August was a busy month for the IITPSA as a whole, with our AGM, the wrapping up of the President’s Awards nominations, several webinars, and a special Women’s Month event in the Eastern Cape.

In particular, we were delighted to be in a position to again send a four-member team to compete in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), thanks to the support of our sponsor Jane Street. The IOI – staged in Hungary this year – is regarded as one of the most prestigious programming events for students in the world. In addition to a chance to travel, it oers participants programming experience as well as cultural and social programmes. As such, we see this as an important educational and personal development opportunity for our young people.

We could not oer this opportunity without the help of our sponsors, and we call on businesses willing to help us to extend this chance to more young people to get in touch with us.

In this – my last column as President of the IITPSA, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow IITPSA board members, colleagues and members for their support and friendship during my tenure. My thanks and congratulations to Senele Goba, who takes on the role of President. I have every condence that Senele’s capable guidance will help the IITPSA to evolve and grow.

Admire Gwanzura