Speakers

Thembi Magajana

Thembi Magajana
Twitter Handle
@thesocialcoder_
Talk Title
What is stopping you from starting a business?

Bio

Thembiso is a Social Activist who has been championing girl-child rights since she was 13 years old. She runs a non-profit company called Social Coding that teaches young girls in disadvantaged areas, digital entrepreneurship through computer programming. Her workshops teach girls between the ages of 8 and 20 how to build sustainable businesses by creating products such as mobile applications or websites that directly solve problems they have identified in their communities.

Thembiso’s mission in starting Social Coding was to put the practice of social entrepreneurship on a more rigorous footing in the beginning of every girl’s introduction to education. She realized that although technology was moving at a fast rate around the world, South Africa still lagged behind in innovation because most people still didn’t know how to use a computer. Her long term goals are to establish a Social Coding chapter in every province of South Africa, ensuring that every girl is given the opportunity to learn computer literacy and use the skill as a means to create solutions for community problems.