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Embracing Open Source

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The VacWork programme is set on Open Source...

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VKLM Executive Mayor Judges Delmas VacWork
VKLM Executive Mayor Judges Delmas VacWork

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#gkVacWork Kicks Off In Soweto

#gkVacWork Kicks Off In Soweto

Posted on 19 March, 2019 by Tiyani Nghonyama

The March edition of the programme kicked off in Soweto at the Code Tribe Academy at the Soweto Empowerment Zone.

Introducing the MapIT Challenge

Introducing the MapIT Challenge

Posted on 20 March, 2019 by Tiyani Nghonyama

As part of the #gkVacWork, MapIT introduced a Geography focused challenge to get youngsters to map stories for tourists, of areas of interests. This is Joburg vs Tshwane. Project led by Mr Lee Alamannai.

Soweto Ready for Pretoria

Soweto Ready for Pretoria

Posted on 22 March, 2019 by Tiyani Nghonyama

Scholars from the Soweto edition of the VacWork programme say they are ready to win it all at the Finale, taking place 23 March at The Innovation Hub in Tshwane.

Secure By Design: Mobile Security

Secure By Design: Mobile Security

Posted on 22 March, 2019 by Tiyani Nghonyama

As part of the VacWork programme, youngsters have to develop with security in mind. Team 'Still Loading' have built a Mobile App and also outline how they ensure privacy and security rights for users.

Tshimologong Makerspace: Nelson Sekgota Mentors Scholars

Tshimologong Makerspace: Nelson Sekgota Mentors Scholars

Posted on 22 March, 2019 by Tiyani Nghonyama

The team from the Tshimologong Makerspace visited and mentored the Soweto VacWork scholars. They are also supporting the programme.

Young Minds Work on Real-Life Projects

Young Minds Work on Real-Life Projects

Posted on 22 March, 2019 by Tiyani Nghonyama

A holiday with the Geeks, young minds in Joburg (Soweto) and and Tshwane spent the week working on real-life projects with focus on Geography, History, Arts and Space. 

Ayanda-Allie Paine Addresses The VacWork Finale

Ayanda-Allie Paine Addresses The VacWork Finale

Posted on 24 March, 2019 by Tiyani Nghonyama

Founder of youth organization - Bukho Bami, renowned South African journalist, news anchor and TV and radio host  Ayanda - Allie Paine addressed the #gkVacWork scholars adding that these are the stories that need to be told.

Team Space Aliens Wins An Internship With MapIT

Team Space Aliens Wins An Internship With MapIT

Posted on 25 March, 2019 by Tiyani Nghonyama

In what was Joburg vs Tshwane, a team consisting of youngsters 5/6 from the Bukho Bami Youth Centre won an Internship with the Mapping Intelligence company, MapIT. They worked on a project to help local tours companies map stories for tourists.

Katlego Mkhuma Wins Best Business Analyst Prize

Katlego Mkhuma Wins Best Business Analyst Prize

Posted on 26 March, 2019 by Tiyani Nghonyama

In a challenge given by former VacWork scholar, Rio Bodiba, Katlego Mkhuma of team Still Loading won R500 prize for the Best Business prize for the Soweto edition of the VacWork.

Meet Khayalethu - The VacWork Ultimate GeekStar

Meet Khayalethu - The VacWork Ultimate GeekStar

Posted on 26 March, 2019 by Tiyani Nghonyama

Part of team Sketch Inc, Khayalethu is a Design Geek to lookout for. He led the graphics design for his team which were provided as a service to other teams.

A Thank You To Olebogeng

A Thank You To Olebogeng

Posted on 26 March, 2019 by Tiyani Nghonyama

In the midst of powercuts and Load Shedding, Olebong, coordinator of The Innovation Hub schools programme was amongst those ensuring that youngsters continued to Code. Also coordinated a lot of aspects of the programme to drive knowledge/skills development onto the youth.

Sketch Inc: Designing The History As It Happens

Sketch Inc: Designing The History As It Happens

Posted on 28 March, 2019 by Tiyani Nghonyama

A team of young minds from Bukho Bami provided design services to the teams/startups in Soweto. They designed all logos and ensures that that history is well designed for fure generation.

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