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Eastern Cape IT Experts Honoured by IT Professionals Organisation

Ten Eastern Cape IT professionals, students, teachers and scholars were honoured for their achievements at a well-attended gala awards dinner, organised by the Eastern Cape Chapter of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (the IITPSA) and held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday 23 May 2018. – – The […]

President’s Podium Apr / May 2018

Over the last couple of months, I have been receiving numerous e-newsletters and articles about GDPR. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on the 25th of May. Organisations are required to place a much stricter focus on data protection.   So how does this compare to our very own […]

CEO’s Communique – Apr / May 2018

    As a valued member of our professional body, I wonder how often the concepts of ethical behaviour and integrity cross your mind, especially as we live in a country, and on a continent, where many others don’t seem to have much care for them at all? Corruption is rife, “State Capture” the topic […]

President’s Podium – March / April 2018

I love the fact that we live in an era where self-service is becoming the norm. Flying to Cape Town? No problem. You can check in online and print your own boarding pass. Want to draw some cash on a Sunday afternoon? Just head off to the ATM down the road. Need to reset the […]


  Meet James Selby. He was a DJ while still at school, and the only learner in South Africa to get 100% in the one-hour Applications Olympiad first round in 2016. James went on to achieve a silver medal in the finals.   James Selby receiving his silver medal from Barbara Mallinson, CEO of Obami   […]

President’s Podium – Feb / March 2018

Continuing Professional Development, or CPD for short, refers to the ongoing formal or informal training required in order to maintain a specific qualification or designation. One might argue that you have spent thousands of Rands and a number of years in studying for your chosen profession – why, then, is Continuing Professional Development even necessary? […]

Call for Nominations – IITPSA Eastern Cape Regional IT Awards 2018

Overview The Eastern Cape Chapter of the IITPSA Regional IT Awards recognise persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the Eastern Cape IT Industry and or a significant contribution to the IT profession over the past year.          The Awards CIO and / or IT Personality of the Year An IT […]

President’s Podium December 2017

  The last few months have flown by as a result of the preparations for the IITPSA President’s Awards and 60th Anniversary Banquet.   After months of planning the big day had arrived and on 8 November 2017 we honoured various individuals within the ICT industry who have made significant contributions and who we consider […]

Altron, Huawei announce sponsorship of IITPSA President’s Awards and 60th anniversary banquet

Leading JSE-listed ICT group, Altron, has been announced as the platinum sponsor and global group Huawei as the silver sponsor of the 2017 Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) President’s Awards and 60th anniversary banquet. – IITPSA, marking its diamond anniversary in 2017, will host a gala banquet in Johannesburg next month to celebrate South […]

IITPSA Announces Finalists for SA’s IT Personality and Visionary CIO awards

New breed of IT innovators among IT Personality Award finalists   Entrepreneurs and innovators dominate this year’s finalists’ list for the annual SA IT Personality and Visionary CIO awards – The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has announced the finalists for this year’s prestigious IT Personality of the Year Award and Visionary […]

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