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Applications for Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management are now open for June 2019
18 April, 2019

Applications for Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management are now open for June 2019 Prospective students may on UCT website.

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Rating system improves working conditions on digital platforms
29 March, 2019

Researchers from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Information Systems (IS) Department formed part of the team that created the first-ever ratings system for working conditions on digital platforms.

The Fairwork Foundation, in collaboration with Oxford University, the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, the University of Cape Town, the University of Manchester and the University of the Western Cape, has created a ratings system to evaluate the working conditions on platforms like Uber, Taxify, SweepSouth and NoSweat.

As part of a 30-month project funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), Professor Jean-Paul Van Belle and Dr Paul Mungai, both with UCT’s IS Department, investigated to what extent the Fairwork principles are adhered to by digital labour platforms operating in South Africa.

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Giant leap for student start-up
20 March, 2019

Students using Zaio – the UCT start-up that assists with building an information technology (IT) skills profile through coding – will experience a more streamlined offering now that the platform has adopted a fully automated way of doing business.

The Zaio platform was launched last year to help student developers gain practical experience and to help start-ups build affordable tech. It enables students to upskill themselves through a seamless journey consisting of multiple levels, and offers them help to build prototypes to contribute to their IT skills profile. Zaio’s ultimate aim is to help students find their dream jobs.

But co-founder Harjot Singh said that, until recently, a large amount of Zaio’s work was still performed offline and that “sorting developers’ information was a nightmare”. The platform needed an intervention, and so the fully automated system was developed and put into motion.

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