Code for Cape Town

We want to see young women empowered to leverage technology for social innovation, so that there is greater diversity in the African tech industry. We want high school girls to have an enabling environment to imagine and create new technology that is relevant to a South African context.

Coding

Learn how to build your own websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript & JQuery. Go on to explore exciting modules from game development to user experience design.

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Communication

Learn how to pitch ideas, represent yourself online, communicate professionally and work with online collaboration tools.

Problem Solving

Apply your coding skills to issues you are interested in. You will learn how to tackle complex problems using the design thinking process.

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Career Guidance

Explore future options by meeting different companies doing exciting things with technology. We offer career testing and connect you to our network of study institutions and bursary programs.

Our Courses

We equip high potential female learners with the coding, problem solving and life skills that will allow them to leverage technology to contribute meaningfully to South Africa’s innovation system. The program exposes young women to how technology can be used for social innovation and helps them navigate critical study decisions.

Why I Code

These videos tell the stories of young female coders who are changing the face of technology. We hope these videos inspire young women to consider tech in new ways.

 

Code Week 2017

During the July school holiday, 70 newly recruited Grade 10 girls spent 5 days building on their newfound web development skills at Code for Cape Town’s Code Week 2017.

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Code4CT honored by the Queen

Code4CT’s founder was awarded the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for her work towards social justice which she received in June 2015 from her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

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