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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, 5 April 2020
IS graduates getting great jobs

A recent study in the United States shows that a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems increases the chance of getting a job significantly, along with higher starting salaries.

Publication Date:
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 - 08:00
Why all children must learn code

Coding is beneficial to children, irrespective of their career path later on in life.

Publication Date:
Fri, 10 Jan 2020 - 15:00
5 questions with Hafeni Mthoko

As a postdoctoral researcher in information systems, Dr Hafeni Mthoko aspires to go beyond the boundaries of her discipline to explore how information systems and technology can support the social sector. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 02 Dec 2019 - 14:45
Co-creating a locally relevant web

Dr Melissa Densmore’s research into bandwidth-constrained communities in and around Cape Town tackles difficult questions about what the internet should look like in Africa.

Publication Date:
Mon, 02 Dec 2019 - 14:45