AISSAC is the Southern African Chapter of the AIS and was constituted in October 2012.

The board members are:

  • President: Dr Emma Coleman
  • President-Elect: Dr Maureen Tanner
  • Immediate Past President: Prof Jan Kroeze
  • Secretary: Roxanne Tiberit
  • Treasurer: Prof Hugo Lotriet

At-Large Directors of the Chapter:

  • Prof Jason Cohen
  • Prof Carina de Villiers
  • Prof Aurona Gerber
  • Prof Sonja Gilliland
  • Dr Jan Mentz
  • Prof Nicky Mostert-Phipps
  • Mr Elisha Ochola
  • Dr Roxanne Piderit
  • Prof Alta van der Merwe
  • Prof Mac van der Merwe
  • Prof Melius Weideman
  • Dr Jan Mentz
  • Dr Jason Cohen
  • Dr Sonja Gilliland


The name of this organization shall be the Southern African Chapter of the Association for Information Systems, abbreviated as AISSAC, and hereafter referred to as the Chapter.


The Southern African Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AISSAC) is a Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) serving the Southern African region, including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Lesotho, Swaziland, Congo, Malawi, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania and Zambia. The purpose of the Chapter is to promote the exchange of ideas, experiences, and knowledge among scholars and professionals in said countries, in the Southern African region engaged in the development, management, and use of information systems and technology.

Read more: AISSAC Bylaws


The South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT) decided at its council meeting and business meetings in October 2011 to investigate the possibility of forming closer (formal) ties with the Association for Information Systems (AIS). After permission was obtained from the AIS, it was decided In October 2012 to actuate this decision by the chartering of a Southern African chapter of the AIS as an independent body with close ties with SAICSIT. The chapter was officially constituted at the annual SAICSIT conference on 3 October 2012, in Centurion, Tshwane. The name of the chapter is AISSAC (AIS Southern African Chapter).


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