[OSGeo Africa] Fwd: Grandfather Clause open for PLATO PGP Registration Category
gavinjfleming at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 05:27:00 PST 2014
the announcement is official and the forms are available...
A document is on its way soon explaining how the new Geomatics
Profession Act affects you, as well as upcoming GISSA activities in this
In the meantime PLATO has allowed a further opportunity for persons to
apply for registration as Professional Geo-information Science
Practitioners in terms of Section 20(2A) of Act 40 of 1984 (as amended
by Act 170 of 1993).
The closing date for applications is 30 April 2014, no late applications
will be considered.
In short the requirements are 15 years relevant GISc experience with at
least 5 years management experience. A degree, which does
not necessarily have to be a GISc degree, will also be accepted as part
of the total experience requirement.
NOTE this is only for the PGP Category and not for Technician and
Currently there are very few registered Professional Geo-information
Science Practitioners practising GISc in the country and after numerous
consultation processes the PLATO council agreed to reopen the
Grandfather Clause to provide individuals whom did not apply in the
first round with the opportunity to be assessed.
GISSA would urge all qualifying individuals to apply to ensure that we
grow the profession with more registered professionals.
Furthermore, many of the new tender documents have a mandatory
requirement of a Professional Practitioner on the team to ensure good
Begin the application process early as affidavits and proof of work
experience are required in the application process and these can take
some time to get hold of.
The Public Notice by PLATO and the Application forms are available on
the GISSA Website at:
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