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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

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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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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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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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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