Scholarships

I am delighted to announce the list of learners who have successfully been awarded a bursary worth R750 to attend Code for Cape Town’s Intro to Coding workshop. What is Intro to Coding? It is 4-day workshop taking place in the April school holiday, where...

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takealot.com introduces girls to the power of coding

In an effort to encourage young people to consider careers in technology fields, Code for Cape Town has partnered with takealot.com, South Africa’s largest online store, who opened its doors this week to host 40 aspiring female coders for a 3 hour introductory coding...

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Industry Immersions

22 Code4CT learners spent a week in various Cape Town tech companies during November and December 2016. During the week they worked in groups to create a responsive one-page website about an inspiring woman in technology of their choice. Each group was matched with a...

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Female coders change the face of tech

We are excited to release the first videos in a series entitled “Why I Code”. These videos aim to 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....

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Big Sista: helping women understand menstruation

Menstruation is a hush-hush subject, not only in South Africa, but also in many different societies around the world. Menstruation is largely thought to be a private issue, and this perception has been compounded by negative cultural and social attitudes toward...

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Code Camp: Building apps for good

At Code for Cape Town our ultimate vision is to see young women able to leverage technology for social innovation. When girls enter our program in Grade 10, they immediately start using their coding skills for social good. During Code Camp this year, our Grade 10...

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A glimpse into the Code4CT program

The Code for Cape Town program starts in Grade 10 when learners attend a two-week holiday programme that introduces them to the exciting world of coding. They learn how to create their own web applications and are exposed to a range of innovative tech companies who...

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April News

We’re excited to tell you about what we’ve been creating, the upcoming camp, and about making code cool on national TV. Applications are open for Grade 10’s We’re looking forward to welcoming a new group of Grade 10’s into the program this July. The...

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Learning about Open Data

Code4SA lead a 3 session module in which our coders were shown how to analyse, clean and categorise data relating to the South African high school pass rate, drawing together seemingly disparate information to create a story about the state of SA’s schooling system...

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Health CodeStorm

Hosted in collaboration with  7-9 December 2015 Groote Schuur Hospital Inclusive Innovation Hub The Challenge Mobenzi asked groups to create apps that can help front-line health workers to better support new and expecting mothers through pregnancy and caring for a new...

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November 2015 Newsletter

2015 has been a year of great growth at Code4CT, and we’re happy to share our news with you.  65 high school girls attended a 2 week Code Camp In July 2015 65 Grade 10 and 11 girls attended a two week code camp. It was a jam-packed schedule! 35 hours of coding...

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