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DVT expands ICAgile-certified training with new courses

Stephen de Villiers Graaff of DVT Cape

Stephen de Villiers Graaff of DVT Cape

Specialist software and solutions group DVT, through its DVT Academy division, has launched a set of new ICAgile-certified training courses for business analysts and software testers respectively.

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Business Connexion enhances community development in Clarens

Business Connexion, in partnership with Clarens Combined Churches in Action (CCIA), have come together to provide community development initiatives for the community of Kgubetswana in Clarens by supporting the Bana ba Hlokang (children in need) Community Centre.

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Knowledge-sharing can improve productivity in the workplace

Kwanda Phiri, GM, iMbasa IT

Kwanda Phiri, GM, iMbasa IT

It is often said that it is essential to create a culture of knowledge-sharing as part of a knowledge and skills management initiative. This is most important in an ever-evolving and changing IT environment.

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Railroad fibre to bring connectivity to schools

Railroad fibre-optics infrastructure will be used to provide schools across the country with connectivity.

Railroad fibre-optics infrastructure will be used to provide schools across the country with connectivity.

Kolok SA, in partnership with Intel SA and InterSite, a subsidiary of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA, has begun implementing the Kolok Education Solution (K-ED), which utilises existing railroad fibre-optics infrastructure to provide connectivity to schools across SA.

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Mafikeng learners to chat with astronaut

Ebenitha Esterhuizen, Kgotlholela Seagisa, Oratile Selatlhedi and Orefile Morule won the opportunity for Sol Plaatje Primary School to talk with an astronaut.

Ebenitha Esterhuizen, Kgotlholela Seagisa, Oratile Selatlhedi and Orefile Morule won the opportunity for Sol Plaatje Primary School to talk with an astronaut.

Space exploration is an important tool for stimulating learners' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

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In-Depth

Upskilling is a delicate balance of time, money and will

Upskilling is a delicate balance of time, money and will

Being charged with employee training is a sure-fi re way to elicit a groan from managers. People are unique, have different needs, circumstances and issues. It’s diffi cult to fi nd one training solution that fi ts all staff and works for each individual. 

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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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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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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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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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