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IITPSA: Operational Continuity during lockdown
On 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the escalation of measures that had been implemented 9 days earlier in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by declaring a nationwide lockdown to take effect from 26 March 2020. Of course, this is not unique to South Africa and the entire world is following the path of taking exceptional action to combat the exceptional threat. IITPSA fully supports the actions announced by the State President. As we move into what promises to be one of the toughest periods in our history, your membership of the Institute is an important link to the network of ICT professionals that enables us to share ideas and identify solutions to the problems of managing this pandemic and its aftermath. IITPSA will continue to work in the interests of its members as a virtual organisation, effective 27 March 2020. Read more….
Did you know that the professional designation of the Institute – PMIITPSA (Professional Member of IITPSA) is registered by SAQA on the National Qualifications Framework? Did you know that all Professional Members commit to an ongoing programme of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for the rest of their professional careers?
Did you know that, if you are an IITPSA Full Member in good standing with:
Two or more years continuous IITPSA membership
A three-year ICT related degree (or equivalent)
More than Eight year’s relevant ICT experience
You may meet the requirements to be awarded the grade and designation of Professional Member?
IMPORTANT NOTICE – IITPSA: We will be operating virtually during lockdown
IITPSA will continue to work in the interests of its members as a virtual organisation, effective 27 March 2020. Our staff are equipped to work from home and will carry out such tasks as are feasible in this mode. Please note, however, that IITPSA is not able to distribute documents to members and applicants until such time as we are able to have the office reopened (at this stage estimated to be at Level 2, or even Level 1 Lockdown) and when couriers are permitted to deliver such documents as per government regulations. A digital badge (PrivySeal) is available to all registered IITPSA members in good standing which will electronically confirm their membership status with IITPSA.
All our email addresses remain in use, and we have set up a new contact number 087 655 1679 that will enable you to be connected to the appropriate staff member, during normal working hours. You can also find this and other information on our website (www.iitpsa.org.za), together with the latest news of our virtual events.
IITPSA Office Relocation
We are pleased to announce that, to cater for changing business conditions and the growth of the Institute, we will be moving to a new office location from the beginning of May 2020 (or as soon thereafter as SA lockdown conditions allow).
We will continue to provide the same friendly membership services at our new address at Unit 4, Probuild Commercial Park, James Crescent, Midrand, which will also allow us to offer additional ‘products’ and services as we move forward and beyond the current worldwide crisis. Our phone number is 087 655 1679 (or +27 87 655 1679) if calling from outside of South Africa).
In the interests of staff and member safety, please note that, once lockdown is lifted and we have moved into our new offices, we will continue to limit collections from the IITPSA office to registered couriers only and all documents will be couriered until further notice.
- Behaving in a professional manner and abiding by the codes of conduct and practice of the Institute.
- Continuing to develop oneself through the life-long learning (LLL) and continuing professional development (CPD) programmes.
- Participating in the affairs of the Institute and contributing to the growth and sharing of knowledge and expertise.
- Helping to mentor and guide young people either entering, or already in the profession.
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