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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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Tracking adherence to fair work principles
07 June, 2019

Two months after launching the first-ever international ranking of working conditions and standards in the platform economy, Fairwork has released four new ratings for South African digital labour platforms.

Fairwork is a collaboration between the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa, and the universities of Oxford and Manchester in the UK.

The rating system offers a comparison of the best and worst working standards in the digital or gig economy. The platforms evaluated in the newest survey were Wumdrop, Domestly, Uber Eats and Nomad Now.

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Training wannabe techies
20 May, 2019

Ever wondered what it takes to programme a robot to move in a certain pattern or specific direction? If you’re in grades 10, 11 and 12, you could soon find out – and have a go at getting a robot to do your bidding.

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) School of Information Technology (IT) is co-hosting a six-day holiday camp from 1 July aimed at providing high-school pupils with an opportunity to experience the world of technology and coding first-hand, and to find out more about possible careers in the tech space.

The holiday camp is being run in collaboration with CodeSpace Academy, a tech academy that trains and equips students with the skills they need to excel in the global IT industry.

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BCS accreditation for School of IT
12 April, 2019

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) School of Information Technology (IT) has become one of only two institutions in Africa to boast British Computer Society (BCS) Chartered Institute for IT accreditation – for four of its degree programmes.

The degrees that were unconditionally accredited with an A1 recommendation are BSc(Hons) in computer science, BBusSc(Hons) in computer science, BCom(Hons) in information systems and BBusSc(Hons) in information systems.

Accredited degrees entitle students to apply for professional membership of the BCS. They also meet the evidence of breadth of knowledge in the assessment for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

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