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CEO’s Communique – August / September 2018

As many may know, IITPSA is the South African country member of IFIP (the International Federation for Information Processing), which has IT member societies / institutes from over 40 countries on 5 continents. Our Institute is also a member of IFIP IP3 (the International Professional Practice Partnership) which accredited our Professional designation (PMIITPSA) in July […]

CEO’s Communique – July / August 2018

As the professional body for ICT in South Africa, each year IITPSA recognises those people who have recently excelled, in either our ICT profession and / or the ICT Industry, by means of our two long-standing, highly-prized awards, being the IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year.   In 2018, they are joined by […]

President’s Podium – July / August 2018

August is the month of celebration and acknowledging the phenomenal women in this country. Unfortunately, I write this piece with a heavy heart. A few days ago, I received news that Brenda Aynsley who was a past president of the Australian Computer Society passed away after a long battle with illness.     I want […]

IITPSA Welcomes four new Board Members, announces 2018/19 Office Bearers

  The Annual General Meeting of IITPSA (Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa) was held on Tuesday 24 July 2018 at the Protea Hotel Midrand.  As part of the AGM proceedings, Ulandi Exner, Dr. Chris Johl and Karel Matthee were re-elected as Non-Executive Directors of the Institute, and Carolynn Chalmers, Admire Gwanzura, Rimmon Kisten […]

Computer Applications Olympiad Winners 2018

Winter Winners with Big Data   The Computer Applications Olympiad tests technical ability with documents, spreadsheets and databases, as taught in the school subject CAT (Computer Applications Technology). The final four-hour round of the Olympiad required finalists to be creative with data by anticipating problems, spotting trends and imagining possible solutions. A massive data set […]

CEO’s Communique – June / July 2018

Celebrating 30 Years with IITPSA   We, as humans, tend to celebrate the achievements of significant milestones, and the endurance of relationships that stand the test of time. Those relationships may be personal,  as in the case of marriage, for example, or professional, as in the case of service with a company, or, even, membership […]

President’s Podium – June / July 2018

In last month’s newsletter I wrote about introducing programming as a compulsory subject in schools. We need to prepare our youth for careers that don’t exist yet. A few days after I wrote the piece, I came across an ITWeb article titled “It’s time to introduce coding in schools, says govt”. According to the deputy […]

President’s Podium – May / June 2018

This month we celebrate Youth day. On 16 June 1976 thousands of students gathered in Vilikazi Street in Soweto to protest the introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in schools. Unfortunately, the protest turned violent when the police opened fire on unarmed children and thousands of people were injured and many lost their […]

CEO’s Communique – May / June 2018

Our 60 year old Institute continues to grow and we are now an ICT professional community of more than 9 500 members. Regrettably, however, only a very small percentage of that number is actively engaged in the affairs and activities of the Institute. For us to be a vibrant, thriving community of practice, we need […]

2018 JCSE-IITPSA ICT Skills Survey

Are you an employer of ICT skills? Are you a practitioner of ICT skills? If you work in the information & communications technology field, from student to CIO, from hacker to enterprise architect, we need your help! No matter what industry or sector you manage, if you employ or contract with people who have ICT […]

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