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06/07/2020

The Nelson Mandela University department of computing sciences is hosting another inter-schools virtual coding tournament on Mandela Day.

Schools from across the country are invited to take part in the tournament using BOATS, an educational coding app developed by a team from the Nelson Mandela University.

The tournament will run from July 18 to 25 and no previous experience is required.

While having fun, pupils will be educated on coding, marine pollution and Covid-19, with R30,000 worth of prizes, including tablets, data and cash, awaiting top winners.

NMU computing sciences professor Jean Greyling said the tournament would be a fundraiser for the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds.

For every pupil who enters, R15 will be donated towards the organisation, Greyling said. 

This artricle appeared in The Weekend Post on 4 July 2020 written by Guy Rogers. Read the full article at:

https://www.heraldlive.co.za/weekend-post/your-weekend/2020-07-04-mandela-day-virtual-coding-tournament-for-learners/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2XMku_sV8nhdEsLQvSFu-aY0QLUIIq0gLzxXq4Qztrml1-X98L8G81QUs#Echobox=1593837295

FOR THE BIRDS: NMU computing sciences professor Jean Greyling says the university’s upcoming virtual coding tournament will be a fundraiser for the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds

Contact information
Prof. Jean Greyling
Associate Professor
Tel: 27 41 504 2081
jean.greyling@mandela.ac.za