The Institute focusses on research and development in computing and information technology (IT) in South Africa.
The objectives of SAICSIT are
To enhance the communication amongst members and all interested parties regarding research and development projects by means of services and links with other professional bodies;
To support education and training;To monitor the availability of human resources for research and development;
To seek solutions to technical and socio-economic problems in South Africa by means of research and development projects;
To strive for professionalism and excellence amongst members.