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President’s Podium Oct – Nov 2018

  Importance of ethical behaviour in the practice of the ICT profession.   Growing up, I always thought knowing right from wrong was straight forward. I grew up in a household with strong values and it almost seems obvious to do what is right. But fast forward to 2018 and over the last few years […]

CEO’s Communiqué Oct – Nov 2018

  Each year, November is Awards month in the IITPSA calendar, and 2018 is no exception. What is really great this year, is that the Awards Programme includes two brand new awards – the Technology Excellence Award and the Social Responsibility / Community Award. Both of these awards allow for the recognition of teams, projects, […]

Finalists named in IITPSA President’s Awards 2018

  The Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA (IITPSA) has named the finalists for the 2018 President’s Awards, including the prestigious IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year Awards and two new awards – a Technology Excellence Award and a Social Responsibility/Community Award.   Now in their 40th year, the IITPSA President’s Awards recognise […]

CEO’s Communiqué – Sept / Oct 2018

  There is lot of focus on skills (or lack thereof) in the country right now – and justifiably so. In the world of ICT we know that many skills are in short supply, especially those for the ‘newer’ technologies, such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Data Science, to name only a few.   IITPSA […]

President’s Podium September / October 2018

  October is National Cyber Security Month. This initiative started in 2004 in the United States of America. The goal behind this initiative is to encourage vigilance and protection by all computer users. Cyber security awareness is very important to both companies and individuals because it is everyone’s responsibility to help protect the confidentiality, availability […]

INVITATION: IITPSA’s Annual President’s Awards Dinner

SECOND CODING GOLD for Cape Town learner

Only three learners in 34 years of the annual SA Programming Olympiad have earned the gold medal twice. At the Awards Dinner during the school holidays Taariq Mowzer became the third. In grade 11 at Fairbairn College in Cape Town, Mowzer (17) competed against nine other finalists from three provinces to claim the prestigious Standard […]

President’s Podium August / September 2018

  The nominations for the IITPSA President’s awards are closed and we now start the process of selecting the finalists. The list of finalists will be publicised, and the public will have an opportunity to select their preferred candidate.   There are 6 categories namely: IT Personality Award Visionary CIO Award Technology Excellence Award Social […]

Typhoon and Earthquakes Rock SA Team

  As if 20 hours in an aeroplane was not enough, the South African team at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in Japan faced a typhoon and two earthquakes.   The South African team consisted of Tian Cilliers (Stellenbosch High School), Ralph McDougall (Curro Durbanville) Taariq Mowzer (Fairbairn College)  and Emile Tredoux (Parklands College) […]

The SA Computer Olympiads need YOUR Help

Can you help us find a sponsor to run Olympiads?   The SA Computer Olympiad seeks expressions of interest to improve IT intake from schools in South Africa   Want more schools drawn to coding? Each year Olympiad volunteers build problem-solving contests.  Hundreds of teacher volunteers organise the more than 25,000 learners from grades 4 […]

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