2017

    December 5, 2017 • Events, General, Top StoriesComments Off on 1.3 million Africans taught coding during African Code Week 2017

    On Tuesday, 5 December 2017, SAP revealed that its Africa Code Week programme saw 1.3 million youths across 35 countries learn basic coding skills. The project had a target of training half a million African youth between 18 and 25 October, so the 1.3 million...