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Studying Information Systems at UCT

The Department of Information Systems’ mission is to be a leading African centre for research and study of information systems, producing world class graduates and research while playing a positive role in the upliftmen and empowerment of our community. This is only possible through the excellent endeavour of our academic staff, all with strong IS/IT background, in theoretical and research areas, as well as contemporary industry experience. Read more ...

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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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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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Nine new fellows a sign of UCT's 'research strength'
20 October, 2014

Nine fellows were inducted into the prestigious College of Fellows this year, "a great sign of the strength of research" at UCT, said Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price at the College of Fellows' annual dinner on 9 October 2014.

"You are role models," he said. "You are the reason why people come here to do postgraduate degrees. You are the reason why we have a high numbers of citations and get praised for the creative work that gets done at the university."

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