CSSA achieves SAQA recognition as a Professional Body

Johannesburg, 28 Sept 2012

Computer Society South Africa (CSSA) is pleased to announce that it has achieved Professional Body recognition by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

During its September 2012 Board meeting, SAQA awarded Professional Body recognition to CSSA and has registered its professional designation (PMCSSA) on the NQF. This recognition and registration are awarded in terms of a mandate that SAQA has from the National Qualifications Framework Act (Act 67 of 2008) to recognise professional bodies and register the professional designations of bodies that apply to SAQA and that meet the policy and criteria set.

CSSA President, Rabelani Dagada, commented: "This is a great achievement indeed for the CSSA, being the attainment of yet another important goal, which is directly aligned with the CSSA's overall objective of promoting professionalism in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) in South Africa."

Tony Parry, CEO of the CSSA, noted: "The registration of the PMCSSA (Professional Member of Computer Society South Africa) designation ensures that professional members of the Society are recognised for the critical ICT roles they fulfil in organisations and institutions throughout the South African economy."



The Computer Society South Africa (CSSA) has represented the interests of practitioners in the information technology field for more than 50 years. It has a paid-up membership exceeding 2 000 people, more than half of whom are black. CSSA is a member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), is represented at many official forums relevant to the ICT sector, and has a seat on the Board of the MICT SETA.

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