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Africa Teen partners with the University of Johannesburg, Northcliff Rotary Club and Unicef to host International Day of Mathematics14 March 2021 marks the annual celebration of the International Day of Mathematics. The proclamation of 14 March as the International Day of Mathematics was adopted by the executive council of Unesco at its 205th session. It was adopted by the 40th session of the General Conference of Unesco in November 2019. Each year has a unique theme, this year's is 'mathematics for a better world'. Registration is free for all high-school learners. Learners can register here. 9 Mar 2021 Read more

Africa Teen Geeks launches free coding and robotics holiday programme for kidsThe year 2020 was a very challenging year for all industries, the education sector was not exonerated from the devastating impact of the global pandemic, Covid 19. Since the declaration of national disaster in March 2020, the need for new ways of teaching and learning became eminent with technology being the critical requirement and enabler of teaching and learning in an environment that discourages physical contact. 4 Jan 2021 Read more

Wits University shares platform with STEM Lockdown Digital School to offer career advisory servicesAfrica Teen Geeks in partnership with the Sasol Foundation, and supported by the Department of Basic Education, presented a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Lockdown Digital School, which commenced on the fourth day of the national lockdown. These virtual classes, which cater for learners in grade R to12, have been in operation for five weeks. 6 May 2020 Read more

30 years as a woman in techI recently told someone about how I got started working in the software industry, and in recounting my story, I realised that September of this year will mark 30 years that I have been working in tech. My first thought was "that's impossible - I can't be that old"! And yet, it was in September of 1989 that I took my first tech job as a senior technical writer at Adobe when the company had only a few hundred employees. To set the context for what was happening in the industry in 1989: I was hired to write the tutorial for Photoshop version 1.0, which shipped on a 3.5-inch diskette and included a printed user guide and tutorial. 3 Jul 2019 Read more

First Girl Geek Summit to get more disadvantaged girls into STEMLocal non-profit organisation, Africa Teen Geeks, is launching a new flagship event to inspire 100 high school girls from disadvantaged communities to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The summit is sponsored by financial services company MMI Holdings (home to Momentum and Metropolitan) and virtual reality development agency Apodytes. The inaugural Girl Geek Summit will take place from Friday 28 to Saturday 29 June 2019 at their head office in Centurion. It will bring together women leaders and girls from Silicon Valley and South Africa to engage in inspirational presentations, panel discussions, one-to-one career coaching, and workshops focussing on tech innovation and entrepreneurship. 24 Jun 2019 Read more

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