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Million Joburg citizens to receive digital training

Joburg mayor Parks Tau says the Microsoft partnership will help resolve youth unemployment in the city.

Joburg mayor Parks Tau says the Microsoft partnership will help resolve youth unemployment in the city.

Over the next five years, a million people in the City of Johannesburg (COJ) will receive training in basic digital literacy skills, including Microsoft Office.

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Survey examines teleworking in SA

A UCT Masters student is looking for respondents for his research about teleworking (working remotely or from home) in the SA IT industry, and requests that SA IT workers participate in his online survey.

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ITWeb Brainstorm joins MTN's Women in ICT Awards as media partner

ITWeb's Brainstorm magazine has joined MTN's Women in ICT – Partnership for Change Awards as the print media partner.

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Code4CT girls explain 'Why I code'

In a set of short video interviews (below) published by Code for Cape Town (Code4CT), three high school girls in the city discuss why they code.

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Suckered by a software vendor - how I did not follow my own advice and paid the price for it

As a small training and consulting firm specialising in establishing and adapting best-practice methodologies for organisations, I should have known better than to just buy software to address my own internal challenges in CS Interactive Training, says Louw Labuschagne, partner at CS Interactive Training.

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In-Depth

Emerging trends call for new ICT skills

Ronald Meeske, CEO of CTU Training Solutions

The rapid rise in new trends is leading to a huge shortage of IT professionals with the correct mix of skills. At the same time, poor education and a lack of awareness around ICT hamper skills growth.

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Training gets trendy

Training Gets Trendy

Training gets trendy

Decision Inc, a business intelligence consultancy, provides a mix between formal certified courses and additional in-house training, such as leadership development, internal technical workshops, and an intern programme.

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Collaboration is the solution

Oupa Mopaki

Oupa Mopaki, MICT Seta’s CEO

In ITWeb Brainstorm’s 2014 CIO survey, where 158 of South Africa’s top CIO’s were interviewed, 43% said they were are actively seeking specific skills. Despite the demand for skills, the supply is falling short – leaving the sector, as well as candidates who have the potential to flourish, at a distinct disadvantage.

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Proudly home grown

Pieter Bencsch

Pieter Bencsch

South African enterprises are increasingly investing in addressing the high-level and specialised skills shortages that persist in the country, but project timelines can work to undermine their best intentions. This is according to Pieter Bensch, MD of HP South Africa, who says there is a growing willingness among local enterprises to invest in skills development in their IT departments.

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Mobile tech is all the rage

Lara Green

Lara Green, Strong developers with relatable skills should be identified and upskilled

The shortage of ICT skills is negatively impacting on business, with companies struggling to fill technical positions, resulting in delays in delivering goods and services. This could also force organisations to look outside of South Africa for their technical skills requirements, which would have a roll-on effect of damaging the industry and the economy.

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