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Deloitte opens School of Analytics

The Deloitte School of Analytics aims to help address SA's gaping data scientist shortage by providing skills training.

The Deloitte School of Analytics aims to help address SA's gaping data scientist shortage by providing skills training.

While the business development possibilities big data analytics brings are obvious, managing increasingly enormous volumes of data is a massive challenge, said Kevin Black, partner at Deloitte, at the introduction of the Deloitte School of Analytics (DSA) in Johannesburg yesterday.

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Laboratories to combat maths, science crisis

UWC has built 32 science centres in Western Cape schools to support learners in science-related projects.

UWC has built 32 science centres in Western Cape schools to support learners in science-related projects.

There is a science and mathematics crisis in SA that has been identified by learner achievement against international benchmark tests, together with results achieved by teachers in similar tests.

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Crime hurts WCape broadband ambitions

The Western Cape government says one of the biggest game changers in SA would be to dramatically reduce crime.

The Western Cape government says one of the biggest game changers in SA would be to dramatically reduce crime.

The Western Cape's plans to connect disadvantaged schools to the Internet are being hampered by high levels of crime in the target broadband network deployment areas.

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Astronomer to get SA's first Edinburgh Medal

Kevin Govender from the Office of Astronomy for Development will become the first South African to be awarded with the Edinburgh Medal.

Kevin Govender from the Office of Astronomy for Development will become the first South African to be awarded with the Edinburgh Medal.

Local astronomer Kevin Govender from the Cape Town-based Office of Astronomy for Development and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) will become the first South African to be awarded at the 2016 Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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BluePencil Education Services - now a level 2 BBBEE company

BluePencil Education Services is proud to announce the company has been awarded level 2 BBBEE status.

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In-Depth

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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What are IT skills worth?

Salaries: years-on-year growth

The average salary reported by the permanently employed respondents this year is up 8% from 2014, but women are closing the gap. The average difference was just over R50 000, while in the past two years it was well over R100 000. Expressed in percentages, female respondents’ salaries grew by 20% year-on-year, compared to only a 3% growth for male respondents.

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