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IITPSA announces 2019 President’s Awards shortlist

PRESS RELEASE: IITPSA announces 2019 President’s Awards shortlist Top veterans, change makers and innovators in 2019 awards finalists The Institute for Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has announced the finalists for the 2019 IITPSA President’s Awards, revealing a field of top veterans and innovators in the running for the ICT sector’s most coveted awards. […]

Western Cape shines in South African Programming Olympiad

Western Cape shines in South African Programming Olympiad While Johannesburg’s Andi Qu was the overall winner of the 2019 Programming Olympiad, eight of this year’s top 10 learners were from the Western Cape. Andi Qu, a grade 11 learner at St John’s College, Johannesburg, has won the Standard Bank Trophy at the 2019 national Programming […]

A women’s day breakfast with an extra sprinkle of happiness

A women’s day breakfast with an extra sprinkle of happiness. The IITPSA EC Chapter and the Nelson Mandela University School of ICT hosted the 2nd Annual Women in IT Networking Breakfast on 14 August 2019, at Savages Fine Dining, with Professor Margaret Cullen as a guest speaker. The attendees included women in the IT industry, […]

High demand and high salaries, but SA still can’t fill ICT skills gaps

High demand and high salaries, but SA still can’t fill ICT skills gaps South Africa’s specialised ICT skills gap persists, despite competitive salaries and efforts to build a skills pipeline, according to speakers at the Digital Skills Summit, co-hosted by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) at Leaderex 2019 in Sandton. IITPSA’s […]

IITPSA introduces professional CIO recognition to SA

PRESS RELEASE: IITPSA introduces professional CIO recognition to SA Professional CIO (Pr.CIOTM) now a professional designation in SA – first leading CIOs awarded accreditation The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has introduced a Professional Chief Information Officer (CIO) designation for South African ICT professionals meeting the required levels of academic achievement and […]

IITPSA opens nominations for annual President’s Awards

IITPSA opens nominations for annual President’s Awards Nominate candidates for SA’s most prestigious ICT industry awards The Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA (IITPSA) has called for nominations for this year’s prestigious IITPSA President’s Awards, which include the IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the year accolades. The IITPSA awards, presented this year in partnership […]

Professional practice or professional exclusion?

Professional practice or professional exclusion? An article in Punch (www.punchng.com) under the banner, “Has the definition of Computer Professional changed?” sparked some thoughts along the lines of, “The more things change, the more they stay the same”. Ever since some men and women acquired skills that others did not possess, they have been caught in […]

ICT employers and professionals invited to have their say in 2019 Skills Survey

Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) in partnership with the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), are calling on ICT employers and practitioners to participate in a survey of skills trends in the South African ICT sector.    The tenth edition of the survey aims to gain a clear understanding of […]

Top learners show next-generation skills using Applications software

Top learners show next-generation skills using Applications software Twelve grade 11 and 12 learners from across South Africa have emerged as the country’s best CAT learners in the 10th annual Applications Olympiad, sponsored by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals of South Africa (IITPSA). The learners were the top achievers from a field of 5530 […]

IITPSA awards a University of Pretoria all-girls B Com Informatics project team

A team of final year BCom Informatics students at the University of Pretoria has won a Women in IT award sponsored by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) for an outstanding final year project. The new IITPSA Women in IT award is intended to boost the profile of IT as a career […]

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