Code for Cape Town Partners with

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

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Industry Immersions at Amazon, Takealot, KRS and more

For one week in November and December, the Code4CT learners spent a week in various Cape Town tech companies. 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...

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Sharing our work at the UN International Data Forum

Four of our Code4CT girls; Charney Essack, Azraa Vally, Chelsea Lewis and Tracy-Anne Sikenjana attended the UN International Data Forum and spoke in the Celebrating Women in Data session. The girls shared their experience of working with data during the 2016 Data...

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“Why I Code”: The Stories of Young Female Coders

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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Bursary Finder: improving access to financial assistance

Financial worries should not deter students from pursuing higher education. There are many bursaries available to deserving students, but information about bursaries is not always to find. During Code Camp this July, a group of Grade 10 learners in Code4CT worked to...

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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 program will kick...

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