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Elizabeth Gould, Derrick Kotze on the need to catalyse collaboration in Africa

Memeburn recently sat down with Elizabeth Gould (pictured right), the CEO of programming academy CodeX, and Derrick Kotze who’s the CEO of African developer and startup hub initiative mLabs.

Alongside the South African entrepreneurship network, Silicon Cape, both CodeX and mLabs are key residents of Workshop17 — a tech cluster that officially opened its doors this week.

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In the interview, Gould and Kotze share their insights with Jacques Coetzee about uplifting skill development and creating environments that are empowering South African developers and entrepreneurs.

The trio also chatted about why it’s important to drive initiatives such as Workshop17 to further collaboration and help uplift the economy.

They also speak about diversity in tech, getting more women to code and the future of tech innovation in Africa.

Read more:

mLab Southern Africa officially open

Cape Town will never be Silicon Valley, and that’s a good thing

Mxit offers CodeX sponsorship to help breed SA’s young coder generation

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