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


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