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Digital education requires teacher engagement

The main focus in implementing digital education must be on teachers' engagement strategies, and not on the devices being used.

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Dell brings technology access and education to underserved communities with new solar-powered Learning Labs

In conjunction with a Think Tank discussing technology in education and classrooms of the future at Brescia House School, Dell today announced it will expand its solar-powered Learning Labs across South Africa. This includes new sites in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Sedibeng that will be operational by March 2015. The expansion follows a successful pilot in 2013, and Dell will now have nine labs providing direct technology access to more than 3 000 underprivileged students in communities where technology infrastructure is limited.

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Mustek turns to big data, tablets

Mustek hopes to push its products into the education sector.

Mustek hopes to push its products into the education sector.

Mustek, which this morning said revenue in the six months to December gained 24.6% to R2.5 billion, says desktop unit sales are not showing high growth, but its diverse portfolio gives it other options.

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Obsidian to toast power of open source

Muggie van Staden, MD at Obsidian Systems.

Muggie van Staden, MD at Obsidian Systems.

Open source software specialist Obsidian Systems has announced the next event in its ongoing networking and information series, or Free Beer Sessions, will take place on 12 March.

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Wipro plugs R3.8m into SA skills

Wipro Africa's business development director Shailendra Singh says skills development is a core element of Wipro's SA strategy.

Wipro Africa's business development director Shailendra Singh says skills development is a core element of Wipro's SA strategy.

Wipro, the New York-listed IT, consulting and business process services company, will invest R3.8 million in skills development and job creation in South Africa.

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In-Depth

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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Chief Architect

Keutlilwe Leso

Keutlilwe Leso, Chief Architect, Red Media

Keutlilwe Leso started his career in enterprise architecture in 2007, without any formal qualifi cation, as fi nancial constraints halted his studies. However, he says, his passion for technology saw him through, and knowledge and skills he has gained through previous experience have proved invaluable.

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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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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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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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