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SITA pushes certificates backlog deadline

The portfolio committee on higher education and training urges SITA to prioritise the certification backlog.

The portfolio committee on higher education and training urges SITA to prioritise the certification backlog.

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) has asked for yet another deadline extension to clear the backlog of outstanding certificates for the National Certificate Vocational qualification.

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Standard Bank partners with Digital Skills Academy

The partnership aims to deliver digital development skills to the academy's international BSc students in SA.

The partnership aims to deliver digital development skills to the academy's international BSc students in SA.

In an effort to step up its digital transformation and innovation strategy, Standard Bank has signed an agreement with the international Digital Skills Academy.

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Registered, accredited level 5 project management training - a practical approach

After extensive consultation with its customers, Faculty Training Institute has taken the decision to amalgamate its flagship project management offerings into one comprehensive course, which not only confers an FTI certified qualification, but also grants the SAQA accredited level 5 National Certificate in Project Management to successful delegates.

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Gauteng schools get computer labs

MTN SA has donated fully equipped computer labs to the value of R2 million to seven schools in the Vaal.

MTN SA has donated fully equipped computer labs to the value of R2 million to seven schools in the Vaal.

The MTN SA Foundation will donate computer labs to the value of R2.6 million to the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE).

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75 graduate from SAP skills programme

The graduation the South African students follows the first group of graduates from Kenya in 2013.

The graduation the South African students follows the first group of graduates from Kenya in 2013.

Seventy-five students have graduated from the SAP Skills for Africa job creation initiative.

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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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