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Friday, 28 January 2022
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
The best and worst gig jobs in South Africa

The Fairwork Project has launched its third round of yearly ratings for digital platforms in South Africa, highlighting the precarious nature of work in the gig economy.

Publication Date:
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 - 16:15
Fairwork South Africa 2021 Ratings

On behalf of the Fairwork project at the University of Oxford and the University of Cape Town, the School of IT would like to invite you to the live launch of the third round of Fairwork ratings for South Africa.

Publication Date:
Sun, 04 Jul 2021 - 11:30
Applications for Postgraduate Studies in Information Systems for 2022

The Department of Information Systems offers well established and intellectually challenging postgraduate programmes in Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) at all levels for full-time and part-time students.

Publication Date:
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 - 16:30


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.