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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.


Monday, 21 January 2019
Startup co-founded by UCT graduate secures USD 1.85 million in funding

WhereIsMyTransport, a technology startup that has its roots in a UCT thesis, has secured funding of USD 1.85 million to expand its digital mapping of formal and informally run public transport networks into new emerging markets.

Publication Date:
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 - 10:30
Team of UCT graduates win Google’s Social Impact Challenge

A team of three UCT graduates, who met during their Information Systems studies, has been named as one of the winners of Google’s first Impact Challenge for South Africa, earning them US$250 000 in funding for their career guidance technology.

Publication Date:
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 - 16:30
Two newly B-rated professors in the CS department

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce three new NRF ratings for staff: two B and one C.

Publication Date:
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 - 13:15
UCT master’s student in Silicon Valley

As one of five South African emerging leaders on the TechWomen programme, an initiative of the United States Department of States’ Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, University of Cape Town (UCT) master’s student Wiebke Toussaint was invited to visit Silicon Valley, the tech mecca of the world.

Publication Date:
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 - 14:00