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More Limpopo schools get ICT infrastructure

ATNS aims to enhance the efficiency and productivity of both teaching and learning, says CEO Thabani Mthiyane.

ATNS aims to enhance the efficiency and productivity of both teaching and learning, says CEO Thabani Mthiyane.

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) has sponsored ICT infrastructure for the Limpopo Provincial Education Department in Driekoppies, Limpopo.

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Paving the way for South African university libraries

The recent launch of a new Library Management System at the University of Pretoria identifies the significance of up-to-date and relevant technology that serves as a catalyst for our future leaders.

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#Admissions2017 #inevitable #leaderinacrisis

Lesufi was talking the same language as those in the IT sector who preach about digitising the public service.

Maybe this isn't the greatest way of informing my bosses that rather than diligently doing what I'm supposed to for the past few days I've been furiously F5ing the same site in both Chrome and Internet Explorer.

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Gauteng's admissions site flat-lines on debut

MEC Panyaza Lesufi told parents no school in the province will accept paper applications for children going to grade one and eight in 2017.

MEC Panyaza Lesufi told parents no school in the province will accept paper applications for children going to grade one and eight in 2017.

Selecting a few parents to beta test the Gauteng province's online learner application Web site should have been one of the actions taken by the department before making the site live.

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Shaky start to online school admissions

The Gauteng Department of Education delayed the launch of its online admissions site after technical difficulties.

The Gauteng Department of Education delayed the launch of its online admissions site after technical difficulties.

As parents prepared to go online and submit their children's school admissions applications this morning, they were unable to do so as the Gauteng Department of Education's (GDE's) online registration Web site experienced some 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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