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Schooling high school learners in coding, robotics
23 August, 2019

A winter school holiday coding and robotics camp for high school learners proved so successful that the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) School of Information Technology (IT), together with software training institute CodeSpace, will run two more in December.

The initial one-week intensive programme, dubbed #RoboCampCT, attracted 65 grade 10 and 11 learners keen to boost their technology skills and prepare themselves for more advanced coding courses, including web development and robotics.


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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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