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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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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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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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Upskilling is a delicate balance of time, money and will

Upskilling is a delicate balance of time, money and will

Being charged with employee training is a sure-fi re way to elicit a groan from managers. People are unique, have different needs, circumstances and issues. It’s diffi cult to fi nd one training solution that fi ts all staff and works for each individual. 

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Trainning Millennials

Training Millennials

Forward-thinking training providers have already begun utilising the newest and greatest technologies and are integrating them into their training programmes. These emerging tools offer myriad benefits, from cutting costs; boosting learning outside the physical classroom; and lessening the carbon footprint.

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Training and e-Learning news

SA can earn R244k per IT job

If you create one IT job, it would help create 1.37 indirect jobs, says Professor Barry Dwolatzky, director and CEO of the JCSE.

If you create one IT job, it would help create 1.37 indirect jobs, says Professor Barry Dwolatzky, director and CEO of the JCSE.

South Africa's national economy can earn as much as R244 000 annually per one IT job that it creates.

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DST highlights education focus

The DST will spend R497 million to implement a co-ordinated approach to science education, says Naledi Pandor.

The DST will spend R497 million to implement a co-ordinated approach to science education, says Naledi Pandor.

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has pinpointed education as well as research and development as key to SA realising its technology and innovation objectives.

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First steps to e-governance

What's laudable about the education department is that it's not adopting a 'wait-for-everyone-to-be-connected-first' approach.

South Africa might have made some progress in bridging the technology access gap, but if e-governance is to really gain traction, we might need to place greater emphasis on what departments are doing internally to facilitate a change in approach.

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Business Analysis conference kicks off 16 September at Sandton Convention Centre

This coming September, Business Analysis Summit Southern Africa (BASSA 2014), the premier learning and networking gathering of the year for business analysts is taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg. At this year's two-day conference, business analysts from all over South Africa will learn about the next generation of business analysis. Participants will be given the tools, techniques, methodologies, frameworks and competencies to refine and redefine the way in which they can deliver value and innovation into the organisation. The event kicks off with a day of pre-conference workshops followed by the two-day conference covering four tracks presented by 36 expert speakers.

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Webhelp SA & Columba - leading the youth to empower

The Columba Academy

The Columba Academy

Committed to empowering the youth of South Africa, customer experience innovators Webhelp SA joined forces with Columba Leadership Activating Youth 2.0, a values-based leadership programme, to engage with Grade 10 and 11 pupils at Fumana Comprehensive School, a low-income school based in Katlehong, south of Johannesburg.

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