What is Codebridge?

Codebridge is a civic technology lab where we bring together programmers, activists and data journalists to create software that addresses difficult social problems. We are also home to a handful of software start-ups and support various software meetup groups with a space to meet. We are based in Claremont, Cape Town, the only hackerspace in the country that is situated under a bridge.

We recently marked International Open Data Day

Our Sponsors

We are very grateful to be sponsored by Amazon Web Services who contribute to the rent of the building.

Code for South Africa manages daily operations and our current internet sponsor is SnapBill, though we're always looking for an upgrade. Did someone say fibre?


Membership fees start at R300/month for a key to the building and use of the event space, all the way up to R800/month for a dedicated desk.

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The income membership fee is enough to cover the basics, but we survive off donations.


We are currently borrowing a projector for most events, but it would be great to have our own.

Desks and Chairs

We are looking for tressel tables so that we can easily re-arrange the space for large hackathons. We have had a fair number of desks and chairs donated already, but we're always looking for more. Really anything goes - plastic chairs are very useful for overflow seating at events.


It seems we can never have enough. We ideally want some large wall sized ones, but the smaller ones are useful too.

Your Time

Since we're entirely member-run there are whole lot of random jobs to do around the building (you know - taking out trash, etc.). This website also needs some work (and its on github!)

Getting in touch

If you want to get in contact, you can email info at codebridge.(...)