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Sunday, 9 May 2021
IS student’s essay chosen by the St. Gallen Symposium

One of the School of IT’s Information Systems Masters students, Lina Lukusa, has had her essay selected for the St. Gallen Global Essay Competition and been chosen as a Leader of Tomorrow. The 2021 theme is: “A Matter of Trust: How can Trust be Rebuild When It’s Lost?”

Publication Date:
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 - 20:15
SMMEs in sub-Saharan Africa hit hard by cybercrimes

Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in sub-Saharan Africa have faced a range of cybersecurity issues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with scaling digital capacity exposing SMMEs to threats like ransomware, phishing and supply chain attacks. A recent cybersecurity webinar hosted by the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) shared some insights.

Publication Date:
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 13:45
‘Graduation would have meant a mission accomplished’

Just three months before graduation season was due to begin, the University of Cape Town (UCT) community received an In Remembrance notice with devastating news: 42-year-old Mike Abia, who was studying towards a PhD in information systems, had passed away after being ill for some time.

Publication Date:
Fri, 11 Dec 2020 - 17:00
‘This one’s for you, dad’

Millicent Agangiba was four years old when she was diagnosed with polio – this altered the trajectory of her life. She underwent years of medical treatment, and while her condition improved significantly, her mobility remained a challenge.

Publication Date:
Thu, 10 Dec 2020 - 17:00

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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.

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