President’s Podium – June / July 2018

In last month’s newsletter I wrote about introducing programming as a compulsory subject in schools. We need to prepare our youth for careers that don’t exist yet. A few days after I wrote the piece, I came across an ITWeb article titled “It’s time to introduce coding...

President’s Podium – May / June 2018

This month we celebrate Youth day. On 16 June 1976 thousands of students gathered in Vilikazi Street in Soweto to protest the introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in schools. Unfortunately, the protest turned violent when the police opened fire on...

President’s Podium Apr / May 2018

Over the last couple of months, I have been receiving numerous e-newsletters and articles about GDPR. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on the 25th of May. Organisations are required to place a much stricter focus on...

President’s Podium – March / April 2018

I love the fact that we live in an era where self-service is becoming the norm. Flying to Cape Town? No problem. You can check in online and print your own boarding pass. Want to draw some cash on a Sunday afternoon? Just head off to the ATM down the road. Need to...

President’s Podium – Feb / March 2018

Continuing Professional Development, or CPD for short, refers to the ongoing formal or informal training required in order to maintain a specific qualification or designation. One might argue that you have spent thousands of Rands and a number of years in studying for...