Archive for the ‘Member News’ Category

Proposed ICT Sector B-BBEE Codes

Government Gazette 39726 has been published (see http://www.gpwonline.co.za/Search/Pages/Results.aspx?k=39726), 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 ICTsectorcode@thedti.gov.za

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 COMES TO SCHOOLS

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 […]

IITPSA reaches important milestone for the IT Professional

The Institute of IT Professionals (IITPSA) announced today that their Professional membership grade (PMIITPSA) has been accredited by the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3). 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 […]

Last Task Decides Olympiad Winner

Right until the very last question on the last day of the Programming Olympiad the two top participants matched each other question by question and mark by mark. “It was uncanny” said Peter Waker, manager of the Olympiad. “Both Ulrik de Muelenaere and Yaseen Mowzer had 100% for the first task on the first day. […]

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

Call For Papers & Demos 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 involved in ICT. Work with […]

President’s Podium

by Ulandi Exner Spring has sprung! Can you believe it is already that time of the year? However, just when we thought we could pack away our winter woollies, the cold front smacks us in the face. But alas, it won’t be long before we get to enjoy our wonderful South African braais and beach […]

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