We will be supporting Mandela Day with the following activities this week under the umbrella #Project2767:

  •  20 CAT learners from mainly township schools will be in the department the whole of next week, being introduced to programming concepts by Ron Beyers (from YESA) and myself. This workshop is sponsored by the ICT for Rural Development e-Skills CoLab.
  • 22 Maths and Science learners from Solomon Mahlangu High School in Kwa Nobuhle will attend an introductory end user course on Thursday and Friday, presented by Dudu Fani.
  • At the International ITEE 2015 Conference Gala Dinner we raised R5000 for the Ikhanyesi Computer Centre in Walmer Township, as another Mandela Day project.
  • I want to challenge our Alumni and Industry Partners to support Prof Derrick Swartz’s Mount Fuji project in which he will be raising funds towards an NMMU Bursary scheme. (http://trust.nmmu.ac.za/VC-s-Climb-Campaign

Have a look at this short video as a contribution to Mandela Day 2015 in tribute of Mandela's 27 years in prison: