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Find out how our students came to study information technology, what they plan to do with it. Click on the links below to read about students pursuing our different courses:

BA Informatics | Honours | Masters | PhD

BA INFORMATICS

Jessica Barraclough

Jessica Barraclough signed up for Information Systems as part of her Bachelor of Arts degree through the Centre for Film and Media Studies, and studied databases, how information systems are designed and developed, and how to code.

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HONOURS

Lehlohonolo Kganakga

Lehlohonolo Kganakga is on his second honour’s degree: studying on a part-time basis, while working full-time.

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Tshiamo

After a BSC in computer science and business computing, Tshiamo Motsoane decided to do her honour’s degree in Information Systems as she enjoys the role information technology plays in business as a whole.

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Naisha

The honours year has been a good one for Nasiha Ally: she was part of the team that won the national hackathon and she has already found a job, starting just a week after her last exam.

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Ryan

The IS honour’s programme has given Ryan Tripod a much wider range of skills than he expected. After graduating from CTI with a BSc in Information Technology, where he received a solid technical training, his year at UCT has taught Ryan that IT is about much more than just programming code.

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Tokollo

Self-proclaimed people person Tokollo Noko defies the stereotype of an IT geek seated in front of a steaming computer all day. She would much rather be interacting with people and finding out how IT systems can help them.

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MASTERS

Courtney Pitcher

A master’s in computer science by thesis is one way to work through any self-motivation issues you may have, Courtney Pitcher discovered.

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Michael Harrison

MASTERS BY DISSERTATION: Although he enjoyed IT at school, Michael Harrison never thought he would be studying towards a master’s degree in computer science, but he found the allure of artificial intelligence hard to resist.

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Wiebke

MASTERS BY DISSERTATION: An unusual and convoluted route led Wiebke Toussaint to study information technology. As an engineering graduate, she discovered she needed to code in order to do the work that interested her, so she decided to pursue a research master’s degree in computer science.

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Michael

MIT: Community Informatics Practitioner Michael Graaf is very clear about why he decided to pursue a master’s in information technology: IT can transform the work civil society does for the greater good.

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Alberto

MIT: Lifelong learning is important to Alberto Tagliaro, who as a mature student, is pursuing a Master’s in Information Technology through the Department of Computer Science.

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PhD

Samuel Mabakane

Determined to make the most of every opportunity, Samuel Mabakane has earned his doctorate, while working full-time at the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC).

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Godwin Dzvapatsva

With a background in both information technology and education, Godwin Dzvapatsva is interested in how technology can be used to help students.

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Carl Jacobs

After beginning his academic career in civil engineering, Carl Jacobs decided to move across to Information Systems, as he became more interested in how technology and social systems interact.

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