University Of Pretoria Computer Science Department

3'rd year CS student nominated for top 200 young South Africans

Jaco Bezuidenhout, a third year student at the Department of Computer Science and a director of MTG Conservation Services, has been nominated one of Mail and Guardians' top 200 young South Africans to make a difference in the Science and Technology category.

At the age of 21,. Jaco Bezuidenhout, with the help of House4Hack, started his first company, Xrobotix. Xrobotics focuses on educating high-school students using Intel’s Arduino electronics platform. A year later Jaco and Harry Pretorius formed the M!nd The Gap (MTG) Group -- an innovation company that develops products and systems in various industries.

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