Innovate South Africa

Innovate South Africa provides a platform to ignite creative thinking, to nurture invention and encourage entrepreneurship among young people. Innovate South Africa is inspiring and empowering a cohort of young problem solvers that address challenges they truly understand.

Innovate South Africa provides a platform to ignite creative thinking, to nurture invention and encourage entrepreneurship among young people. Innovate South Africa is inspiring and empowering a cohort of young problem solvers that address challenges they truly understand.

Innovate South Africa is made up of multiple independent programs with complementary goals. Please see below to find out more about each program.

Our Programs

Innovate SA runs several programs. Scroll over or tap any of the programs below to find out more.

Code 4 Cape Town

Code for Cape Town (Code4CT) is a programme that introduces young girls to basic web building skills and exposes them to opportunities in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector. Participants are trained in web development, design principles, as well as courses in professional development. Code4CT aims to inspire a generation of young girls who are well-prepared with a toolkit of technical and soft skills in order to achieve high impact in the workplace.

Code4CT is broadening perspectives about career opportunities for many girls and is showing them that the ICT sector offers exciting career paths with the opportunity for social impact. Through using coding and web building skills, participants are exposed to how IT skills can be applied to solve problems, and they are encouraged to use their knowledge to tackle a real local challenge.

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Innovate The Cape

Innovate the Cape is a high school innovation challenge that gives youth the opportunity to solve local challenges. Learners with bright ideas receive funding and support to make their ideas a reality.

Innovate the Cape provides a platform to ignite creative thinking, to nurture invention and encourage entrepreneurship among young people. Our goal is to inspire and empower a cohort of young problem solvers that address challenges they truly understand.

Join us as we go from ‘aid in Africa’ to ‘made in Africa’.

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POWER Renewable Energy Competition

POWER is a design competition for students from the Greater Tygerberg area to innovate renewable energy solutions.

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Latest News

InnovateSA News

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A glimpse into the Code4CT program

June 1, 2016, 11:16 am

April News

April 20, 2016, 2:29 pm

Health CodeStorm

December 10, 2015, 9:12 am

November 2015 Newsletter

November 26, 2015, 10:00 am

Code4CT at the American Corner, Cape Town

October 24, 2015, 12:15 pm

COSAT valedictory

October 15, 2015, 4:53 pm

Making code cool on HecticNine9

October 13, 2015, 6:39 pm

Women in Tech: Female Founders

October 12, 2015, 11:37 am

Partners

Innovate SA collaborates with and is supported by the following organizations:

Silicon Cape
Engineers Without Borders South Africa
Global Minimum
Google
University of Cape Town
Capitec
Stanford University

How can I support Innovate South Africa?

Donate


Your donation will go to support Innovate SA’s programs where it is most needed. Online donations may be made as monthly recurring gifts or once-off contributions.

Donate

Sponsor a student


Sponsor a Code4CT student for an entire year for only R 11 550. Your donation will enable one girl to attend Code Camp, Code Week, and 13 Saturday classes.

Sponsor

Donate a laptop


One more laptop means one more learner has an opportunity to succeed. Donate your old laptop to Code4CT and know it will be in good hands, with bright minds.

Give a laptop