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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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Head of digital strategy

Lynette Hundermark

Lynette Hundermark

Lynette Hundermark, head of product strategy at Prezence Digital, describes herself as "a true mobile geek". With 15 years' experience in the IT industry, she says she fi nds herself constantly researching new products and the latest digital trends.

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CIOs, CTO’s and chief architects rake it in

Tech salaries in South Africa have well outstripped infl ation, according to ITWeb’s 14th annual IT Salary Survey. The average annual salary reported by all respondents went up by R48 000 or 11.3% since last year, with women having taken a longer stride to catch up with the male techies in our notoriously male-dominated IT sector – salaries of female respondents went up by 13.6% while male respondents recorded a 9.6% increase.

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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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Meet the new mindset

Meet the new mindset

Meet the new mindset

Anyone still stuck in the industrial age will need a rapid shift in approach to attract and retain the next-generation workforce.

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