How I taught myself to code | Litha Soyizwapi | TEDxSoweto

In this delightfully choreographed presentation, Litha Soyizwapi tells the story of how his innate curiosity and natural chutzpah led him initially into graphic design and then, remarkably, onto a path where he taught himself to code and ultimately create one of the most successful apps in South Africa.

Litha Soyizwapi is a graphic designer and a self-taught app developer. His popular GauRider app is the quickest and most elegant way to manage commutes on Gautrain—the rapid transit railway system linking Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng Province, South Africa.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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