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3D printing a must for classrooms

3D-printed models can aid geography and biology lessons, says Jared de Waal of Solid Edge Technology.

3D-printed models can aid geography and biology lessons, says Jared de Waal of Solid Edge Technology.

It is important to expose children as early as possible to 3D printing and 3D computer-aided design (CAD).

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Coding: 21st Century literacy

Raspberry Pi is a small, cheap computer children can use to learn coding.

Raspberry Pi is a small, cheap computer children can use to learn coding.

Coding is "the new literacy of the 21st Century", said Camille Agon, SA programme manager at the Breteau Foundation – a UK-based organisation working to facilitate coding education in SA – at the E-Tech Africa conference in Midrand yesterday.

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Software AG kicks off CeBIT 2016 idea contest for universities around the world

Software AG's University Relations department has announced its fifth annual international CeBIT idea contest. The competition is open to students and faculty at colleges and universities around the world and invites them to submit creative proposals for a project to be showcased at CeBIT 2016, the largest IT fair worldwide.

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US pushes bank cyber security exams

US banking regulators must hire and train more examiners with technology expertise so they can give more useful cyber security recommendations to small and mid-sized banks, a federal watchdog agency has warned.

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South Africa on cloud networking map

Jurumani Solutions became the first certified Cisco Meraki Partner in South Africa last month when its lead solutions engineer completed the Certified Meraki Network Associate (CMNA) training in Paris, France.

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In-Depth

Skills needed... Apply within

Adrian Scofield

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The demand for skilled tech professionals remains at odds with availability in South Africa.

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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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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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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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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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