Codes of Behaviour

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

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 Conduct

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

  • Act at all times with integrity
  • Act with complete loyalty towards a client when entrusted with confidential information
  • Act with impartiality when purporting to give independent advice and must disclose any relevant interests
  • Accept full responsibility for any work undertaken and will construct and deliver that which has been agreed upon
  • Not engage in discriminatory practices in professional activities on any basis whatsoever
  • Not seek personal advantage to the detriment of the Institute, and will actively seek to enhance the image of the Institute.


For more detail on the ethical principles underpinning the above Code of Conduct, please click here.


The Institute is ready at all times to give guidance in the application of the Code of Conduct. 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 Practice

This Code of Practice is directed to all professional members of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA). 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.