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In 2018, UCT launched the new School of Information Technology in response to the growing needs of the South African and global tech industry, and the increasing demand for university qualifications in the sector.

The 4th revolution is on the horizon and developments such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analysis and Cloud Computing are resulting in technologies becoming part of our daily lives. The Internet is around us all the time with the watches we wear, the phones we use and the way we communicate.

The School of Information Technology at UCT leverages the excellent research and teaching of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Systems to create a new pool of talent, transforming the IT sector and responding to the national agenda for ICT.


Thursday, 9 July 2020
Gig workers among the most vulnerable in SA’s COVID-19 crisis

A recently released report shows that those working in South Africa’s gig economy are falling through the cracks of government and private sector responses to COVID-19. Researchers on the Fairwork project have highlighted how these workers are unable to access the same government assistance as other workers.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 May 2020 - 11:00
A whale of a time at UCT

Despite missing his graduation due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Alistair Haddow celebrated the completion of his degree in Information  Systems with his new innovation, a business product called Data Whale.

Publication Date:
Wed, 22 Apr 2020 - 15:30
Congratulations to a distinguished student

Willie Nganga Macharia’s graduation, which was set for 25 March 2020, has been delayed due to the Corvid-19 outbreak but there is still much to celebrate.

Publication Date:
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 - 13:45
Calls for fair pay and fair conditions in the gig economy

The Fairwork Project highlights the precarious nature of work in the South African gig economy and underlines the risks faced by gig workers in light of COVID-19.

Publication Date:
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 - 11:30