Archive for the ‘Member News’ Category

President’s Podium – Digital Detox . . . continued

In the previous newsletter I spoke about my digital addiction and fear of missing out (FOMO). Upon reading the newsletter, one of my colleagues introduced me to the Pomodoro Technique. The fundamentals of the Pomodoro Technique are simple. You just need to choose a task you’d like to get done. Set a timer for 25 […]


To have past Programming Olympiad finalists as members of teams in the Standard Bank IT Challenge for Universities is quite usual.  Often these teams end up making it to the Finals and even winning the Finals.  However, this is the first time that a winning team has been made up entirely of past Olympiad finalists. […]

Applications Olympiad goes online

The Applications Olympiad will be available online to all participants for the first time this year.   The Olympiad is for CAT learners, ICDL candidates and others who are computer literate. “We did a trial run with a few schools last year” explains Computer Olympiad Manager Peter Waker.  “Schools loved it;  no marking and detailed results […]

CIPS INTERVIEWS: Moira de Roche, Outstanding Multi-awarded Serial Social Entrepreneur and Senior Global Executive

INTERVIEWS by STEPHEN IBARAKI Moira de Roche, Outstanding Multi-awarded Serial Social Entrepreneur and Senior Global Executive This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Moira de Roche. Moira de Roche is an independent consultant with a focus on helping business and educational organizations design and develop learning programs, and measure the impact and return […]

Proposed ICT Sector B-BBEE Codes

Government Gazette 39726 has been published (see, setting out the proposed ICT Sector BEE Codes for public comment. Please note that the period for comment is 60 days, not the 80 days shown in the Gazette. Interested parties may submit their comments to

2016 Joburg Centre Skills Survey

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE)’s Annual ICT Skills Survey for 2016 is under way. This is the 7th edition of this well-respected picture of skills requirements and skills acquisition in the vital all-enabling ICT sector in South Africa. If you have not yet responded to the on-line questionnaire, please do so as soon […]


Computational Thinking is the skill learners need in subjects like Information Technology, Computer Applications Technology, Maths and Science. Some schools deliberately develop these skills.   One of the ways schools use to develop Computational Thinking is to take part in the annual Talent Search. This contest is part of the international Bebras Competition which annually […]

Immoral Professionals?

By Adrian Schofield PMIITPSA, FIITPSA We live in a troubled world, where most human endeavour is enabled by technology. Our activities, whether they are intended for good or evil outcomes, are magnified by the easy access to the digital tools that pervade our communities. We can use a hammer and chisel to create the finest […]

WITFOR 2016 – World Information Technology Forum – September 12th – 14th, 2016 – Call For Papers & Demos

  Download Call for Papers & Demos in PDF   WITFOR investigates successful ICT strategies in developing countries and examines different initiatives and projects on effective, context sensitive development and use of ICT applications. It is intended to: Help to put ICT-enabled development initiatives on the agenda of different organizations, governmental bodies, and groups currently […]

Did you know?

IITPSA’s Professional Membership programme (PMIITPSA) has been fully accredited by the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP). IITPSA was visited by a team of international IP3 assessors in July. The team interrogated all of IITPSA’s practices, and closely examined the process by which members are upgraded to Professional […]

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