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IS PhD student wins top honours
26 November, 2014

Some doctoral students are not content with the rigours of a PhD, but they also need to excel in the broader society.

A case in point is Janine Joubert, fondly known as “JJ”, who is on the verge of completing her PhD in the Department of Information Systems in the Faculty of Commerce at UCT. As Executive Head of Department for Business Risk Management in the Vodacom Group, this weekend she was honoured for her contribution to industry, clinching the IRMSA Risk Manager of the Year award at a glittering banquet at Gallagher Estate.

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EDU programme director wins top award
22 November, 2014

Associate Professor June Pym has won a National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award which was presented to her by the Council on Higher Education at the University of the Free State on 21 November.

She was one of five recipients of this annual award, which is given annually to inspirational educational leaders in South Africa.

According to the Dean of Commerce, Prof Don Ross, she had turned around the faculty’s academic development programme with phenomenal success.

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Information Systems graduates create Africa’s first travel app
14 November, 2014

For the first time, Cape Town commuters and tourists can plot a journey through the city on public transport by typing a single question into their mobile devices: "How do I get to (insert destination) on time?"

This is possible because of the new Transport for Cape Town (TCT) app – the first multi-modal transport app in Africa, which allows commuters to locate places of interest, local businesses, and sightseeing destinations, making it easy for them to communicate with city authorities about concerns over service and travel conditions – and receive travel alerts.

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