The Information Technology Association (ITA) was founded in 1934 and represents various companies concerned with the supply of information technology equipment, systems, software and services in the ICT industry. The ITA comprises a body of members actively participating in issues and events, which directly or indirectly affect business and need attention at national, international, governmental, NGO, para-statal and business level.
The ITA is lobbying and negotiating at government level on behalf of its members, and works in close liaison with government, consumer and other specialist organizations. Through its close association with the MICT SETA and Services SETA, the ITA promotes the maintenance of high standards of IT industry technical skills in accordance with international trends. The purpose of the ITA is to “represent and promote the interests of its members. The objective of the South African Government as set out in 2004 is to halve poverty and unemployment by 2014. ITA aims to evolve in an efficient ITC environment so that the objectives are met through cooperation, partnerships and sustainable development initiatives, and encouraging new businesses to proliferate and excel in the technological industry