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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.


Friday, 10 July 2020
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
Reasoning about the behavior of AI systems

The South African Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) kindly invites you to a public lecture by Adnan Darwiche from the University of California on Reasoning about the behavior of AI systems. The lecture will take place on Monday, 9 December 2019 at 18:00 in Snape TS3B, Snape Building, University of Cape Town, Upper Campus.

Publication Date:
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 - 09:00
IS students tackle the logistics of disaster management

This year’s winning team of the ViaData Shield developed a system to tackle some of the challenges faced by a local disaster management organisation.

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 - 15:45