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#Hack Jozi challenge finalists named

A thousand digital interns will be trained over the next year by the city of Johannesburg.

A thousand digital interns will be trained over the next year by the city of Johannesburg.

More than 140 applications in the #Hack Jozi challenge were yesterday whittled down to 50 finalists in the running to win R5 million in backing.

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Nihilent engages with South African media, entertainment major for skills development initiative

Nihilent Technologies, a Johannesburg-based global consulting and solution integrations company, has entered into the fifth successful month of a skills development programme, which it jointly initiated with South Africa's leading media organisation, wherein Nihilent recruited 14 interns locally with plans to deploy them at the latter's location for a period of 18 months.

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Successfully executing agile transformation

Training is essential for a successful agile transformation, says DVT's Stephen de Villiers Graaff.

Training is essential for a successful agile transformation, says DVT's Stephen de Villiers Graaff.

Agile transformation is full of challenges, and to be successful, organisations need to be thoughtful in their execution.

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IndigoCube business analysis workshops take learning into the workplace

Robin Grace, Principal consultant at IndigoCube

Robin Grace, Principal consultant at IndigoCube

IndigoCube has launched a portfolio of 18 workshops aimed at helping business analysts fully internalise knowledge learned during training by using it in real-life work situations under the guidance of an expert. The workshops typically take place at client premises, and are designed as intensive consulting-like interventions to apply new learning to actual projects.

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In-Depth

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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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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Editor's Note

Kirsten Doyle

Kirsten Doyle

We all know the old maxim, ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’. The SA training sector has faced several challenges for some time. Too few people with too few skills, poor quality of education, and lack of infrastructure remain issues for today’s trainers and learners alike.

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ICT Research Aanalyst

Mogen Naidoo

Mogen Naidoo, Research Analyst, IDC, Middle East, Africa and Turkey

Mogen Naidoo's keen interest in computers and technology after receiving his fi rst PC in 1989 propelled him to study mathematics and science in high school. After completing matric, he began a degree in computer sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT), before switching to an information systems degree in 2000. He also has his information systems honours and masters degrees.

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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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