The Institute focusses on research and development in computing and information technology (IT) in South Africa.
The objectives of SAICSIT are
SAICSIT has been holding an annual conference since 1985. Recent conferences are:
2018 Port Elizabeth Sue Petratos https://saicsit.mandela.ac.za/
2017 Thaba 'Nchu Muthoni Masinde Pieter Blignaut/T. Stott
2016 Johannesburg Marijke Coetzee Marijke Coetzee http://saicsit2016.org
2015 Stellenbosch Bruce Watson http://www.saicsit2015.org
2014 Pretoria Alta vd Merwe/Carina de Villiers http://www.saicsit2014.org/
SAICSIT founded and supports the SA Computer Journal. The South African Computer Journal is an accredited specialist ICT academic journal, publishing research articles, technical reports and communications in English in the Computer Science and Information Systems domains.
The journal has been on Scopus since 2016, and now appears on the 2018 DHET sub-list of Scopus-indexed journals that qualify for subsidy for articles published by South African academics at public universities.
For more information on SACJ, see http://sacj.cs.uct.ac.za