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New talent approach sees corporate SA cutting IT backlog, developing skills at the same time
South Africa's shortage of critical skills has been well-publicised, leading to organisations turning to offshoring of talent to ensure that they are able to carry out their technology-driven projects. However, forward-thinking companies are now taking an innovative approach that sees them working with strategic, long-term partners to develop the scarce skills that suit their specific business requirements and their own tech stack, while also completely addressing their IT backlogs at the same time. 1 Mar 2023 Read more

The future is digital: Why an educated youth is key to unlocking South Africa's digital transformation
Digitisation and technology are widely regarded as having the potential to spur economic growth, with opportunities for youth in digital jobs a key consideration for their own career sprint. This is true, and spoken about often, but the truth is that unless all stakeholders act intentionally now, we'll still be having this conversation in many years' time instead of having made real progress. 27 Jan 2023 Read more

Investing in software development skills is a strategic imperative for all sectors
Rather than being concentrated in certain industries, coding is crucial across the economy. 21 Nov 2022 Read more

Education at the speed of tech: Why a paradigm shift is required to teach software development
Technology is evolving rapidly. It seems only fair to expect that the skills being taught to those entering the workplace also need to change and adapt. However, this is not the case with tertiary institutions like universities and technical colleges, which are still stuck in the traditional mindset of only focusing on transferring knowledge. What is needed is an environment in which aspirant software developers can get trained and move into a good career as quickly as possible. 5 Oct 2022 Read more

Funding your future: Tips to take you from matric to earning in your first professional role
As students and their parents look ahead to 2023, it is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Will you be able to study or work towards a qualification? What are the options? If you can, how much will it cost, and can you afford it? 19 Sep 2022 Read more

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