Archive for the ‘Member News’ Category

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 […]

INVITATION: IITPSA’s Annual President’s Awards Dinner

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 […]

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 […]

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