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Here at Empire Partner Foundation, we believe that technology has the ability to make a massive impact in South Africa, and Africa as a whole. Since our founding in 2016, we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring in talented youth with their fresh ideas and passion, and to give them the opportunity to build Africa through tech. Through all of our endeavors, we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs.
Building Africa Through Tech
The Empire Partner Foundation Tech Hub is a non-profit organisation that was started by a group of young South Africans. Our goal is to build South Africa, and eventually the continent of Africa, by solving key challenges through tech.
Solving water related issues in South Africa
Solving Energy related issues in South Africa
Solving Healthcare related issues in South Africa
Solving education related issues in South Africa
Solving Agriculture related issues in South Africa
Solving Rural Development related issues in South Africa
Solving housing related issues in South Africa
Solving unemployment related issues in South Africa
Solving security related issues in South Africa
Solving transport related issues in South Africa
Our Hackathons bring developers together for 2 days in order to solve one of 10 pressing South African Problems
When we have a hackathon coming up our registration button will go live! Enter your details and we’ll get back to you.
The EPF Hackathon focuses on solving 10 pressing South African challenges. That’s not even the best part we place the winning team into an Incubation Hub where they get support and mentoring to run a fully fledged Bussiness!
To see all future hackathons please view our Calender
You can partner or sponsor one of our Hackathons by submitting your details in the “Become a partner page”
How can we use technology to solve mental health problems affecting productivity?
According to South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), the law in South Africa states that an employee with a mental health condition has a constitutional right to equality, human dignity, reasonable accommodation, and fair labor practice. An employer therefore cannot demote or transfer a person or reduce a salary because of a mental health condition. Therefore, prevention and treatment of poor mental health is imperative to productivity and overall economic development. In 2014, the Sunday Times published a report titled ‘South Africa’s sick state of mental health’ and noted that one-third of South Africans suffer from severe mental illness, with only 25% able to receive treatment.
The IDEA study of the London School of Economics and Political Science said depression cost South Africa more than R232 Billion (5.7% of the country’s GDP) due to lost productivity either due to absence from work or attending work whilst unwell in 2016.