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Bloomburg tech journalist Elizabeth Gould says CodeX aims to create highly employable people who can deliver value from day one.

Bloomburg tech journalist Elizabeth Gould says CodeX aims to create highly employable people who can deliver value from day one.

Worldwide, the IT sector lacks skills, and Africa is no different. In South Africa, the failing education system is compounding the problem. The longer this persists, the more it will cost South Africa – both in terms of companies and people – in lost income and revenue. A different approach is needed to solve this problem. What has been tried has clearly failed.

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Training course schedule and pricing for 2015

The 2015 training course schedule and pricing schedule from Dee Smith and Associates has been announced.

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Project Isizwe donates iPads

The iPads and free WiFi hotspots should enable students to gain access to online resources, says Project Isizwe CEO Alan Knott-Craig Jr.

The iPads and free WiFi hotspots should enable students to gain access to online resources, says Project Isizwe CEO Alan Knott-Craig Jr.

As part of its objective to connect people for education, Project Isizwe recently donated 25 Apple iPads to the top students of the City of Tshwane.

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From analyst to Agilist - introducing the Agile Product Ownership and Agile Business Analysis course

According to recent research (http://interview.businesschange.co.za/), only 6% of South African business analysts have been trained and certified in Scrum.

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ICT growth sparks jobs

Hiring activity picked up by 12% from 2013 to 2014, with the IT industry being a big contributing factor.

Hiring activity picked up by 12% from 2013 to 2014, with the IT industry being a big contributing factor.

While 2014 could be considered a downer in terms of employment – thanks to the ICT sector having haemorrhaged a number of jobs – the very same sector represents an opportunity for upliftment, albeit in a limited capacity at this stage.

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In-Depth

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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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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Comptia SA - 10 years of certification excellence

Loraine Vorster

Loraine Vorster

While IT products come and go, often in a matter of months, industry professionals today continue to rely on CompTIA A+ as an ideal entry point to an IT career, or as a stepping-stone to advancement and promotion. The fact that this year is the 20th year this vendor-neutral certifi cation has been available, and that it continues to remain one of the best certifi cations of its kind, proves that CompTIA A+ remains on the cutting edge of technology.

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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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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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