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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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It never gets easier. You just get better.
14 June, 2016

Completing a PhD is a bit like running a marathon – and Janine Joubert would know. Her PhD took eight years, 778 references and 637 pages to complete. This long-distance runner and CrossFit enthusiast speaks about what has helped her go the (academic) distance.

“Both long-distance running and CrossFit require competencies, discipline and a strong mental fortitude. This is exactly what is needed to complete a long-distance, mentally and physically gruelling thesis. As they say in CrossFit, ‘It never gets easier. You just get better.’ ”

One of 99 PhDs graduating this June, Janine was working at one of the continent’s largest mobile telecommunications companies when she decided to study one of industry’s big buzzwords – innovation.

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Big dreams bear fruit
10 June, 2016

When Sibusiso Pinky Sibindi was still in Grade 11, she participated in the making of a Dutch documentary about five South African children. The film was called Leaving Mandela Park and looked at how music and dance could help them to overcome their circumstances.

Pinky was chosen because she was a dancer – the others were a rapper, a violinist, an opera singer and a drummer. The documentary followed their day-to-day lives at home, in school and in their communities and focused in particular on their dreams.

When Pinky graduates, the documentary makers will be there again to record her achievement, although in a discipline some might suggest is as far from the arts as is possible.

On 15 June 2016 Pinky graduates with an honours in accounting, and she has set her sights on becoming a chartered accountant – just one more step on the road to achieving her dreams.

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Own your story’ says BCom graduate Rosy Mudzanani
08 June, 2016

Despite living through many hardships while growing up in Limpopo, including being orphaned at seven and losing her only sister in her final year of study, Rosy Mudzanani completed her BCom degree in economics and finance at UCT at the end of 2015.

She is currently doing her BCom honours in financial analysis and portfolio management at UCT.

“Last year in March, my sister passed away … Last year was also my final year, but I told myself that I have to graduate, because I have a lot of people who are looking up to me,” says Rosy. “But I’m grateful for all the challenges that I went through because I would never be where I am today if it was easy. If it was easy, you would never be thankful.”

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