The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa ’s (IITPSA) Annual President’s Awards event is a major highlight of the year for many in the industry, combining prestigious long standing awards (since 1979) with unparalleled networking opportunities. It is an event that highlights the talent and commitment of individuals within the ICT industry. Nominees include a number of prominent people in various spheres of the ICT industry in South Africa.

IITPSA, in partnership with leading ICT media publications and other prestigious award partners, presents the following awards:
IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year
awards-stock-photoThe IT Personality of the Year Award, is presented by the IITPSA in association with ITWeb and the Gordon Institute of Business Science. It recognises a person who has made an outstanding impact on the SA ICT industry over the past year and a significant contribution to the IT profession.

The Visionary CIO of the Year Award, also presented by the IITPSA in association with ITWeb and the Gordon Institute of Business Science, recognises a personality on the other side of the IT vendor and service provider sector – an executive in the corporate IT environment who has demonstrated visionary leadership in applying technology to grow and transform business.
Technology Excellence, Social Responsibility / Community and Dynamism in ICT Youth Awards

These two awards, launched in 2018, are also presented by IITPSA in association with ITWeb and the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

The Technology Excellence Award, recognises a person or team who has made exceptional / innovative use of information technology, or has designed an innovative new technology for an organisation and has exhibited technological excellence that has delivered measurable benefit for business and / or the SA economy.

The Social Responsibility / Community Award, recognises a person, team or project delivering the benefits of IT on a not-for-profit basis into the community / or bringing the community into the IT space (addressing the digital divide).


The Dynamism in ICT Youth Award (Note: This is a Youth Award, specifically for people under the age of 25 years)

  • A person who has demonstrated exceptional potential or achievement in ICT over the past 2 – 5 years. (Judges may request supporting evidence in respect of your nomination)
  • A person who has demonstrated dynamism in ICT and exhibited the characteristics of a positive and inspirational role model for young people in, or seeking to enter, the ICT profession
Award Partners
The Distinguished Service in ICT Award is awarded jointly by EngineerIT and the IITPSA and recognises a significant, career length contribution to the ICT profession and / or the ICT Industry.
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Distinguished Service
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Fellowship of the Institute Award, given in recognition of an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the institute or the profession as a whole.