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Budget boost for Gauteng education

All of Gauteng's schools and learners will have access to smart devices by 2019, says education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

All of Gauteng's schools and learners will have access to smart devices by 2019, says education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has a budget of R39 billion for the 2016/17 financial year, according to MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

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Viewpoint: Digital adoption, education contribute to falling hunger rates

Despite factors including climate change and drought testing agriculture across the

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MIT opens applications for tech entrepreneurs

The programme is ideal for teams have a start-up idea they would like to pursue, says the JCSE's Barry Dwolatzky.

The programme is ideal for teams have a start-up idea they would like to pursue, says the JCSE's Barry Dwolatzky.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Global Start-up Labs Programme invites new and established tech entrepreneurs in SA to submit their best new and innovative tech ideas.

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Xperien acquires stake in ITAMSA

The major barrier to ITAM practice and growth globally is the limited access to the knowledge, says Xperien's Wale Arewa.

The major barrier to ITAM practice and growth globally is the limited access to the knowledge, says Xperien's Wale Arewa.

IT asset disposal service provider Xperien has acquired a 49% shareholding in Information Technology Asset Management South Africa (ITAMSA).

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Chromebooks now outselling Macbooks

Google's Chromebook computers are outselling Apple's Macbooks for the first time in the US, according to research released by the IDC last week.

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Training gets trendy

Training Gets Trendy

Training gets trendy

Decision Inc, a business intelligence consultancy, provides a mix between formal certified courses and additional in-house training, such as leadership development, internal technical workshops, and an intern programme.

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Collaboration is the solution

Oupa Mopaki

Oupa Mopaki, MICT Seta’s CEO

In ITWeb Brainstorm’s 2014 CIO survey, where 158 of South Africa’s top CIO’s were interviewed, 43% said they were are actively seeking specific skills. Despite the demand for skills, the supply is falling short – leaving the sector, as well as candidates who have the potential to flourish, at a distinct disadvantage.

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Proudly home grown

Pieter Bencsch

Pieter Bencsch

South African enterprises are increasingly investing in addressing the high-level and specialised skills shortages that persist in the country, but project timelines can work to undermine their best intentions. This is according to Pieter Bensch, MD of HP South Africa, who says there is a growing willingness among local enterprises to invest in skills development in their IT departments.

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Mobile tech is all the rage

Lara Green

Lara Green, Strong developers with relatable skills should be identified and upskilled

The shortage of ICT skills is negatively impacting on business, with companies struggling to fill technical positions, resulting in delays in delivering goods and services. This could also force organisations to look outside of South Africa for their technical skills requirements, which would have a roll-on effect of damaging the industry and the economy.

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What are IT skills worth?

Salaries: years-on-year growth

The average salary reported by the permanently employed respondents this year is up 8% from 2014, but women are closing the gap. The average difference was just over R50 000, while in the past two years it was well over R100 000. Expressed in percentages, female respondents’ salaries grew by 20% year-on-year, compared to only a 3% growth for male respondents.

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