Partnership and Alliances

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The Department’s academic programmes at undergraduate exit levels (3rd Year) have a practical component. This involves teams engaging with industry and developing industry projects that are of practical relevance and value. The academic requirements for 2013 were that the industry projects had to include appropriate interfaces for administrator class users and normal class users, a mobile application and the use of Near Field Communication (NFC). The winning team developed a solution for the “The Woods” paintball centre for general sales and player administration. Through the use of touch devices, mobile apps and NFC, management and customers can quickly, accurately and intuitively access information, make sales and accurately score games.

Another valuable partnership is CoachLab that saw 15 of our postgraduate students in this partnership. This is a 9-month leadership development programme, which aims to instil the principles of value-added innovation and entrepreneurship in all participants through mentorship by the project sponsors. This is a leadership development programme that effectively bridges the gap that exists between the academic and business milieu. Students are developed into ICT leaders, as they participate in stimulating action-learning projects where they are given real challenges within the actual workplace, while being encouraged to apply innovative thinking to deliver solutions that truly add value. This year our students developed a mortuary management system that will replace the current manual system being used by Gauteng Forensic Pathology Service.

Our Partners

IBM Partnership
The Applied Information Systems Department is now in partnership with IBM. The current focus is on optional certification that is offered to our students in DB2 with potential to expand to other areas such Cloud Computing, and Cognos.

Project Management South Africa (PMSA)
The Department is a Registered Education and Training Provider (RETP) and offers IT Project Management as part of its curricular as well as extracurricular courses.

Project Management Institute (PMI)
The Department is a Registered Education Provider (REP) and offers IT Project Management as part of its curricular as well as extracurricular courses.

ACUTECH Business Solutions
ACUTECH and the Department of Applied Information Systems are co-operating to supply project management training and related services.

The Applied Information Systems Department is now in partnership with Innovation Hub’s Coachlab.

Floop is a company that specialises in the development of mobile application software solutions (apps) for businesses across all industries in South Africa and beyond. Our custom mobile app development team are based in Fourways, Johannesburg. We focus on delivering tools to make life easier, more mobile and to help customers do what they have always done – just more efficiently. ​


The annual Prize Giving event recognises outstanding students in the School was held on 20 April 2022. Each student was awarded an amount of R3000. Each of the companies below, sponsored one student.


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Students who received these awards:









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