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Public participation is open for 2016 IT Personality, Visionary CIO

– The top 10 finalists have been announced and public participation is open for IITPSA’s 2016 IT Personality and Visionary CIO awards. – The prestigious annual accolades are presented by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), in association with ITWeb, the Gordon Institute of Business Science and Gartner Africa. – This year […]

Introducing Professionalism in ICTs to Computer Science Students at UP

– Tony Parry, CEO of the Institute of IT Professionals South Africa, visited the main Campus of the University of Pretoria on 14 September 2016 and addressed two classes of second year Computer Science Students on the importance of professionalism in ICTs and of acting professionally in the work place. Tony noted that ‘professionalism’ does […]

IFIP Partners with XPRIZE in Support of IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence XPRIZE

– The global ICT professional association, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), has signed a formal Advocate Partnership Agreement with XPRIZE to leverage its extensive membership and relationship base in support of the new $5M IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence (AI) XPRIZE competition. – XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, announced the new AI […]

Another two bronze for SA

– By Peter Waker – While all the attention was on South Africans winning medals at the Olympic Games in Rio, South Africa won another two Bronze Medals:  this time at the International Olympiad in Informatics. The medals were won by Ulrik de Muelenaere from Gauteng and Yaseen Mowzer from the Western Cape.  – The […]

Former ACS president to speak at awards

– By Allyson Towle Johannesburg, 8 Aug 2016 – IITPSA President’s Awards 2016 – Join us on 24 November, at The Ballroom, Montecasino, and celebrate the best and the most inspirational Visionary CIO and IT Personality of the year with your colleagues and peers. These awards are the most prestigious and sought-after in the country […]

Clarendon’s CAT queen

_ by SARAH KINGON – TECH-SAVVY Clarendon High School pupil Catherine Ball returned home with a bronze medal after representing her school and province in the National Computer Applications Technology (CAT) Olympiad in Cape Town last month.  The computer whiz zipped through the first round of Olympiad during school, achieving a top 10 position in […]

Test your coding

– The annual Programming Olympiad usually attracts more than 4 000 entries from around 200 schools. This year more entries are expected as a result of the attention which is given to the importance of coding in schools and in the media. – Even though coding is only in the syllabus from Grade 10, and […]

Vacancy: Audit Committee Member with IT Expertise

– APPLICATIONS            :           The Director-General, Department of Human Settlements, Private Bag X644, Pretoria, 0001 – CLOSING DATE            :           15 August 2016 – The National Department of Human Settlements Audit Committee has a position of an Audit Committee member. Applications are therefore invited from interested persons to serve in the Department’s Audit Committee. – The Mandate […]

Programming Olympiad for Schools

– PROGRAMMING OLYMPIAD – Many learners can code these days.  Some teach themselves;  some take MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses); but most take IT (Information Technology) at school.  All of them will soon be able to measure their programming skills against the other learners in South African Programming Olympiad. – Any language – The First […]

WSIS Forum Outcomes May 2016

– The WSIS 2016 Forum was held in Geneva Switzerland from 02 to 06 May 2016 and was attended by our very own Director and Honorary Treasurer Ms Moira de Roche, who is also the Deputy Chairperson of IFIP’s IP3. The outcomes of the Forum may be accessed at – Notable amongst the outcomes […]

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