The world is evolving and adapting at an incredible pace. While Africa has been touted as the next bastion for growth and the continent’s average future population is envisioned as being young and female, Mapule Malau set out to create LadycOde. If the saying “the future is female” is true, then LadycOde seeks to play a part in ensuring that the female of the future is equipped and skilled with the tools that will ensure her success in an unrelenting world.

LadycOde is an EdTech non-profit company aimed at empowering semi-rural communities through technology literacy. We empower and educate through the design and implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics ( STEAM)-related programs, with a particular focus on Introduction to Data Science & Machine Learning.


To increase participation of African students, particularly girls and women, in STEAM programs through experiential learning.


To use our programs as a tool to teach, educate and empower rural, semi-rural and disadvantaged communities across the globe. 

Impact to Date

Our Programs

Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning

This program is offered to Grades 6-9 learners through partnership with schools and NGOs. The duration of the program is 6 months, taught by our qualified Engineers & Data Science teachers.

2023 Bursaries

We offer bursaries for learners to study Data Science through Explore Data Science Academy. Applications for bursaries for 2023 will open on 8th March 2023 and close on 24th March 2023. 

Bursary offers:

  • Full funding;
  • Monthly stipend;
  • Technical Mentor and Life Skills Coach;
  • Monthly sessions with the Psychologist.


  • Matric Certificate or be an unemployed graduate;
  • Reside in a previously disadvantaged community;
  • Combined household income should not exceed R400 000 p.a.;
  • Must pass the learner assessment;
  • Go-getter mindset. You must be the change you wish to see.

    Applications, accompanied by a motivation letter, should be send to Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

We support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 4, 5, 9 & 11)

Our programs positively impact 4 key priorities set out in the SDGs:

Gender equality

Quality education

Industry innovation and infrastructure

Sustainable cities and communities


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Mapule Malau (Founder & Director)

Cassilda Ntsane (Director)

Nivina Jugdeo (Director)

The Team


Volunteerism is at the heart of our organization. We believe in the concept of paying it forward and giving back to communities by empowering the youth and women.
Should you wish to join our growing family of volunteers, please apply by clicking the link below. We are currently recruiting for the following skills:


Data Scientists

Data Analysts

Machine Learning Specialists


Portuguese Translator

French Translator