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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can we wait for Miracles – Piet Opperman – October 2017 newsletter piece

    I first become aware of the possibility of a career in computers in late 1965. I was being interviewed for a bursary at Iscor — I was about to write my matric exams. There were a number of other boys there, and they warned me that the interview panel would try to test […]

Three medals for SA team in Iran contest

South Africa was the top programming team in Africa, finishing ahead of Morocco, Nigeria, and Tunisia in a computer programming contest, the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). South Africa was also the only African team to bring home IOI medals from Tehran. The three bronze medal winners, all now at UCT, were in Gr 12 […]

IITPSA celebrates its 60th Anniversary

The Institute of IT Professionals IITPSA, has been around for 60 years!The Institute of IT Professionals IITPSA, has been around for 60 years!Previously known as Computer Society South Africa, the founder and first President of the Society was Cecil John Aspinall, known as John. Born in Pietermaritzburg in 1918, John joined Hollerith Tabulators. Henry Hollerith […]

Rising above the storm

– On the day the storm closed Western Cape schools, one Paarl teacher made a plan to let her top learner take part in the qualifying round of a national computer Applications Olympiad. For an hour on the unexpected ‘day off’, Marlene Dreyer used her home as an exam venue. She supervised as Mia de […]

Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) Summer School (CSZSS17)

ICTs ARE CRITICAL TOOLS FOR PROMOTING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, AND REDUCING INEQUALITIES – The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. – The new SDGs, and the broader sustainability agenda, go much further in addressing the […]

IITPSA Eastern Cape Chapter Awards Dinner

Eastern Cape IT Experts honoured – Seven leading Eastern Cape IT experts 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 Port Elizabeth St George’s Club on the 4th of May. – […]

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