Mandela University Computing Sciences

Mandela University Computing Sciences


We are briefing GR 12 LO teachers around the SA’s careers expo and its resources at sessions hosted by our partner the DOE. Annually 15 000 senior learners and youth attend. This year the expo in Nelson Mandela Bay is from April 20-22. Sessions with teachers continue today. The Career Guidance workbook distributed to all Metro schools as part of the Gr12 LO syllabus provides companies with space to advertise. Print deadline is looming so please contact [email protected] ASAP. Exhibition bookings are now also open at #careersadvice #careersfair #careerexpo #careerguidance #StudyOptions #studysouthafrica False Bay College Nelson Mandela UniversityNelson Mandela University School of ArchitectureMandela Bay Development AgencyThe Workplace AgencyPE ExpressCoega Development Corporation (Pty) LtdSAIPA - South African Institute of Professional AccountantsRhodes UniversityVarsity College Port ElizabethVega SchoolRosebank CollegeStellenbosch UniversityUnisa - The University of South AfricaMandela University Computing SciencesWalter sisulu university applications helpFort Hare: East London Campus (Students) Part 2UWC 2022 APPLICATIONSCape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)University of KwaZulu-Natal
I have released my 3rd YouTube video where I have explained DATA SCIENCE concepts with the story of Dr. John Snow, who used the concept of data science to save the people of London in year 1854. And covered many other topics related to Data.
I have recently started my YouTube Channel, Your one like, if you like my content and your honest comment on this video will make my day.
Marco, Head of Experience Design and User Research at Trivago in Dusseldorf, Germany visited us in PE. Marco did his PhD in our dept.
KPMG Tech Innovator Africa Competition
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#COMPETITION Are you a current or past WRIV202 student at Mandela University Computing Sciences? TDIF is running a competition from the 17th October 2019 to the 10th November 2019 for students to come up with the best learning video for selected WRIV202 topics.

Showcase your creativity and stand a chance to win a cash prize if you're among the top 3!

Email Nomsa at s216402492[at]mandela[dot]ac[dot]za to get further instructions or for any questions regarding the competition
#Reach10K What a day! 563 learners at Marine Week (Mandela University campus), Swartkops Primary, Diaz Primary and Tshume Primary. We salute our facilitators, our sponsors (Nelson Mandela Bay Science & Technology Centre and S4 Integration) as well as our implementation partners Unako, Mandela University Computing Sciences and YEEES - Project! Total reach = 771.
As part of National Science Week the TANKS project reached out to schools in the Cala area at the end of July. This was in collaboration with Mandela University Computing Sciences, BKB and the iKamvelihle Development Trust. In recognising the importance of ICT and software development for the agricultural sector, BKB sponsored TANKS school kits to the schools that were visited. The concept of coding clubs at schools (without computer laboratories) in remote areas across our country and continent is one of the main visions of this project. These coding clubs can have a huge impact on introducing learners to coding and widening their career choices once they complete their schooling.
It’s Mandela Day! Learners at the Kroonstad leg of the VKB Landbou Food For Mzansi Agri Career Roadshow spent 67 minutes learning computer programming principles. The educational app TANKS, developed by Mandela University Computing Sciences, was used to introduce the concept of coding to learners in the world of agriculture. Pictured are Karabell Sekele (18), Paul Mazibuko (17), Juan Woortmeyer (17), Manchala Sithole van Tanks, Marichelle van Dyk (16), E.P Nel from the Department of Education in the Free State, Riaan Burger from Kroonstad High School and Matube Simon (18). We offer various BSc and BCom degrees in Computer Science and Information Systems.

Operating as usual

Photos from Mandela University Computing Sciences's post 11/04/2022

The Department of Computing Sciences received a wonderful visit from learners today.

Top achievers from Motherwell High, Cingani High, Coselelan High, Cowan High, Elundini Primary, David Vuku Primary, Swartkops Primary, and Diaz Primary.

A special thanks to TANKS Coding Project for making this opportunity possible for learners from all backgrounds. Exposure in life makes you who you are.

Coding 4 Youth | 16,000 pupil reached in two months 10/04/2022

Coding 4 Youth | 16,000 pupil reached in two months

Coding 4 Youth | 16,000 pupil reached in two months How do you learn to code without a computer? Well, the Nelson Mandela University has got it figured out. It's upskilling young people using unplugged coding ...

Photos from Maranatha Siyakatala Youth Centre's post 03/04/2022

Photos from Maranatha Siyakatala Youth Centre's post


We were privileged to visit Cengani High School in Motherwell. At the beginning of our presentation, 2 male learners were interested in the Computing Sciences field and only 8 learners knew about it (4 girls and 4 guys). At the end of the presentation, 12 learners said they would like to join Computing Sciences (6 girls and 6 guys). Such an amazing experience from TANKS Coding Project.

Photos from Mandela University Computing Sciences's post 29/03/2022

TANKS Coding Project provided the opportunity for learners at Loyiso SS School in Zwide to learn about study and career opportunities in Computing Sciences. Learners were excited to hear they can work anywhere in the world with Computing Sciences.


Event postponed to next term. Apologies for any inconvenience.


Nelson Mandela University Computing Sciences and School of IT open evening on the 23rd of March. Register now by sending an email to [email protected] to get the meeting link.


Prizes worth R10000.00 for learners. Whatsapp 0835544183 to receive a short English podcast on software developer careers and how to enter the coding challenge. No previous coding experience needed.


Grade 12 learners from Motherwell High School were excited to learn about career opportunities in the field of Computing Sciences. As an extension of the TANKS Coding Project, we are excited to give students exposure to the field.


Fantastic to see kids so keen to learn! TY Prof Jean Greyling - "School pupils gathered around a game of RANGERS coding, after their bus broke down outside Beaufort West. NMU Computing Sciences, Leva Foundation and AWS in Communities are partnering to reach at least 15,000 learners with coding before the end of March, across the country and the continent..."❤️🇿🇦


Great presentation by Ntembeko Jafta at Cowan High in New Brighton. Introducing Grade 12 learners to studies in Computing Sciences as an extension of the TANKS Coding Project.


Great to see graduate Nomsa Tsotetsi giving back!

Enabling youth to code 13/02/2022

Enabling youth to code

Our new Coding 4 Youth project aims to reach 10000 learners in February and March, and was launched on ENCA yesterday.

Enabling youth to code An initiative to get more youth into the IT industry using coding appsis targeting 10,000 learners in February and March. Jackson Tshabalala, Operations Mana...


Tournament preparation workshop tomorrow afternoon open for anyone in Gqeberha interested in finding out how TANKS and RANGERS work. Please contact Jackson Tshabalala for more info - his number is on the poster.

MEET The 'Farm Boy' Who Mentors New Matriculants Near East London 27/01/2022

MEET The 'Farm Boy' Who Mentors New Matriculants Near East London

Proud of our Alumni making a difference! Connect with Onke Dume on Facebook or LinkedIn to follow his life story in weekly episodes.

MEET The 'Farm Boy' Who Mentors New Matriculants Near East London A couple of weeks ago, Professor Jean Greyling from the computing department at Nelson Mandela University bumped into a former student. His name is Onke Dume and he was in Prof Greyling’s class around 2013. Onke grew up on a farm, where his mother tragically died when he was young, but even though...


With just an idea, you have the chance to change the future! No matter where you are in South Africa. Take part in the Virtual ICT Bootcamp hosted by Propella Business Incubator today -
But don’t just take our word for it. This is what Yonela Xandekana, NMU alumni, and one of the successful entrepreneurs from last year's Bootcamp had to say:


Its is always good to get feedback - especially if it is from a project that happened many years ago! The department produced the Alumni video “I wrote that Code”.

Read here :

Photos from Mandela University Computing Sciences's post 14/12/2021

Congratulations to Anthea van der Hoogen (PhD), Malibongwe Twane (Masters Cum Laude) and Faith Moyo (Masters Cum Laude) on graduating today. Charne Keen received her Masters in abstentia.


Read article by our Dean here :

Bankseta Skills of the Future Project 10/12/2021

Bankseta Skills of the Future Project

Our department reached out to matriculants in Tsomo and Mthatha this year, in partnership with BankSeta.

Bankseta Skills of the Future Project

The advantage of postgraduate study in the future of work - TopCo Media % 02/12/2021

The advantage of postgraduate study in the future of work - TopCo Media %

The advantage of postgraduate study in the future of work - TopCo Media % TopCo Media The advantage of postgraduate study in the future of work

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Podcast: 'At Home with Dylan Rogers' - Amica de Jager - Sport Industry News

Proud of Honours student Amica de Jager!

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Photos from Mandela University Computing Sciences's post 25/11/2021

Well done to Nathan, Themba, and Moreblessing for presenting at SATNAC in Drakensberg


In 2017 Honours student Byron Batteson developed the TANKS coding app, aimed at introducing learners to coding without the use of computers. Within the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and given the fact that 16000 schools in South Africa do not have functional computer labs, this is addressing a real challenge. Since 2017 two more coding apps, BOATS and RANGERS, have been developed as well as various other complementary resources combined into school coding kits. Over a 1000 teachers were trained in using these resources within the umbrella of Unplugged Coding (coding without computers). Over 25000 learners were reached in direct workshops, while many 1000’s more have been impacted in 100’s of schools who received TANKS or BOATS coding kits.


Honours student Marco Venter’s project on the front page this morning!

“Once he had finished his project, Venter and his supervisor, Prof Janet Wesson, had shown it to IDR&D (based in New York) and their response had been positive.
‘They said it surpassed industry standards, that it was highly novel and that it had never been seen before in the biometric sector, which uses human characteristics to formulate management controls,’ Venter said.”


Eight staff members and students from our department joined others from UCT and Oldenburg (Germany) in tackling ICT for Sustainability issues, as part of the two-week HEdIS Summer School funded by DAAD. The Summer School activities included writing for publication on these topics and carrying out curriculum development of three modules. These can soon form part of the three universities’ programmes to teach sustainability concepts in Computing Sciences, Business Informatics and Business Sciences at different levels.


Article on Prof Greyling’s Unplugged Coding project in this month’s EngineerIT.


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Nearly 140 matrics from Tsomo and Mthatha did the Skills for the Future program as a partnership between BankSeta and Nelson Mandela University Computing Sciences. Workshops included Job Readiness, TANKS coding, Computer Literacy, Maths and Science.

RANGERS Coding Game 03/11/2021

RANGERS Coding Game

The brand new RANGERS coding video.

RANGERS Coding Game A game which introduces learners to coding concepts, while informing them on the challenge of Game Poaching in Africa


JOIN US tonight for this insightful webinar on 02 November 2021!
Our guest speakers are representing three different companies (Lexis Nexis, S4 and Webtronic)

To join follow the link below


Congratulations to Charne Keen (and her supervisor Charmain Cilliers) for obtaining her Masters! The title of her research was: "Real-time Feedback Model for Supporting Individualised Learning of Programming Students"

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