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Sunday, 17 October 2021
Data science bootcamp gives UCT students a boost

Eight UCT students participated in a pilot Data Science Bootcamp arranged by Absa’s Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) Division from August to September 2020.

Publication Date:
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 - 16:00
Computer Science promotion news

The Department of Computer Science is delighted to announce the promotion of Melissa Densmore to associate professor.

Publication Date:
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 13:15
Has South Africa’s COVID Alert contact tracing app been zero-rated?

Research ICT Africa, and the School of IT's David Johnson, test the COVID Alert contact tracing app.

Publication Date:
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 - 10:45
‘We need to realign computer science with societal needs’

Computer science involves numerous fast-evolving fields, such as algorithm and software design, making it difficult for computer scientists to keep up with developments. But computer science is faced with another more pressing reality: it is overwhelmingly motivated by profit and does not focus nearly enough on human and values-driven innovation.

Publication Date:
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 - 10:30


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.