eSkills Institute offers workshop on Case Study Methodology in Cape Town

5 days left to register for a training workshop on the Case Study Methodology in Strand, Cape Town, organized by the e-Skilla Institute in collaboration with the Informing Science Institute.

             Case studies provide practical knowledge as opposed to theoretical knowledge.

             Case studies are less restrictive than other methods.

             Case studies apply to real human situations.

The Institute responsible for e-skills human resource capacity development is hosting a 4 day training workshop on the Case Study Methodology in Strand, Cape Town, from 21-24 January 2014. This is in collaboration with the Informing Science Institute.

The workshop will lay the framework to develop work-based case studies for policy development, implementation, evaluation, teaching, research and publication.


Who should go?

The Institute is calling for expressions of interest from senior managers in government, business, education and civil society.


When and where?

21-24 January 2014 in Strand, Cape Town.



Interested parties should apply by clicking on and completing the registration process. They need to:

•             Outline their current position

•             Current responsibilities

•             Scope a potential ‘real life’ case study that can be applied in a work-based or community setting


Places are limited. Acceptance will be based on the alignment of the proposed case study to capacity building for an emerging socio-economic environment increasingly impacted by modern ICT.


What does it cost?

Costs have been kept to a minimum of R2 800 for a 4 day course. Accommodation to be arranged by delegates. (Find payment details and a list of possible accommodation on


Why you should learn more about case study methodology?

1. It is a practical and highly relevant means of assessing complex real-life situations and developing growth strategies.


2. It has great relevance in helping South Africa maximise the benefits that ICT brings to business, education and service delivery. This can assist in delivering on the National Development Plan.


3. It is an internationally acclaimed approach to research:

•             It forms the cornerstone of much of the postgraduate research at Harvard and other high profile international universities.

•             It attracts strong interest and support from business and government service delivery


Who is the lead facilitator?

Dr Grandon Gill, a Professor in the Information and Decision Sciences, College of Business, Department at the University of South Florida, USA, is the leading figure in case study methodology. He has conducted numerous high-level training courses, including with the United Nations and governments in Germany and Vietnam.


On the Institute

The Institute responsible for e-skills human resource capacity development was established by the Department of Communications to address the serious issues of capacity development for successfully appropriating modern ICT to deal with inequity, improved service delivery, local business development, health, safety and social cohesion.



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