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UCT unveils R250 000 Innovation Lab

Students at the UCT Innovation Lab testing the Makerbot replicator mini compact 3d printer (Photo by Michael Hammond)

Students at the UCT Innovation Lab testing the Makerbot replicator mini compact 3d printer (Photo by Michael Hammond)

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has unveiled a new innovation lab complete with virtual reality 3D goggles, a drone, a 3D printer, the Amazon Echo smart speaker, an Emotiv headset, as well as credit card-sized computers in a bid spark further interest in technology education.

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Karabina leads the way in providing skills of data science, AI, machine learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies are showing amazing capacity to augment human decision-making. From cancer-cell identification to urban crime prevention, complex problems are being reduced to tasks where algorithms can learn from existing data and add value quickly.

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Cisco commits to train 100k students by 2020

Cisco's free online courses include cyber security, introduction to IOT and digital literacy.

Cisco's free online courses include cyber security, introduction to IOT and digital literacy.

The Cisco Networking Academy has introduced seven free online networking and IT security courses, as part of its pledge to train an additional 100 000 students by 2020.

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Training the unemployed

Sivarajan Naidoo, Director, EduPower Skills Academy.

Sivarajan Naidoo, Director, EduPower Skills Academy.

Unemployment is a massive challenge. Access to skills development is widely acknowledged as one of the fundamental remedies to South Africa's official 27.7% unemployment rate, as of Q3 2017, according to Statistics SA. And that's only people who are actively looking for jobs; the actual number of unemployed who've given up looking for work is much higher, at 36.8%.

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TFG invests in upskilling 75K learners

Local retailer TFG (The Foschini Group) has invested "a substantial amount" into the development of a digital game aimed at enhancing the ICT and business skills of 75 000 local high school learners.

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In-Depth

Work in progress

Many companies are offering internship programmes to learners and IT graduates in order to get them trained and employable. Read more...

The softer side of ICT

Mosima Selekisho, director at Talent AfricaIT professionals need to keep on learning and developing their skills, and soft skills are as much a part of this as the technical ones.

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Wanted: Cyber security expertise

Craig Rosewarne, MD of Wolfpack Information RiskThe shortage of highly sophisticated cyber security skills is hampering SA’s ability to put measures in place to prevent and mitigate advanced threats.

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Architecture is hot

If you want your business to thrive in the digital economy, you need to hire enterprise architects.

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