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WeThinkCode seeks next-generation coding stars

Co-founder Arlene Mulder (centre) says the idea is give students the life skills needed to make it in the tech world.

Co-founder Arlene Mulder (centre) says the idea is give students the life skills needed to make it in the tech world.

Tech incubator WeThinkCode is in the midst of its first four-week boot camp to find talented young students to join the coding school.

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Wits University's online registrations spike

Wits University's interim statistics show an increase in the number of online registrations for this year.

Wits University's interim statistics show an increase in the number of online registrations for this year.

Wits University has seen an increase in the number of students that registered online compared to manual registrations so far this year.

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Business Connexion launches 2016 graduate opportunity for people with disabilities

Competence and flexibility are two of the most sought after skills by employers. Today, more than ever, businesses need people with a demonstrable ability to adapt to different situations and circumstances – and perhaps, more than any other group, people with disabilities possess precisely these attributes. On a daily basis, people with disabilities must be creative in solving problems, identifying and pursuing opportunities which they may, under most circumstances, be precluded from accessing as a result of their physical challenge or disability.

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Orange starts 'Entrepreneur Club'

Multinational telecom Orange on Wednesday debuted its Entrepreneur Club as "a new space for information in French and English devoted to entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East".

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ICT to take a back seat at SONA

The state of ICT is likely to take a back seat at SONA 2016, as president Jacob Zuma's government plans to give more focus to the state of the country's economy.

The state of ICT is likely to take a back seat at SONA 2016, as president Jacob Zuma's government plans to give more focus to the state of the country's economy.

As the country waits in anticipation for president Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address (SONA) this evening, the state of the country's ICT sector and the benefits of IT will be overshadowed by other issues.

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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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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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