Applied Research

JCSE’s Applied Research Unit carries out research projects related to the status, growth and development of the African Digital Economy.  Over the past 10 years the Unit has carried out an annual Skills Survey and has undertaken bespoke research projects covering topics such as cloud computing, SMME values chains in the ICT sector, the history of the Internet in SA, and others.  Research is carried out in partnership with other Wits University departments and centres and with external institutions.

2018 JCSE-IITPSA ICT Skills Survey

The 2018 JCSE-IITPSA ICT Skills Survey report was released on 16 October 2018. This 9th edition of the report was compiled in full partnership with the IITPSA (Institute of Information Technology Practitioners South Africa). To obtain a copy, please send your request to or

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