Reigning Miss South Africa Natasha Joubert has launched the second phase of her advocacy campaign with 10 more bursaries being made available as part of the education arm of the Natasha Joubert Collective.


This time around she has partnered with computer company ASUS who will be sponsoring five coding scholarships to deserving individuals who aspire to pursue a career in technology. They have been joined by HyperionDev, a leading coding school, who will also be sponsoring five bursaries.


Says a delighted Joubert: “I am grateful that my campaign is helping some young people achieve more than they dreamed they would. The overwhelming response has strengthened my resolve to help, and my commitment to do as much as possible in the education and entrepreneurial spaces to make a difference in some people’s lives. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, education should never be a privilege limited to the fortunate few.”


Adds Juan Mouton, ASUS Country Marketing Manager, South Africa, said: “We are delighted to join forces with Natasha and HyperionDev to make a tangible difference in the lives of South African youth.”


His sentiments are echoed by HyperionDev CEO and founder Riaz Moola: “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Miss South Africa, marking a significant stride in HyperionDev’s mission to uplift South African youth through skill development and meaningful employment opportunities. Our primary goal extends beyond upskilling; we are dedicated to fostering the talents of our participants and assisting them in finding gainful opportunities in the workforce. The partnership with Miss South Africa is a testament to our commitment to this cause.


“We are especially excited about the generous sponsorship commitment from ASUS, allowing unemployed students to enrol in our Data Science bootcamp. This collaboration aligns seamlessly with our vision of creating pathways for talented individuals to excel in the tech space, fostering a positive impact on both their lives and the broader community.”


HyperionDev, known for its data base on which students looking to enrol for learnerships upload their details, uses this stored information to match companies and learners – hyper-focusing on the needs of one and the skills and abilities of the other.


The scholarships will enable the selected students to participate in a comprehensive six-month Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp offered by HyperionDev. This online, part-time programme includes official HyperionDev Certification upon completion and access to the HyperionDev 90-Day Bespoke Graduate Programme, providing graduates with valuable skills and support to kickstart their careers in technology.


A competition will decide on the 10 winning candidates. All entrants will have to produce a motivational video that they post on social media, as well as register with all their details on the HyperionDev database.




The ASUS/HyperionDev campaign opens today (April 9). Entries will close on April 19, 2024. Eligibility for the scholarships is open to all residents of South Africa, regardless of background or experience.


The names of the 10 lucky recipients will be announced on April 30 this year.




  1. Follow this application link
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Submit your motivation as to why you should receive a coding bursary
  4. Agree to the T&Cs
  5. Submit your application