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Govt programme drives school connectivity

Presidency deputy minister Buti Manamela hails Operation Phakisa for bringing ICT to schools and making it a primary tool of teaching and learning.

Presidency deputy minister Buti Manamela hails Operation Phakisa for bringing ICT to schools and making it a primary tool of teaching and learning.

As part of the ICT in education framework of Operation Phakisa, a total of 54% of the targeted 24 000 public schools have been connected to the Internet.

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Gauteng battles to place 20 000 learners

Over 70 000 online applications were received after the deadline of 1 June 2016.

Over 70 000 online applications were received after the deadline of 1 June 2016.

Two weeks into the start of the 2017 academic year, the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) is struggling to find school placement for 19 913 grade one and eight learners.

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School online admission site to stay

The GDE plans to continue with online applications for learners going to grades one or eight in the 2018 academic year.

The GDE plans to continue with online applications for learners going to grades one or eight in the 2018 academic year.

Despite public outcry, as well as thousands of grade one and eight learners left unplaced for the 2017 academic year, the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) will not do away with its online registration system.

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Facing new digital demands, 88 percent of employees place responsibility for creating innovative cultures on employers

Facing new digital demands, 88 percent of employees place responsibility for creating innovative cultures on employers - As global leaders gather at the World Economic Forum this week to discuss challenges facing the world in 2017, new research from BMC reveals that workers are placing more responsibility on employers to enable them with the skills required to be successful as they face massive changes being brought by the digital economy.

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Praesignis Agreement with the Da Vinci Institute enables accredited courses in the Fields of Innovation and Data Science

Degree.

Degree.

Praesignis signed a Research Associate Memorandum of Agreement with the Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management on 28 November 2016.  The Da Vinci Institute is a Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act 1997, and is also accredited by the Council of Higher Education (CHE).  Its qualifications are recorded with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

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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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