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Project Isizwe donates iPads

The iPads and free WiFi hotspots should enable students to gain access to online resources, says Project Isizwe CEO Alan Knott-Craig Jr.

The iPads and free WiFi hotspots should enable students to gain access to online resources, says Project Isizwe CEO Alan Knott-Craig Jr.

As part of its objective to connect people for education, Project Isizwe recently donated 25 Apple iPads to the top students of the City of Tshwane.

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From analyst to Agilist - introducing the Agile Product Ownership and Agile Business Analysis course

According to recent research (http://interview.businesschange.co.za/), only 6% of South African business analysts have been trained and certified in Scrum.

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ICT growth sparks jobs

Hiring activity picked up by 12% from 2013 to 2014, with the IT industry being a big contributing factor.

Hiring activity picked up by 12% from 2013 to 2014, with the IT industry being a big contributing factor.

While 2014 could be considered a downer in terms of employment – thanks to the ICT sector having haemorrhaged a number of jobs – the very same sector represents an opportunity for upliftment, albeit in a limited capacity at this stage.

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Edit Microsystems recognised by Frost & Sullivan

Edit Microsystems, a company that has spearheaded many new initiatives in learning technology through partnering with various leading organisations and institutions for more than 21 years, today announced it has been presented with an award by Frost & Sullivan for 'Best Practices in Customer Service Leadership within the eEducation industry', at the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards Banquet in Monaco.

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Umhloti Primary gets solar-powered PC lab

Umhloti Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal has been given a solar-powered computer lab.

Umhloti Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal has been given a solar-powered computer lab.

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In-Depth

State of ICT Training in SA

Loraine Vorster

Loraine Vorster, Regional Director Comptia

Certain issues have dogged the local ICT training sector for years. Too few South Africans with the ICT skills needed to do the job, the poor quality of education, and lack of infrastructure plague business and training providers alike.

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The IT Degree Disillusionment

CARL RAATH, TORQUE IT

CARL RAATH, TORQUE IT

While the universities are providing the students with an excellent theoretical base, they come short on imparting the practical ICT skills – a critical prerequisite for the job market.

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In training

Ronald Meeske

Ronald Meeske CEO of CTU Training Solutions

We asked training and certification specialists to assess the health of the local ICT training sector. They find it's alive and well, but needs to continually reinvent itself and its offerings to meet demand.

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How are SA’s businesses meeting the perpetual training challenge?

How are SA’s businesses meeting the perpetual training challenge?

Organisations spend a lot of time and money on corporate training, too often with little to show for it. Not enough practical follow up means that many newly-acquired skills are soon lost or forgotten, and the company might as well have poured its money down the drain.

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Skills needed... Apply within

Adrian Scofield

Sung Woo Han has....

The demand for skilled tech professionals remains at odds with availability in South Africa.

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