Archive for the ‘President’s Podium’ Category

We need to recognise ICT stalwarts

One of things that makes me proud as the IITPSA President is when the media refers to Immediate Past President, Adrian Schofield, as an ICT stalwart.  The truth is that IITPSA is endowed with many stalwarts; these include Gail Sturgess, Moira de Roche, Mike Chiles, and many others. On the 30th January 2014, I had […]

Africa will provide food to the whole world

By Rabelani Dagada During the last few decades, China embarked on massive state capitalism.  This has resulted in rapid economic development and a reduction in poverty.  China’s strategy has been to drive economic development through the accumulation of substantial resources.  China’s coal reserves can last for the next 100 years. One of the resources that […]

IITPSA to work with industry to deal with unemployed graduates

By Rabelani Dagada There are more than 500 000 qualified technical and managerial positions that are not filled and most private companies are struggling to find appropriately skilled engineers.  The irony is that South Africa has around 600 000 unemployed graduates (across all the sectors).  The problem should be attributed to the fact that Corporate […]

eLearning will thrive in South Africa

The much maligned e-Tolls in Gauteng will drive the uptake of eLearning because companies want to cut down on travelling and accommodation costs.  Be that as it may be, travelling in other African countries will increase rapidly as South African companies are establishing operations in those African countries.  Both the reluctance to pay e-Tolls and […]

eLearning will thrive in South Africa

The much maligned e-Tolls in Gauteng will drive the uptake of eLearning because companies want to cut down on travelling and accommodation costs.  Be that as it may be, travelling in other African countries will increase rapidly as South African companies are establishing operations in those African countries.  Both the reluctance to pay e-Tolls and […]

ICT-Education Nexus: Lessons for Africa from South Korea and Vietnam

By Rabelani Dagada One of the things that we should do as Africans is to stop indulging in victimhood.  Blaming colonisation, the apartheid system, and Chinese commercial dominance perpetually will not assist us to be empowered as individuals and / or African countries.  You will hardly hear people in South Korea and Vietnam complaining about […]

CPD in an African Context

Socio-economic developments in Asia and Europe will play a critical role in terms of economic growth in Africa. As a prominent member of this continent, South Africa will be a beneficiary of this projected growth.  Africa’s growing population will soon reach the one billion mark and this growth has led to investors paying a lot […]

Together we can do anything

June 2012 The Annual General Meeting draws near – very near. Peeking out of the forest of things on my mind is the question of responsible representation. Why do we have associations, societies and clubs? Why do we have committees and boards? It starts with interest. There comes a point where we discover that self-interest […]

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