It can seem like a huge problem if you don’t have a Matric – but that’s just not true. There are loads of opportunities for you :)

Our number one recommendation for people without a matric in South Africa is getting into Software Development. This is a lucrative career, and there is a shortage of software developers in South Africa, making it an ideal field to launch your career in.

Here are some places for you to apply and launch your new career as a software developer:

 

WeThinkCode_

Website: https://www.wethinkcode.co.za/

Apply here: https://www.wethinkcode.co.za/apply

Length of program: 2 years

Cost of program: 0, program cost is covered by sponsors

In person/online: in person (Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg campuses)

Need South African ID number: yes

 

ALX Africa

Website: https://www.alxafrica.com/software/

Apply here: https://www.alxafrica.com/apply/

Length of program: 9-12 months

Cost of program: 0, pay only after you are employed

In person/online: online

Need South African ID number: no

 

CodeSpace

Website: https://www.codespace.co.za/courses/

Apply here: https://www.codespace.co.za/apply/

Length of program: variable

Cost of program: Usually R4000 per month. Scholarships are available.

In person/online: variable

Need South African ID number: no

 

If you run an organisation that helps people without a Matric upskill, send us an email at [email protected] and we will add your course to this post!

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About the author : Dacod Magagula

Co-founder, CEO - FoondaMate

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