[OSGeo Africa] Africa Digest, Vol 84, Issue 6

Hanlie Pretorius hanlie.pretorius at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 23:07:15 PST 2014

I would love to register because of the reasons you mentioned, not
because I believe in the process. But I don't have a full time job and
I don't have a mentor. I wonder how many people have the kind of job
that provides all of the topics to be able to register?

In my opinion South Africa doing its best to become a nanny state with
all of the disadvantages and none of the advantages.

> Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:51:02 +0200
> From: Gavin Fleming <gavin at afrispatial.co.za>
> Subject: [OSGeo Africa] Professional GISc registration

> Hi all
> I'm at the GISSA national council meeting and professional registration
> is under discussion.
> The message: take professional registration seriously and get
> registered, no matter what area of GIS you practice in. Ultimately it
> will become illegal to do paid GIS work without being registered...
> For the Government FOSS policy to happen then, it means that all we FOSS
> GIS advocates must ensure we're registered so we're not excluded from
> government work. Professional registration is already required for
> government tenders and posts.
> For those of you with fifteen years experience up to Dec 2012, the
> Grandfather clause for Professional GISc Practitioner is opening up
> again shortly - take this opportunity. Don't ask me for details, keep
> watching GISSA, PLATO, PositionIT, etc.
> --
> regards
> Gavin
> Gavin Fleming
> http://afrispatial.co.za
> t: 0218630660
> c: 0845965680
> f: 0866164820

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