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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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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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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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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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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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Training and e-Learning news

Samsung commits to SA e-learning

Samsung wants to expand its mobile connectivity drive through solar-powered classrooms.

Samsung wants to expand its mobile connectivity drive through solar-powered classrooms.

Samsung Electronics has this week underlined its commitment to e-learning in SA, announcing a partnership to provide tablets to Pretoria-based Hoërskool Waterkloof, and will also unveil another solar-powered Internet school next week.

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IndigoCube awarded accreditation by MICT SETA

Robin Grace.

Robin Grace.

IndigoCube's accreditation as a training provider for the National Certificate: Business Analysis qualification has been renewed by the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA). The qualification is ranked at Level 6 with 149 credits on the National Qualifications Framework and approved by the ETQA regulations No.R1127. IndigoCube's Robin Grace and David Peters have also been accredited as moderators and assessors for the same course.

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Stellenbosch University boosts identity management with xRS

The University of Stellenbosch is one of the oldest tertiary education institutions in South Africa, boasting a total of 10 faculties spread over five campuses. By the beginning of 2013, the university had a student population of 28 000, including more than 3 000 foreign learners, a lecturing staff complement of nearly 1 000 and 50 research and service divisions.

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SA's FunDza finalist in Tech Awards

Local literacy trust FunDza has been selected as one of this year's 25 finalists for the Tech Awards in the Microsoft Education Award category. It is the only South African organisation on the shortlist.

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StorTech takes the lead on B-BBEE in the ICT space

Transformation has always been very important to StorTech, and the company's continued focus on this critical issue has recently borne fruit in a quite spectacular manner. StorTech's latest broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) score of 90.37, accredited by EmpowerLogic, has seen the company overtake Datacentrix, Gijima, Altech and Business Connexion to become one of the top empowerment companies in the ICT sector.

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