Coding Workshop coming soon

Computer programming, also referred to as Coding is at the root the creation of computer programs and applications today. 

Qualifications and background degree are less of a limitation for people wanting to get into coding. Coding is about problem solving and logical thinking and as such some people who studied other degrees who possess this skillset have started programming seamlessly and have gone and excelled in the IT environment.

Some IT companies have even started training potential candidates after completion of their high school who show potential to be computer programmers even though they do not hold a Computer Science degree.

The need for computer programmers in South Africa and the rest of the World has increased exponentially but there is still a big gap in knowledge of what coding is and how it affects the World.

We would like to present an opportunity to teach coding basics to young girls and women in Cape Town, South Africa. To do this Womandla is collaborating with NetCampus and below are the details of the workshop.


What to expect?

The coding workshop will run over 4 hours in which attendees will be engaged in coding. Facilitators  will be available to assist throughout the coding workshop.

What do you need to bring?

You can bring a note book if you would like to take notes. Computers will be available at the venue.

Who is invited?

We are looking to host 20-30 young women and girls who are passionate about learning about coding for the coding workshop and the form responses will be used for the selection of the attendees.

You can fill in the Coding Workshop Form if you are interested and the Womandla Team will contact you.

Should you otherwise be interested in adding to our facilitators please email


The details are still being finalized with a key dependent being confirming the level of knowledge of the young girls and women who want to attend the workshop to guide the session content.

Should you be interested or know someone who is please ask them to fill in the Coding Workshop Form for the workshop.



With Women’s month just ended, this feels like it has been an attack against women and not the celebration of women. We all need to play our parts in bringing an end to this!

The World will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
 ― Albert Einstein
Issued by The Department of Women, Youth & Persons with Disabilities
Attention Journalists and News Editors
Pretoria, 03 September 2019
The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities is alarmed by the continued killing of women especially in the month when South Africa celebrated Women’s Month. At its core, violence against women and girls is the manifestation of a profound lack of respect – a failure by men to recognize the inherent equality and dignity of women. It is an issue of fundamental human rights.
Just in the month of August more than 30 women were killed. This weekend the department issued a statement on the killing of SA female boxing champion Ms Leighandre “Baby Lee” Jegels, yesterday we were shocked by the killing of the innocent UCT student Ms Uyinene Mrwetyana who was raped and killed by a post office worker. Just this two cases of many cases reported demonstrates that every day women are being raped and murdered in South Africa.
The Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane continues to express her shock at the unabated wave of killings taking the lives of innocent women every day. There are intervention policies launched since the dawn of democracy and government is continuously looking at alternatives to end the violence against women and children, but that falls on deaf ears as men continue to rape and murder.
“Relationships should not result in death, they should be loving and supportive. There is an onslaught on women in this country, and gender-based violence continues with perpetrators believing they have the right to destroy the lives of others. We need stronger interventions if our women are to enjoy the fruits of our democracy the same way the majority of men do,” enough is enough added Minister Nkoana-Mashabane.
The department is calling upon the South African Police Service and the Justice System to work swiftly to remove perpetrators of gender-based violence from society, and to offer the right care and support to victims of GBV.
In mourning for all women killed, the department is declaring Sunday, 8 September 2019 a national moment of silence and prayer day and encourages all man to speak against gender violence.
For engagements with Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane please contact Ms Mmabatho Ramompi on 076 240 3513.
Media enquiries may be forwarded to Mr Shalen Gajadhar on 060 979 4235 or
Twitter: @DWYPD_ZA / #WhatWomenWant #WomensMonth2019
Instagram: @dwypdza
Facebook: @departmentwomen

Congratulations to our WINNERS!

Every nominee is a winner in our eyes, but one must take the title.

Listed below are the winners of each category:

Science was awarded to Zulaka Khan, the founder of the Verulam Dialysis Centre.

Technology was awarded to Dr Mmaki Jantjies,a research academic.


Engineering was awarded to Yolanda Maputo, CEO of Divaine Growth Solutions.


Mathematics was awarded to Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town.


Advocacy for STEM in Community was awarded to Siphokazi Nciza, the Founder and Managing Director of Kasie Labs.


Special Award – The Rising Star Award was awarded to Ditebogo Koenaite, a qualified female pilot.


See you all next year!


Programme of Events

We have an exciting line up with our Keynote speaker, Nonku Ntshona, talking about “Women’s leadership in STEM – Opportunities to increase representation and collective empowerment in Business.”


Last few seats are available.



Date: 17 August 2019

Venue: The Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town

Time: 09h00am-12h00pm

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Banking Details:

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Reference: YOUR NAME, STEM





Womandla trending in the news

Well done to our Head of STEM, Rumbidzaishe Maisva, on shining a light on Women in SCIENCE! All roads lead to the STEM Awards this Saturday!

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FLASH SALE on Women’s Day!

Womandla aims to play a part in honouring and rewriting the stories of the 21st century Helen Joseph’s , Sophia Williams’ and Winnie Madikizela-Mandelas who fought against unjust laws many years ago.

We continue to sing the praises of our global heroines who continuously change the status quo, lead in politics, the community, non-governmental organizations and those who fight blood, sweat and tears for women and children’s rights.

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Date: 17 August 2019

Venue: The Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town

Time: 09h00am-12h00pm

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