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Solar power may heal SA woes

China has solar power plants that cumulatively produce more than four times our total electricity needs. As a South African, looking at statistics like this, it is difficult not to feel that something...

A new model for learning

I was frustrated with my students. Day after day I gave them homework assignments to do, and with predictable consistency they returned the next day with the work either incomplete or not even attempt...

Sharing a Vision – Our Partners (2) TIC-AI

    At our recent workshop at the Valley Trust, we were honored to be joined by 2 very special guests, Iman Malaka, CEO of Tic-It Telecoms, and Thapelo Nthite, Co Founder of Tic-Ai, who took...

Hate slipping through the social media cracks

  “Social media is the new way of bragging for those who commit crimes to gain a sense of self-power or self-importance. The audience is larger now and, perhaps, more seductive to those who are c...

Computers connected to our brains

  “There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence...

Sharing a Vision – Our Partners (1) The Valley Trust

  Established in 1953, The Valley Trust in Botha’s Hill, aims to uplift the Valley of a Thousand Hills community, by eradicating poverty and improving the overall quality of the lives of th...

Student of the Month

IT varsity promotes a culture of learning that not only values academic success but elevates and celebrates students who prove they value education by showing academic responsibility, curiosity and ar...

Should tech companies share their technology with militaries?

Technology has always played a role in warfare, and tech companies can earn a fortune by selling tech to the military. But employees of many tech companies are unhappy about their tech being weaponize...

Rise of the megacities

The year was 1400 BC, and the city of Thebes was the capital and crown jewel of the New Kingdom of the Egyptian empire. Located on the banks of the Nile river, 800km south of the Nile Delta, it was a ...

#Throwback – IT varsity scoops Top Prize at the 2015 IBM Youth Innovation Challenge

Director of IT varsity Maseehullah Kathrada was awarded the top prize by IBM’s judges at the 2015 IBM Youth Innovation Challenge which was held at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban from the 25...