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South Africans in Tech You Should Follow on Twitter

This is a follow up to the article I posted about learning how to code for free in South Africa, link here . Twitter is an amazing place to meet and converse with others in the tech field especially if you are new to coding and want to meet fellow people in Tech living near you. This is by no means an exhaustive list and it is in no particular order.

While writing this, I realized it might come across as if I am only focusing on nationality. I am mainly focusing on South African Based Developers due to local events. Please do not take this in a negative light.

I am constantly in awe of other developers who come from non-traditional backgrounds and what they achieve, with that being said, the accounts below share great resources, events and spark interesting conversations about the tech landscape in South Africa. They are also in diverse fields of tech. The descriptions I wrote are brief, follow them to learn more about the work they are doing and to connect/network.

  • Nomusa Keninda : Mpumalanga ICT Club Founder & CEO #MIEExpert, Google & Microsoft Certified, eLearning Specialist & Motivational Speaker
  • The Digital Academy : helps talented young Africans create innovative digital products that have commercial value
  • Social GEEKS Podcast hosted by Yolanda Mabusela
  • Kamogelo : a software developer who retweets various learning resources, and has a youtube channel
  • Sihle Mabaleka : App Developer who shares tutorials on their youtube channel
  • Tiisetso : Physics Student, Coder and Space enthusiast.
  • Reacoda : facilitates workshops on Robotics & Automation, IoT and Programming
  • MamasCoding : They teach moms to code | Founders: Neli Ngqulana & Elisja van Niekerk
  • tmg_makerspace : seeks to promote and enable access to innovation through collaborative making, upskilling and purposeful play (R&D)
  • Matlali Tebello : 8 year old who codes, plays piano, sings and is an up and coming IOT specialist
  • Africa Teen Geeks : Africa’s largest computer science education nonprofit that educates & inspire Africa’s future tech innovators & entrepreneurs
  • Nolo Mokoena : Software Developer and Computer Science Student
  • Magagulawandile : Tech Consultant & Computer Systems Engineer
  • Fikile : Expert in Digital Marketing
  • MokoenaDee : Forensic Practitioner, Internet Governance, Cybersecurity, Ethical Hacker
  • Vukosi : Chair of Data Science University of Pretoria
  • KhulekaniMj : Graphics & Web Designer
  • ITWeb : South Africa's leading technology news website and publisher
  • Allan Pead : Electrical Engineer and developer
  • Gomo Mohapi : Gold Microsoft Student Partner and Future Software Engineer
  • Data WomenSA : Encourages more female talent to the big data & analytics field and help them connect, engage and grow
  • Sewagodimo_M : Software developer, Tech Speaker & Youtuber
  • zandy_keebine : CEO and Founder of GirlCodeZA, a nonprofit organization that provides training opportunities for girls interested in learning software development
  • TkeoiB : Developer and Coding Activist for disadvantaged communities, founder of KidsInIct, an organization that provides ICT and entrepreneurship skills to kids from disadvantaged communities
  • BabesGotBytes : A non-profit organisation aimed at teaching and empowering young girls in ICT
  • leahmolatseli Lawyer focusing on Legal Tech
  • ForestKagiso
  • KennaMonnye : Software Engineer
  • CrestonCam : Developer focusing on AgriTech and FoodTech
  • GKSS_VUT : a Student Chapter under Geekulcha : a platform with a focus on empowering young geeks through ICT skills development and training
  • satechevents : shares tech related events in South Africa
  • GDGJohannesburg : Community run developer group based in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • NalediMadlopha
  • Pabi Forbes : Software Engineer and Creator of Uteroo
  • kgundula : Developer, Open Source Technologist and Android Dev
  • oscarwhiskeylima : Software Developer
  • NdabaMbalenhle : Mobile Developer & GDGJhb Organiser
  • riggaroo : Creative Android Engineer
  • droid_shrink : Software Engineer
  • Angelina Mathuso
  • alienelf : ML (Machine Learning) Engineer & ML Researcher
  • MmakiJ : Associate Professor at The University of the Western Cape who is passionate about using computing innovations to make an impact
  • Vutlhari Rikhotso
  • Phathutshedzo Khabubu

Let me know who else should be on the list, I would be interested in following them and of course feel free to follow me too.

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