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Software testers ‘need to own their power’

Software testers ‘need to own their power’ Software testers, once seen as being below developers in the software hierarchy, are crucial in every stage of the software development lifecycle, and need to be more assertive throughout the development process. This emerged during an Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) special interest group in […]

CIOs the catalysts of change for a digital world

CIOs the catalysts of change for a digital world CIOs have a crucial and multi-faceted role to play in helping their organisations transform for the digital age. This is according to Sandra La Bella, winner of the Visionary CIO title at the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) Presidents Awards 2019, and Executive […]

Two South Africans awarded IFIP Fellowship status

South African Professors Judith Bishop and Paula Kotzé have been bestowed the prestigious International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Fellow Award at the recent IFIP General Assembly. IFIP is an international body in the field of IT, and the Institute for Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) is the South Africa country member of IFIP. […]

Skills Summit 2020: Following a Sustainable Process of Design and Construction

Skills Summit 2020: Following a Sustainable Process of Design and Construction Adrian Schofield, programme and production consultant at the IITPSA addressed delegates at the Skills Summit last month. How can you build a house by starting with the roof and the upstairs rooms? Surely, you must start with the foundations, doing the hard work of […]

Due to popular request, the deadline has been extended to 8 November at 17h00

Nominate your candidates for the IITPSA’s Presidents Awards 2020 Due to popular request, the deadline for nomination entries has been extended to 8 November at 17h00 The IITPSA President’s awards, presented in partnership with leading ICT media publications and other awards partners, have recognised the South African IT industry’s leading lights for over 40 years. […]

IITPSA’s Senele Goba accepted into U.S. TechWomen programme

IITPSA’s Senele Goba accepted into U.S. TechWomen programme SA ICT entrepreneur and educator to participate in international development initiativeSenele Goba, Director of 4IR Innovations, founder of Ososayensi Education Advancement NPO and non-Executive Director of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), has been awarded a place in a U.S. State Department TechWomen programme for […]

Celebrating excellence in adversity: 2020 IITPSA President’s Awards to go ahead!

Celebrating excellence in adversity: 2020 IITPSA President’s Awards to go ahead! Nominations now open for SA’s top IT Personality, Visionary CIO and other awards The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has announced that the prestigious annual IITPSA President’s Awards will go ahead this year, despite restrictions on gatherings and face to face […]

Pandemic highlights SA’s digital divide’

Pandemic highlights SA’s digital divide’ The lockdown proved to be an eye-opener in terms of how far South Africa must still go to overcome the digital divide, and bring millions of citizens into the digital economy. This is according to speakers at a webinar endorsed by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) […]

ICT, innovation the heroes in pandemic fight

ICT, innovation the heroes in pandemic fight Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) have been the foundation and the ‘glue’ behind the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, and will continue to underpin emergency health response in future. This is according to Professor Darelle van Greunen of the Nelson Mandela University Centre for Community Technologies (CCT), who […]

Celebrating excellence in adversity: 2020 IITPSA President’s Awards to go ahead!

Celebrating excellence in adversity: 2020 IITPSA President’s Awards to go ahead! Nominations now open for SA’s top IT Personality, Visionary CIO and other awards The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has announced that the prestigious annual IITPSA President’s Awards will go ahead this year, despite restrictions on gatherings and face to face […]

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