The Information Technology Association (ITA), founded in 1934, merged with the IT Users Council in mid-2000, is the official trade and employer body of the Information Technology Industry in South Africa. The ITA represents more than 200 companies concerned with the supply of information technology equipment, systems, software and services. Prominent members include Microsoft SA, Siemens, SAP, Axiz, IBM, etc.
The ITA works in close liaison with government, consumers and other specialist organizations. The ITA also has a longstanding commitment to human resource development within the industry. Through its close association with the MICT SETA, the ITA promotes the maintenance of high standards of IT industry technical skills in accordance with international trends.
Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) was created in October 2003 through the merger of the Black Business Council and Business South Africa. It began operating in January 2004. The merger created the first truly unified organisation for business in South Africa. BUSA represents South African business on macro-economic and high-level issues that affect it at the national and international levels. Our function is to ensure that business plays a constructive role in the country’s economic growth, development and transformation and to create an environment in which businesses of all sizes and in all sectors can thrive, expand and be competitive.
The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (‘WITSA”) is the leading voice of the global ICT industry. WITSA is a consortium of over 70 national ICT industry associations with members representing more than 90 percent of the world ICT market.
WITSA was founded in 1978 under its original name – World Computing Services Industry Association – by a group of 30 individuals with the objective of understanding how trends and government regulations impact the social economic development of the global ICT industry. WITSA was incorporated in 1998 in the Commonwealth of Virginia within the United States of America.
As the leading recognized voice of the global ICT industry, WITSA is dedicated to:
The Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector (CAPES) is a section 21 company, an industry association representing the interests of the Temporary Employment Services (TES) industry. The need to form a unified body to engage in macro-level activities, to proactively lobby government and regulators and challenge adverse legislation around the future of TES, or labour broking as it is commonly referred to, brought about the need to collaborate with other associations and stakeholders within the TES industry and create a unified voice and face for the industry.
With this focus, Capes was formed in 2002 with the four key staffing associations as its members – the Association of Personnel Services Organisation of SA (APSO), the Constructional Engineering Association of SA – Labour Brokers Division (CEA-LBD), the Association of Nursing Agencies of SA (ANASA) and the Information Technology Association (ITA). Capes have 10 corporate members who subscribe to the association’s code of practice and ethics, playing a pivotal role in the professionalizing of the labour broking industry and the promotion of decent work as subscribed by the ILO.
AfICTA is a private sector led alliance of ICT Associations, Multi-national Corporations, Companies, Organisations and individuals in the ICT sector in Africa.
Our vision is to fulfil the promise of the digital age for everyone in Africa.
Our mission is to encourage multi-stakeholder dialogue fostering accelerated and ICT enabled development in Africa and the use of cutting-edge innovative technologies including mobile, computing and satellite technologies to achieve an Information society in Africa.