Providing job readiness and tech skills development for unemployed graduates, with a 96% success rate in placement.

Join a CapaCiTi programme


CapaCiTi is CiTi’s skills development and job readiness programme. With over 96% success rate, it is widely acknowledged as one of the best tech skills development and job readiness programmes in South Africa.

The programme provides unemployed youth with coding and tech skills, psychological and mentoring support, corporate readiness training, as well as internship and permanent placement in compatible companies.

CapaCiTi is growing the pool of IT professionals equipped with in-demand digital skills through:

  • Training in market-relevant tech skills
  • Internship and Permanent Job placement programmes
  • Providing access to high quality, previously disadvantaged talent
  • Supporting companies in their efforts to improve diversity and BEE rating
  • Producing work-ready tech talent who integrate faster into the workplace and add value quickly
  • Supporting the development of our partner companies’ internal talent pipelines
  • Reducing the admin burden in sourcing skilled people by providing recruitment administration
  • Being agile in designing and delivering bespoke programmes according to company specifications

Learners trained


Learners placed in internships


Placed in a permanent position


Khayelitsha and surrounds

4 Year Programme

Junior Java training: Grade 1 -12 (year 1-3)

Post Matric in Advanced Java & 6 month work placement (year 4)

Vendor Certifications

Vendor programmes:




6 month certifications


Training delivered around metropoles

3 month online training

Training in:

Java, Python & C#

HTML, CSS & Javascript

Web dev in Django


PG Dip in Business and Systems Analysis (UCT)

PG Dip in Software Development (UWC)

Upskilling unemployed non-IT grads, NQF level 8 programmes

12 month training and internship


Junior staff development programme

Develop essential workplace skills & coaching.

HR & performance management support for SMMEs / employers

6 month duration

Aliens (Barclays Africa Group Limited/Absa) were able to make a difference in the lives of 10 ‘Younglings’ coming directly out of the CapaCiTi programme.CapaCiTi removed most of the admin from the internship and MICT SETA interactions, making it really simple to focus these school-leavers on technnology and software development during their 5-months internship.

It is amazing to see how these young and talented people blossomed and grew in confidence as technologists.

They went the extra mile to create their online code repositories, which should now help to wow future employers.

Alwyn van Wyk

Absa Aliens

The education I received prepared me extensively for my role as a Business Analyst. I liked the fact that our studies were not only focusing on the theoretical component but we had to apply what we learned in practical working environments through an internship. And for this reason, transitioning from being an intern to occupying the role of a Business Analyst was not difficult. 

My life was changed forever after I graduated and secured employment with a consulting company. Having worked on complex projects in a year, I am more excited about the future, my growth and career prospects.

Furthermore, the quality of education we received made me very confident in my abilities and provided me with all necessary skills I need in practicing my role. We were taught not only to be IS practitioners but to be the BEST practitioners.”

Zinhle Faith Mahlangu

BASA 2015

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