Expanding career horizons in rural Eastern Cape

Expanding career horizons in rural Eastern Cape During the first semester of 2020, Ms Lusanda Maqungo from Tsomo, became aware of our virtual BOATS coding tournaments. She was immediately passionate to get her learners involved – even purchased airtime for some of those who had connectivity issues. After the Mandela Day tournament she responded as […]

Tackling 4IR , turning pupils’ anxiety to hope

Tackling 4IR , turning pupils’ anxiety to hope Opinion piece published in The Herald (South Africa) on 9 March 2021 Jean Greyling When Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chair of the World Economic Forum, coined the phrase “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (4IR), he argued it would happen at an exponential pace and that new technologies […]

CODING UNPLUGGED creativity at Gqeberha primary school

CODING UNPLUGGED creativity at Gqeberha primary school In March Melliska Nortje from Laerskool Excelsior, attended my CODING UNPLUGGED workshop in Gqeberha. Yesterday I received this encouraging message from her, regarding their coding club at school. Wonderful to hear how she is implementing very creative ideas! “We started a coding unplugged club at our school 4 […]

From TANKS in Grade 7 .. to a Computer Science PhD in the future

From TANKS in Grade 7 .. to a Computer Science PhD in the future The Tangible Africa coding initiative from Africa to the world. Over the weekend of 18 to 21 March 30 Unplugged Coding Evangelists gathered in Gqeberha. Culumanco Komanisi was asked to share his story. He started playing TANKS in Grade 7, and […]

Local Grade 7 boys receive scholarship from Vice President of Amazon

Local Grade 7 boys receive scholarship from Vice President of Amazon At a small event held at Fathers House Church on Thursday afternoon Norman Msaka (Swartkops Primary) and Shaun Johansson (Parsons Hill Primary) was informed via a live Zoom session by David Brown that, in his private capacity, he would provide them a full scholarship […]

Primary school learners code up a storm

Primary school learners code up a storm Cindy Preller The first-ever Unplugged Coding Competition for primary school coding clubs in Nelson Mandela Bay was hosted on Friday (June 10) at Summerwood Primary School. Colourfully dressed teams from coding clubs representing Erica Girls Primary School, Collegiate Junior School for Girls, Brylin Private School and Parsons Hill […]

Greater heights reached by Nelson Mandela Bay scholars through coding

Greater heights reached by Nelson Mandela Bay scholars through coding The Tangible Africa coding initiative from Africa to the world. ABONGILE RAQA A heartfelt certificate handout ceremony was hosted on Tuesday, June 14, at Fairview House in Gqeberha, hosted by the Nelson Mandela Bay iHub. Learners from Parsons Hill Primary, Swartkops Primary, Cowan High and […]