Bits ‘n bytes

■ South Africa’s coding team is headed off to compete in Japan. From left, are deputy team leader Laurens Weyn, UCT; Emile Tredoux, Parklands College; Ralph McDougall, Curro Durbanville, “wearing” Bit, the python team mascot, who bytes; Tian Cilliers, Stellenbosch High; Taariq Mowzer, Fairbairn College; and team leader Robin Visser, University of Stellenbosch.