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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 […]

IT Personality, Visionary CIO top 10 revealed

The search for IITPSA’s 2015 IT Personality and Visionary CIO has reached the second round. Top 10 shortlists for both categories have been selected from a great number of nominations received from the IT community, ITWeb readers and the public. Top 10: IT Personality Here are the 2015 IT Personality finalists, in alphabetical order: Brandon […]

Entire SA Team Wins Medals

All four members of the South African Team that took part in the 27th International Olymiad in Informatics in Kazakhstan will return with medals. The team that took part in the Olympiad consisted of: Ulrik de Muelenaere from Waterkloof High, Pretoria Yaseen Mowzer from Fairbairn College, Cape Town Thomas Orton from Bishops, Cape Town Robin […]


The Annual General Meeting of IITPSA (Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa) was held on Tuesday 28 July 2015 at The Wanderer’s Club in Illovo, Johannesburg. As part of the AGM proceedings, Wellington Matope, Moira de Roche and Adrian Schofield were re-elected as Directors of the Institute, and Thabo Mashegoane (Eskom), the Institute’s Immediate […]

Who should be the 2015 IT Personality, Visionary CIO? Have your say, nominate!

It’s time to pay tribute to the IT industry’s star performers! Have your say and ensure the leaders you admire most are in the running for the top annual ICT accolades – the IITPSA’s IT Personality and Visionary CIO 2015. In 2014, Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga, CIO of the Financial Services Board, scooped the Visionary CIO title, […]

Computer Applications Olympiad Results

WINNERS DON’T CHANGE SCHOOLS Two factors are common among the winners of the 2015 Applications Olympiad announced at Kelvin Grove earlier this week .   All the winners take CAT (Computer Application Technology) or similar and all except one only changed school to go from Primary School to High School.   The exception went from Grade 1 […]


A Grade 9 learner from the Free State surprised the Applications Olympiad organisers by making it to the Finals with 13 matriculants. The Applications Olympiad is aimed at learners who take the subject CAT (Computer Application Technology) – which is offered in Grades 10, 11 and 12 only.  Remarked Computer Olympiad manager Peter Waker “We […]

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