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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.


Sunday, 20 October 2019
IS winning team donates prize money to help women and children

Every year, the Dept of Information Systems runs a competition as part of the final-year INF3012S course, and this year the winning team donated the prize money of R10 000 to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children.

Publication Date:
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 - 15:00
Meeting the growing demand for data scientists

The demand for data scientists has never been greater, but how does one become a “data scientist” and what is this new career all about?

Publication Date:
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 - 20:30
AI conference to come to Cape Town

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR)  is to host the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in Cape Town in 2023 - the first time this prestigious conference will be held in Africa.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 - 16:15
Learning for the future

High school learners were given a chance to tackle coding and robotics during the July school holiday in a one-week intensive programme run jointly by CodeSpace and UCT’s School of Information Technology (SIT).

Publication Date:
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 - 16:00