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The MTN Business App Academy receives SAQA NQF 4 and MICT SETA accreditation

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24 June 2021

The MTN Business App Academy receives SAQA NQF 4 and MICT SETA accreditation

Calling all future game-changers interested in a career in app development.

Over 2 500 aspirant coders and budding tech entrepreneurs, who are registered for this year’s MTN Business App Academy, now have the opportunity to both learn and improve their qualifications. The 2021 MTN Business App Academy, which is part of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards, is now a fully registered and accredited South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) NQF Level 4 and MICTSETA accredited course.

The MTN Business App Academy which kicks off this year’s MTN Business App of the Year activities is a six-week online coding programme which sees novice app developers being upskilled for a future career in app development.

“Following a successful inaugural App Academy last year which saw over 900 students registering, this year’s reach has been broadened extensively and includes students from all over South Africa taking advantage of this free online qualification which is also zero rated for MTN subscribers” says Kholo Magagane, Head of Marketing, MTN Business.

This year also sees the introduction of the 2021 MTN Business Campus Cup Challenge, with students who register and represent their campus standing a chance to win their share of R100 000.

The 2021 MTN Business App Academy kicked off on Tuesday 22 June with an introductory Masterclass. Interested students still wanting to join have until Monday 28 June to register, with the first coding class starting on Tuesday 29 June. MTN Business App Academy sessions are run weekly along with recap sessions and all course material as well as the Masterclass being available for download after each session.

The MTN Business App Academy culminates in an exciting 72-hour virtual hackathon where learners will develop their own app with the objective of solving a common social challenge facing South Africa. Each solution developed will be entered into the Best Campus Cup Solution and/or the Best Hackathon Solution categories at this year’s MTN Business App of the Year.

Nurturing the country’s explosive young talent and finding solutions for building a better South Africa is what the MTN Business App Academy is all about.

For more information or to register, please visit www.appoftheyear.co.za or contact us on admin@creativespacemedia.co.za. Registrations close on Monday 28 June 2021.



Leigh-Ann Chetty, Senior Manager: Public Relations, MTN SA

Cell: 083 209 1310

E-mail: Leigh-Ann.Chetty@mtn.com

Mthokozisi Ndlovu, Manager: Communications and Public Relations, MTN SA

Cell: 083 209 2683

E-mail: Mthokozisi.Ndlovu@mtn.com


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