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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

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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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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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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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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