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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 […]

Call for Papers: The 33 National Information Technology Conference (NITC 2015) Colombo, Sri Lanka / 7 to 9 September 2015

Changing the 80/20 Rule – IITPSA partnering with Women in IT (WIIT) for mentoring programme

What is it about the IT industry that entrenches the 80/20 Rule so effectively? This particular rule is the one that dictates only 20% of the IT workforce is composed of women. It does not make sense! There is nothing inherently masculine about the tasks carried out by the IT workforce. From programming to project […]

A tribute to Keith Mattison

A tribute to Keith Mattison (a Past President of the Institute) By Humphrey Worthington-Smith Very regrettably Keith succumbed at the age of 73 in the early hours of 17 July 2014 to a pulmonary disease, which interfered with his breathing. His passing was comfortable. Indomitable to the end, he went out sailing on the previous […]

IN MEMORIAM – Mike Graham

The IITPSA was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Michael Graham, one of its stalwarts from the Western Cape and extends its condolences to Mike’s family and friends. Michael Hugh Graham was first admitted to membership of the IITPSA (the CSSA at that time) in February 1973 and was awarded a Fellowship of […]

Computer Society – er sorry – Institute of IT Professionals South Africa

By Gail Sturgess It’s a whole new world for IT Professionalism in South Africa! The old CSSA (Computer Society South Africa) has been on a transformation process over the past 18 months. It’s still a journey, but phase 1 is almost complete and it’s starting to look really good for South African IT The three […]

Submissions to the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance

The NETmundial is focused on getting globally acceptable PRINCIPLES for Internet Governance and evolving frameworks for further evolution of the Internet. Please click on the organisation name below to see their (draft / ) submissions in respect of the above: AfICTA WITSA

Gauteng Chapter Committee and Office Bearers

At the Gauteng Chapter Annual General Meeting held in Midrand last evening, the following IITPSA members were elected / re-elected to the Gauteng Chapter Committee: Mr Thabo Mashegoane Mr Karel Matthee Mr Constandious (Takura) Munakandafa Mr Sipho Tshabala Mr Innocent Ngongoma (New Member) After the AGM, the new Chapter Committee members met ‘in committee’ and […]

IITPSA President’s Awards focus on innovation

The importance of entrepreneurship and leadership, innovative thinking and positive change in the local technology sector will be explored by a panel of industry leaders at this year’s IITPSA President’s Awards. These annual awards, presented by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA (IITPSA), recognise and celebrate the outstanding talent, leadership, vision and commitment of […]

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