CAPE TOWN - According to Communications Deputy Minister, Pinky Kekana said that government will consider the possibility of introducing computer coding in SA’s education system.
Speaking at the IMB South Africa annual Think Johannesburg conference that took place at Kyalami Grand Prix on June 20, Kekana reportedly said that the time has come to introduce basic coding, reports Business Tech.
This falls in line with growing concern to future proof children’s future in an ever-changing society, said Kekana.
Also in attendance at the event was IMB senior vice president for global industries, platforms and blockchain, Bridget van Kralingen who said that everyone needs to become a coder.
A McKinsey report that was recently published shows that approximately 45% of all current tasks could be automated with present technology.