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Codes of Ethical Behaviour

Each member of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) is expected to adhere to the Institute’s Codes of Behaviour (Code of Ethics and Code of Good Practice).

When a member joins the Institute, he / she agrees to abide by the Codes and all other rules and regulations of the IITPSA.

Code of Ethics

A member of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa will:

  • Contribute to society and to human well-being, acknowledging that all people are stakeholders in computing
  • Avoid harm
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be fair and take action not to discriminate
  • Respect the work required to produce new ideas, inventions, creative works, and computing artifacts
  • Respect privacy
  • Honour confidentiality
  • Not seek personal advantage to the detriment of the Institute, and will actively seek to enhance the image of the Institute.

Please click here to access the complete IITPSA Code of Ethics.

The Institute is ready at all times to give guidance in the application of the Codes of Ethics and Good Practice. In cases where resolution of difficulties is not possible informally, the Institute will invoke the disciplinary procedures defined in its Memorandum of Incorporation and associated Rules.

Code of Good Practice

This Code of Good Practice is directed to all members of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), and especially the holders of IITPSA professional designations. It consists, essentially, of a series of statements that prescribe minimum standards of practice, to be observed by members. The Code is concerned with professional responsibility. All members have responsibilities – to clients, to users, to the State and to society at large. Those members who are employees also have responsibilities to their employers and employers’ customers and, often, to a Trade Union.

In the event of an apparent clash in responsibilities, obligations or prescribed practice, the Institute should be consulted at the earliest opportunity. IITPSA membership covers all occupations relevant to the use of Information and Communications Technology and it is not possible to define the Code in terms directly relevant to each individual member. For this reason the Code is set out in two levels to enable every member to reach appropriate interpretations. The full Code of Good Practice is available to IITPSA members in the “Library” section of the IITPSA Member Self-Service portal.