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Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Promoting IS

The School of IT is pleased to announce two promotions: Adheesh Budree to associate professor and Gwamaka Mwalemba to senior lecturer.

Publication Date:
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 - 13:45
SAICSIT honours Prof Brown

The South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT) has awarded the Pioneer Award to the School of IT’s Professor Irwin Brown in recognition of his pioneering work in promoting Information Systems as an academic discipline in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 - 10:45
UCT-built app to support babies in need of breast milk

What began with a University of Cape Town (UCT) lecturer donating her breast milk to Milk Matters has resulted in a lasting relationship that has seen UCT students conducting research on and for the milk bank, as well as the development and upgrade of an app.

Publication Date:
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 13:15
Helping parents and their babies through the first 1 000 days

The first 1 000 days of being a parent and of your baby’s life can be overwhelming. There’s a lot to adjust to, particularly transitioning from pregnancy to birth and then to childcare. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 - 13:00


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.