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Minister Mkhize to Deliver Keynote Speech at Girl Geek Campaign Launch

Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize will tomorrow (21 May 2018) deliver a keynote speech at the launch of the Girl Geek in Johannesburg. Girl Geek is a campaign to encourage young girls from disadvantaged communities to be involved in Science,Technology, Engineering and Maths.

The campaign is run by Ikusasa LeAfrica Foundation (ILAF) and Africa Teen Geek who have partnered to inspire children to get involved in technology by teaching them Computer Science and programming. This year (2018) the partnership will focus on recruiting young girls into the programme, under the Girl Geek campaign.

As part of the programme, children learn about robotics, websites, video games and other technologies which culminate in individual projects where they build their own products to solve societal problems.

Dr Zweli Mkhize says: “Information Technology is at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution and encouraging our children to embrace technology at a young age is a step closer to solving most of our developmental problems.”

The minister will deliver his speech as follows :

– Date : 21 May 2018

– Time : 15h00

– Venue: Ground Floor Auditorium, SABC Auckland Park, Johannesburg

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