Build Community Hackathons

Digital Solutions Hackathons

Finding solutions to accelerate inclusive growth in the Township Economy

The US Embassy, in partnership with the Silicon Cape Initiative, will be hosting 4 hackathons over a period of 12 months in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The hackathons will focus on real-World challenges that South Africans face today like water supply issues, rising unemployment among youth, mental health and women empowerment.

We are looking for emerging software developers, IT professionals and trainers, civil society organisations, academics and professionals in relevant fields of chosen topics to join us. We have R160 000 up for grabs to winning teams and also spot prizes during the duration of hackathons. You do not want to miss out!

Participating in the hackathon will give you the opportunity to meet new people, learn more about design thinking, service design and come with an innovative and socially impactful service/product.


Township Tech Virtual Hackathon

Finding solutions to accelerate inclusive growth in the Township Economy
Virtual Hackathon l 19th – 27th June 2021
R45 000 in total Prize Money