Coding inspires youth to go to university

FIVE students from different walks of life are starting out their tertiary studies in Computing Sciences this year, following their introduction to coding by Tangible Africa. The award-winning offline coding movement, an engagement project of the Nelson Mandela University Computing Sciences Department and the Leva Foundation, has for the past two years been gaining momentum […]

Leva Foundation, Nelson Mandela University partners 1Billion Africa to teach coding in Ghana

The Leva Foundation, in partnership with 1Billion Africa, has launched the Tangible Africa ‘Unplugged Coding’ at Hwidiem, in Ahafo Region. The project is a unique initiative that teaches coding principles without relying on computers. The Leva Foundation, a South African-based non-profit organization, runs several projects including the Tangible Africa Project in partnership with Nelson Mandela […]

Mamas fired up for coding in the Western Cape

While Felicia didn’t know much about 4IR last year, along with more than 100 of her peers – women over 50 years of age living in some of the most crime-ridden areas of the Western Cape – she can now not only code successfully but also train other people in her community. The unlikely demographic […]

Career Day influences matriculant’s degree choice

I, Nico Bezuidenhout have been in Kirkwood High School since 2013 and matriculated in 2022. I have always had an analytical mind and enjoy problem-solving and solution development. In Grade 9 I had to choose subjects and take Computer Applications Technology, Science and Accounting as I was unsure of what I would do in the […]

Coding momentum continues to grow past Mandela Day

Three months after Mandela Day, when 6 000 learners from all nine provinces in South Africa, as well as Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, participated in a #Coding4Mandela event, the lives of even more young people have been transformed through coding. The Mandela Day event, which was hosted by the Nelson Mandela University Computing Sciences Department and the […]

Coding empowers teachers across South Africa

In a collaborative partnership with teacher unions, Tangible Africa has trained over 600 teachers across South Africa in coding skills to implement in the classroom. The cohort of teachers, who were trained between June and September, are now known as Master Trainers and in turn, will train around 16 000 other teachers in offline coding. […]

Coding reaches new frontiers with Bona Africa

Making coding more accessible to young people across Africa, has taken on an even more inclusive role with a new project piloted in Gqeberha. Tangible Africa, a coding movement which is currently taking South Africa and Africa by storm, has partnered with the Bona uBuntu Programme to bring the magic of coding to visually impaired […]

Coding ignites Madiba magic

In a display of unmistakable Madiba magic, a record number of 6 000 learners from nine provinces in South Africa, as well as Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, participated in a #Coding4Mandela event on July 18. While the rural and city sites all looked very different – from coding on picnic blankets, wooden desks in libraries […]