Ga-Rankuwa robotics innovator speaks her father tongue

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Ga-Rankuwa robotics innovator speaks her father tongue

FREE TO READ | Ntombikayise Banda’s robotics platform teaches children how to code in their home language

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Inspired by her father who took her on field trips to science centres and museums, Ntombikayise Banda has now created a low-cost robotics platform to teach children how to code – in their home language.

The 34-year-old Pretoria-based innovator has just walked away with R200,000 after being acknowledged for her work by the SA Breweries Foundation Social Innovation Awards.

Banda, who graduated cum laude from the University of Pretoria in computer engineering, developed Robot Learn, an app that teaches children how to code instructions for a robot to move. She also developed a robot that follows the instructions...

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