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Wipro partners with Gordon Institute of Business Science for first of its kind 'Future CIO' programme

From left: Shaun Rozyn, Stafford Masie and Abdullah Verachia

From left: Shaun Rozyn, Stafford Masie and Abdullah Verachia

Wipro (NYSE:WIT), a leading global IT, consulting and business process services company, announced its partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), a leading business school in South Africa for a first of its kind ‘Future CIO' programme.

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SA's education ranking 'flawed'

Education researcher Nicholas Spaull agrees SA's education system is in crisis but says it is not the worst in the world as ranked by the WEF.

Education researcher Nicholas Spaull agrees SA's education system is in crisis but says it is not the worst in the world as ranked by the WEF.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and an education researcher dispute the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranking of SA's maths and science education as the worst in the world.

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SA's ICT rating drops again

SA's maths and science education ranks last, in the latest World Economic Forum report, out of 143 countries.

SA's maths and science education ranks last, in the latest World Economic Forum report, out of 143 countries.

The 2015 Global Information Technology report, released today by the World Economic Forum (WEF), shows SA dropped five places to 75 of 143 countries in the Network Readiness Index (NRI).

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LinkedIn integrates online education

LinkedIn's Lynda.com acquisition will allow it to integrate online training courses.

LinkedIn's Lynda.com acquisition will allow it to integrate online training courses.

Professional network LinkedIn is set to buy online learning company Lynda.com for $1.5 billion, in a move that allows it to integrate online learning into its offerings.

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Dell to develop black ICT professionals

The programme has the potential to addresses an area that can have a significant impact on the economy, says Dell's Stewart van Graan.

The programme has the potential to addresses an area that can have a significant impact on the economy, says Dell's Stewart van Graan.

Dell SA's ICT academy will promote the creation of black professionals and offer candidates access to critical and scarce skills.

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In-Depth

Chief Information Officer

Sello Mmakau

Sello Mmakau, CIO at Home Affairs

Sello Mmakau, CIO at Home Affairs, believes resilience to high levels of stress and ability to balance politics and professionalism is imperative for one to be successful in their careers.

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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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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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How much are your skills worth?

Primary technology platform vs years of experience vs salary

Primary technology platform vs years of experience vs salary

ITWeb's 13th annual IT Salary Survey fi nds that Gauteng has the highest salaries on average, while CIO, COO, enterprise architect, and software architect are the top paid jobs. More than a third of respondents do not receive a performance bonus.

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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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