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PRESS RELEASE: SA ICT alive and well, but skills shortages threaten 4IR progress

South Africa’s ICT sector is on par with global counterparts, but skills shortages remain the biggest challenge in 2020, say IITPSA Board members South Africa’s ICT sector is highly innovative and entrepreneurial, presenting opportunities for significant job creation and export opportunities in the decade ahead.  However, the ICT brain drain and slow ICT skills development […]

IITPSA announces new SSIR Online School scholarship recipient

PRESS RELEASE: IITPSA announces new SSIR Online School scholarship recipient IITPSA has announced a new beneficiary of its SSIR Online School scholarship, which has covered the costs of the online Java Programming Course for learners in Grade 10, 11 and 12 since 2017. The scholarship has benefited a number of learners, with three girls now […]

SA ICT alive and well, but skills shortages threaten 4IR progress

PRESS RELEASE: SA ICT alive and well, but skills shortages threaten 4IR progress South Africa’s ICT sector is on par with global counterparts, but skills shortages remain the biggest challenge in 2020, say IITPSA Board members South Africa’s ICT sector is highly innovative and entrepreneurial, presenting opportunities for significant job creation and export opportunities in […]

IITPSA names IT Personality, Visionary CIO for 2019

The winners of the 2019 IITPSA President’s Awards have been named at the annual awards ceremony in Johannesburg. The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has named Geekulcha COO Tiyani Nghonyama as the IT Personality of the Year and Alexander Forbes Group CIO Sandra La Bella as the Visionary CIO for 2019. At […]

Fear, resistance and skills shortages threaten 4IR progress in SA

Fear, resistance and skills shortages threaten 4IR progress in SA The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) presents a wealth of opportunities for South Africa, but factors such as a lack of high end skills and widespread fear of job losses could hamper 4IR progress. This is according to leading ICT stakeholders and finalists in the 2019 […]

New skills needed in the 4IR

New skills needed in the 4IR ICT professionals will have to cultivate ethics, professionalism and a range of new skills to thrive in future, says IITPSA’s Moira de Roche Education and professional development will need to focus on new areas such as creativity and entrepreneurship in order to thrive in future, according to Moira de […]

The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 13 (TC13) on Human-Computer Interaction

The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 13 (TC13) on Human-Computer Interaction IITPSA is the South African Member of International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and has a representative on the General Assembly of IFIP as well as representatives on nine of the 13 active IFIP Technical Committees. Established in 1989, IFIP Technical […]

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, […]

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