Code4CT Team

Core Team

Emma Dicks

Founder and Director

Emma is passionate about providing high quality education that enables young people to bring innovative ideas to life and play an active role in South Africa’s economy.

Aside from her work at CodeSpace, Emma advocates for tech education through acting as an Ambassador for Africa Code Week and coordinating the #eSkills4Girls network in Africa.

Emma has been recognised on numerous prestigious listing including: Fast Company’s 30 Under 30, Mail & Guardian Top 200 South Africans, Brightest Young Minds, Destiny Magazine’s Power of 40, VentureBurn’s Top 31 South African Entrepreneurs and Marie Claire’s Game Changing Women.

She has been 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.

Andrea Petersen

Operations Lead

Andrea thrives on seeing key players in the CodeSpace ecosystem discover how they can make the greatest impact.

When she is not co-ordinating the CodeSpace family she can be found enjoying the diverse cuisine and great outdoors that Cape Town has to offer.

Tegan Crous

Program Lead
Tegan heads up the high school program.

She is spurred on by a heart for people and seeing them pursue their potential in a safe, fun and nurturing environment.

She has experience working with youth in various formats and found herself in the tech industry quite by mistake, but with no regrets.

Tegan has a long history with the organisation and she has delighted in being part of its impact and growth.


Stanford University 2017

Tiara Liang Shasta Moon Gaillard

Tiara Gaillard is a third year studying Science, Technology & Society and African & African American Studies. As an intern with CODE4CT, she has pioneered our “Careers with Code” series, upgraded our bursary handbook, and contributed to fundraising efforts.

Benjamin Antin 

Benjamin is a third year student at Stanford studying Electrical Engineering. During his time at Innovate SA, he worked in helping to identify students who would thrive in the Code4CT program.

Brandon Kyle Williams  

Brandon is a Junior, majoring in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, with an Education concentration. During his time at Code4CT, he assisted with marketing and branding for The Innovation Academy, helped train facilitators for Code4CT workshops, as well as observed and constructively critiqued Power of Coding workshops.


Vicki Niu 

Vicki is a Computer Science major with a passion for introducing women to Computer Science. Vicki used her skills to help develop new lessons for Code4CT classes and developed a handbook for fundraisers.