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25 Of The Most Successful Business Ideas In South Africa

Find out who’s making waves in numerous industries and how they managed to differentiate themselves in local and international industries.

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24. codeX Is Growing The Work Experience Of Coders In Africa

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“There is a large demand and a very small supply for developers across Africa. And as a result they don’t have to be very good and they’re hugely expensive,” says Elizabeth Gould, Co-Founder of codeX. “There’s nothing really focused on the South African market, and it seems crazy, because there’s an acute need. We’re training high-end people that can think, we’re not training people to get a piece of paper. At the end they get a portfolio, and contracts at real companies.”

Instead of running codeX like a coding academy, they chose to run it as if it was a development shop. They try to embed the necessary skills in the context of a larger context.

By giving these coders work experience they know what companies want and how to build it. This also gives them the opportunity to start their own businesses throughout Africa.

Related: The Ultimate 101 List Of Business Ideas To Start Your Own Business In South Africa

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Nicole Crampton is an online writer for Entrepreneur Magazine. She has studied a BA Journalism at Monash South Africa. Nicole has also completed several courses in writing and online marketing.

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