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PMSA CONFERENCE 2014
The Wanderers Club, 29 September to 1 October 2014
In 2014, PMSA is proud to provide details of the next instalment in its Biennial National Conference series. Since 1999 the event has been developed to provide delegates with a concentrated, focussed three day opportunity to step back from the daily demands of their profession and engage with peers from a perspective of learning, sharing and networking.
In recent years, Africa has gone from being described as ‘The Hopeless Continent’ (Economist Magazine, 2000), to ‘The Hopeful Continent’ (Economist Magazine, 2013). This hopefulness may be attributed to sub-Saharan Africa being home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world; the improving business climate and interest from foreign investors; and transforming governments and governance to name just a few positive indicators.
Infrastructure is central to Africa’s development and contributes significantly to the continent’s per capita growth rate through global sentiment and enhanced productivity.
For Africa, infrastructure means far more than bricks and mortar. It means IT systems, enhanced financial services, enabling telecommunications solutions, governance protocols, improved service delivery, new sources of energy, and optimisation of our endowments of natural resources. In short, infrastructure means progress, and infrastructure means projects.
In 2014, Project Management South Africa celebrates the professional practice of project management and its relevance on the African continent, acknowledging the determination, innovation and creativity applied to overcoming some of the challenges associated with achieving project success in Africa. Through its Biennial Conference, PMSA aims to explore the nature of projects in Africa and what it takes to achieve success and contribute to a body of learning that can guide strategic project management and thus serve contemporaries in the project disciplines across the spectrum of industries.
PMSA BECOMES A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL BODY
September 2013 brought the news we have been awaiting for some time. The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) advised PMSA that our application for recognition as the professional body for project management in South Africa was successful.
This means that PMSA has the sole right and the responsibility to confer the designations of Project Manager (PM), Senior Project Manager (Sr.PM) and Professional Project Manager (Pr.PM) according to criteria specified by PMSA, and in line with the SAQA framework.
We are sure our stakeholders have many questions in this regard and we have tried to answer them in a dedicated FAQ section on the PMSA website. [Click here] Keep an eye on that page as we will constantly update it as new questions arise.
ARE YOU USING YOUR MEMBER PROFILE?
PMSA has, in early 2013, implemented an all-new membership management system and integrated website. The first step towards getting the most out of the new system is to ensure your profile is up-to-date. We encourage you to log in and update your details and start to explore the functionality.