Born to Code?

Love solving problems?
You might have the potential to become a world class software engineer.

Sign up for the first tuition-free, peer-to-peer programming academy in Africa.

Why do it

Get Relevant

Learn the latest in game design, app design, cloud computing, cryptography, artificial intelligence, web design, malware, security systems, eCommerce frameworks and much more.

Become a Rockstar

Our course is one of the best in the world. You will learn all the skills you need to thrive as an excellent programmer. We teach you the full stack front-end and back-end.

Build the Next Big Thing

Becoming a great programmer is about a way of thinking. We will teach you the skills to unlock your creative genius and maybe lead you to build the next Facebook or Twitter?

Study for FREE

There is no tuition. Corporates will sponsor your training and you pay us a placement fee only if you find a job as a programmer.

Have Fun

You'll be coding with other world-class students who share the same passion as you. You'll have access to cutting-edge technologies to inspire you to be the best you can.

Work for the Best

The world's best companies are now embracing digital transformation and are hungry for skills. We are partnering with top corporates where you will complete internships while you study.

What you will learn

Latest and relevant skills

Everything you learn will be current and relevant to the tech industry with no archaic and outdated content. Our curriculum will be updated in real-time to ensure that we are always on top of the latest developments.

Solving real-world problems

You will be working with your fellow students to solve relevant problems set by corporates and the tech industry. After completing level I, you will be working as an intern at a top company and gain work experience while studying.

How it works

Apply now

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Aptitude test

Take our online test to see if you have the potential to be a great programmer.


Ace the test and you'll be invited to join our intense 4-week bootcamp during which you'll be challenged to solve programming problems.

Learn to code

Now you are ready to start the 2-year course at our campus that will teach you all you need to know to become a world-class software engineer.

The Future of Learning

Radically different approach to education

No classes, no teachers and no tuition. You don’t even need matric to apply. You work in groups with your fellow students to solve problems and have full access to campus 7 days a week. There is open access to information from various sources, and you learn how to filter, compare and use relevant data in order to solve problems. Just like the learning process is peer-oriented, students also evaluate each other's work and help set the problems.

Don't wait - sign up now!

What we're offering you is not ordinary, it's a revolution.
Think you have what it takes? Apply now to find out.


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Matthias Meilland, 25 years old, Student at 42

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