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Wednesday, 27 January 2021
When data becomes a lifeline

UCT’s Dr Maria Rosa Lorini introduces the #Data4Women campaign that connects and empowers women facing gender-based violence.

Publication Date:
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 - 15:15
Applications for financial assistance now open

OPEN: Applications for financial assistance for South African and permanent resident (honours, masters & doctoral) students 

Publication Date:
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 14:30
Mask education project burgeons into creative remote teaching collaboration

What started out as a fieldwork project for 10 postgraduate computer science and information systems students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) burgeoned into a multifaceted, interdisciplinary, creative learning experience using remote teaching and design thinking.

Publication Date:
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 - 12:45
Another top spot win in the Entelect Challenge University Cup

UCT’s Enigmatic Bees of Anarchy took top honours again in the 2020 Entelect Challenge University Cup, after coming first in 2019 as well.

Publication Date:
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 - 17:00


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.