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Wednesday, 1 December 2021
School of IT awarded research grant by IDRC

“Towards Gender Justice in STEM Research in Africa” has received funding for three years from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of the Government of Canada for ZAR 13 million.

Publication Date:
Wed, 24 Nov 2021 - 14:45
SIT Showcase 2021

The annual University of Cape Town (UCT) School of IT Showcase will take place virtually on Wednesday, 3rd November 2021. The event will take place between 16h00 and 18h00 (UTC+2) at showcase.sit.uct.ac.za.

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 - 15:00
Award for world-first textbook on ontological engineering

Associate Professor Maria Keet of the Department of Computer Science has won the UCT's Open Textbook Award for her “exemplary resource”, An Introduction to Ontology Engineering. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 14:15
Fairwork report highlights precarity of work in the gig economy

Fairwork, a collaborative project involving the University of Cape Town (UCT), released its third report on work in the gig economy in South Africa on 8 July 2021. The report presents a set of scores that evaluates gig economy platforms such as Uber, SweepSouth and Mr D Food against a set of fair work standards. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 18:15

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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.

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