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Oct 7, 2020

University of WCape gets R11m data science boost

The varsity enters a multimillion-rand partnership with Imvelo Ventures to empower a new generation of leaders who will transform the business world.


Government sets ambitious data science skills target

The ministry of communications and digital technologies reveals it’s targeting to train 50 000 data scientists as part of the second cohort of its skills development initiative.

Sep 15, 2020

The science of data in digital commerce

Data science and AI have been the driving force behind the proliferation of digital commerce.

Jul 13, 2020

Nedbank bolsters data strategy with data science interns

The big-four bank puts data and analytics front and centre of its business strategy, committing to regularly upskill and employ data scientists.

Jun 8, 2020

Deviare, Simplilearn to help reduce SA's digital skills dearth

The skills development companies collaborate to reskill and upskill South Africa’s corporate employees and youth in digital skills.


Stellenbosch University opens African data science academy

The African Data Science Academy looks to facilitate human capacity-building in data science and computational thinking in Africa and abroad.

Apr 29, 2020

Teens in AI hack joins fight against coronavirus

A global hackathon involving youth in the fight against COVID-19 is hosted by Teens in AI this week.

Apr 22, 2020

Data science sees ‘gold rush’ to create COVID-19 breakthroughs

The use of data science becomes more critical, as local research scientists embark on gargantuan efforts to help combat the elusive coronavirus.

Apr 6, 2020

How data can help fight COVID-19

Technology, artificial intelligence and data science have become critical to helping humanity effectively deal with the coronavirus outbreak.


The philosophical data scientist

Wits University's Dr Helen Robertson looks at how philosophy, ethics and machine learning are coming together.

Dec 17, 2019

10 best-read columns of 2019

The Huawei/Google Android saga tops the list, but opinions on the 5th industrial revolution, security and data science also piqued our readers' interest.

Nov 8, 2019

The current state of data

We have yet to see an increase in the synergy and co-operation between data science and IT.

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