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Youth Skills
Development Hackathon

Design a Solution that enables the rural and township youth of South Africa to easily be able to complete Microsoft learning paths, thereby increasing their employability.

Criteria for eligibility

  • Developers and Software Engineers
  • Must be between 18-34 years old

The winners will not only receive a cash prize but they will have a chance to build a business around the solutions they develop in the hackathon.

Challenge Context

Microsoft offers a wealth of digital skills and learning opportunities to the youth which will, when it is made easily accessible and known to the youth South Africa, increase youth employability.


Hackathon Total Cash Prize – R30 000:

Top 3 – R16 000

  • 1st place  – R8 000
  • 2nd place – R5 000
  • 3rd place  – R3 000

Balance R14 000 shared amongst other participants.

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