History

A History of SACLA

The main activity of SACLA is the annual conference.  The table below gives the details of the conferences since SACLA’s inception.

Year University/Dept Chair(s) Guest Speaker(s) Sponsor(s) Venue
1 1971 Ewan Page IBM Jan Smuts
2 1972 Ewan Page IBM Senator, Bellville
3 1973 Ewan Page IBM
4 1974 R Venter, D Roode IBM Golden Gate
5 1975 R Venter, D Roode Burroughs Golden Gate
6 1976 John Shochot Univac Golden Gate
7 1977 John Shochot David Barron ICL Hunter’s Rest, Rustenburg
8 1978 Ken MacGregor B Mittman CDC Hunter’s Rest, Rustenburg
9 1979 Judy Bishop Don Cowan IBM Gordon’s Bay
10 1980 Judy Bishop Univac Golden Gate
11 1981 Burroughs Gordon’s Bay
12 1982 Denis Riordan Henry Lucas ICL Wigwam, Rustenburg
13 1983 Edwin Anderssen C Wogrin CDC Transkei Holiday Inn
14 1984 Alan Sartori-Angus Univac Hluhluwe
15 1985 Stef Postma NCR Kimberley
16 1986 Sonja Berman Persetel Amatola Sun, Bisho
17 1987 Gavin Finnie Niklaus Wirth IBM Palms, Pretoria
18 1988 Peter Warren Unisys Wilderness
19 1989 P J Bruwer NCR Dikhololo
20 1990 J P du Plessis Siltek Thaba Nchu
21 1991 Mike Linck Ed Koffman ISM Overberg, Caledon
22 1992 Judy Bishop Vint Cerf, Austin Melton Persetel Safari, Rustenburg
23 1993 Martha Pistorius Unidata Hunter’s Rest, Rustenburg
24 1994 Heimie Oosthuizen Olivetti and Digital SA Magoebaskloof
25 1995 Rhodes University
Dept of Computer Science
Peter Clayton,
Peter Wentworth
Tim Fossum Dexel and Digital SA Katberg, Eastern Cape
26 1996 J D Roode R Swanson, O Ngwenyama, M de Rijke IBM, Coopers & Lybrand,
Digital SA and Dexel
Bakubang, North West Province
27 1997 André Calitz Peter Clayton, Gregory Williams UPE, Unisys, Intekom,
Compustat, SAP,
Maskew Miller Longman
Wilderness
28 1998 Reg Dodds Stellenbosch
29 1999 T McDonald,
P J Blignaut
Jan Paredaens Sun, ABSA, PQ Africa Golden Gate
30 2000 Stan Shear Microsoft, Oracle, ABSA Cape Town
31 2001 Nicolet Ros Sarah Douglas Microsoft, Oracle, ABSA Sizanani, Bronkhorstspruit
32 2002 John McNeill L Scott-Williams, W du Plessis,
A Marais
Microsoft, Oracle, ABSA Fish River, Eastern Cape
33 2003 Tom Addison H. Venter, M. Coppin Microsoft, Oracle,
Gentron Computers and
Wits University
Manyane Camp, Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
34 2004 Manoj Maharaj Simon Turner Microsoft, Antalis, CKB,
Sechaba Technology Services,
Pearson Education, Oracle,
Hewlett-Packard,
Wiley Publishers,
Eclipse Networks, Telkom,
ETA Audiovisual,
Sparkport Pharmacy,
Copies Etc.
Rob Roy Hotel, Botha’s Hill
35 2005 Sampson Asare Prof. F. Youngman University of Botswana,
Botswana Department of IT
(Ministry of Communications,
Science & Technology),
Air Botswana, ICL,
Botswana Technology Centre,
Microsoft, DCDM Consulting,
Botswana Dept of Tourism,
Kasane, Botswana
36 2006 Jean-Paul Van Belle Viola Manuel Bull, Microsoft, Oracle, DVT
and the NBN
Somerset West, Western Cape
37 2007 Bayeza Mangena Michael Luck Microsoft Elephant Hills, Zimbabwe
38 2008 UNISA Berg-en-Dal
39 2009 Rhodes University
Depts of Information Systems
and Computer Science
John McNeill Derek Smith ABSA, Microsoft, Oracle,
and Masterskill
Mpekweni Beach Resort, Eastern Cape
40 2010 University of Pretoria
Information Systems
Pieter Joubert Heikki Topi Oracle, Microsoft, and
Cengage Learning
Zebra Country Lodge
41 2011 UKZN I. Govender Fairmont Zimbali Resort, Ballito
42 2012 UFS:CS/IS Dr Eduan Kotzé Prof Johannes Cronjé Microsoft
Oracle
Dell
UFS
Masterskills
ACM
SIGCSE
Black Mountain Leisure & Conference Hotel
2013 University of Botswana Cancelled
43 2014 NMMU: Department of
Computing Sciences
Prof Andre Calitz
Dr Brenda Scholtz
Mr Clayton Burger
Prof Steve Burges Microsoft
Oracle
SAP
Imbizo- Events
Syspro
BcX
Telkom
Korbitek
Pearson
Wiley
Summerstrand Inn, Port Elizabeth
44 2015 WITS: IS Emma Coleman Professor Denise Wood Microsoft, SAP University Alliances,
Oracle, KPMG, Deloitte, AOS,
Wits School of Economic and Business Sciences
The Maboneng Precinct
45 2016 UP:CS Linda Marshall Martin Olivier, Bob Travica IITPSA, Univ. of Pretoria Cullinan
46 2017 NWU:CS/IS Dr. Estelle Taylor
47 2018 UCT: CS & IS Lisa Seymour
48 2019 UNISA Mac van der Merwe
49 2020 Rhodes University: CS & IS TBA

If anyone can fill in any of the gaps in this history, or correct any errors,
please let us know.