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  • Knowledge Management South Africa

    Knowledge Management South Africa A Society For Knowledge Management Professionals The society is a non-profit voluntary association governed by an elected management board, and hosted by an association management company for its day to day operations. The society supports the research and development of knowledge management practices in both private and public sectors. Articles Blog: Leading KM Trends for 2024 by Brayn Wills OUR KM SERVICE PROVIDERS Read More Need more details? Contact us We are here to assist. Contact us by phone, email or via our social media channels. Contact Us

  • KMSA Awards | Knowledge Management South Africa

    Call for Nominations Knowledge Management South Africa (KMSA) Awards for Excellence KMSA IMBIZO August 2024 We are thrilled to announce the launch of nominations for the prestigious KMSA Awards for Excellence for the following categories: KMSA Chairpersons Award ​ Chairperson's Award – recognising outstanding contributions to the field of Knowledge Management. This distinguished award is divided into two sub-categories: Individual Organisation ​ Criteria for Nomination ​ The seeks to honour exceptional knowledge management (KM) professionals who have demonstrated remarkable achievements and profound impact within the KM profession. Nominees in this category should have a proven track record of years of practice in KM, providing traceable and measurable evidence of their work in the field. They should showcase significant contributions and support for Knowledge Management, illustrating the impact they have made in the KM field. Moreover, nominees should exemplify leadership qualities by influencing change or spearheading new directions to benefit the profession. This can be demonstrated through examples of excellence, vision, growth resoluteness, resilience, determination as well as innovative initiatives that have enhanced the profession. Nominees should also showcase active participation in KM programs, involvement in the professionalisation, study and standardisation of knowledge management practices as well as their dedication to championing KMSA's vision, goals, and programs. In the, we aim to honour entities that have made outstanding contributions to the field of Knowledge Management as a whole. Nominees should demonstrate a deep commitment to fostering a culture of knowledge sharing, innovation, and collaboration within their organisation and industries. The organisation should have implemented effective KM initiatives that have had a significant positive impact. Additionally, nominees should showcase their active participation in KM programs, their support for the professionalisation and standardisation of KM practices, and their efforts in enabling, supporting, and encouraging cooperation and partnerships that benefit the field of Knowledge Management. ​ ​ KMSA Champion Award: Public Voting category The KMSA is thrilled to announce the introduction of a new and dynamic award category: the KMSA Champion Award. This accolade is designed to recognise and celebrate the exceptional contributions of our members who support the work of KMSA. It is a special recognition that honours individuals who have demonstrated unwavering commitment to the association's values and goals. This award acknowledges members who not only support the KMSA's initiatives but also actively participate in its various activities, thereby contributing significantly to the advancement of the community. To be eligible for the KMSA Champion Award, nominees must meet the following criteria: Good Standing: The nominee must be a current member of the KMSA in good standing. This includes being paid up adherence to the association's rules and regulations and maintaining an active membership status. Advocacy: The nominee should have a proven track record of advocating for the KMSA's endeavours and referrals for memberships. This includes promoting the association's mission, vision, and activities within the broader community. Active Participation: The nominee must actively participate in KMSA activities. This includes attending events, contributing to discussions, volunteering for committees and conference activities, presenting at webinars i.e. speakers, and engaging with other members in meaningful ways. Collaborative Project with KMSA – initiated and supported collaborative projects with KMSA e.g. KM Knowledge Week initiatives and driven sponsorship opportunities for KMSA. Social Media Butterfly: The nominee is active on the association’s social media platforms through posting, resharing and creating awareness on KMSA events and initiatives. KMSA Champion Award Public Voting ​ Criteria for Nomination In an exciting twist, the will feature a public voting component. This allows the entire KMSA community to take part in selecting the champion among the shortlisted nominees. Here's how the process will unfold: Nominations: Members of the KMSA can nominate an individual they believe exemplify the qualities of a KMSA Champion. Shortlisting: The evaluation committee will review the nominations and shortlist candidates based on the award criteria. Public Voting: The shortlisted candidates will be presented to the entire KMSA community before the 2024 Imbizo, who will then cast their votes for the nominee they feel most deserving of the accolade. Please note that each member is allowed only one vote. Award Ceremony: The nominee with the highest number of votes will be declared the KMSA Champion and will be honoured at the KMSA Imbizo. We believe that the KMSA Champion Award will not only shine a spotlight on the outstanding efforts of our members but also encourage a culture of active participation and advocacy that will propel the KMSA to new heights. We invite you to nominate deserving individuals and organisations who have made exceptional strides in the field of Knowledge Management. Help us celebrate their achievements and recognise their significant contributions by submitting your nominations today! Please note that all nominations should be accompanied by detailed evidence and examples that substantiate the nominee's qualifications in accordance with the criteria outlined. Together, let us acknowledge and honour those who have dedicated themselves to advancing Knowledge Management and its impact on our professional community. Nominations will close on the 19th of July 2024. To nominate your preferred KMSA Champion, please use the link below. Don't miss this opportunity to recognise the best in the field of Knowledge Management! For any additional information, please contact eileen@vdw.co.za ​ Nominations closed on the 19th of July 2024

  • KMSA Imbizo 2024| Knowledge Management South Africa

    Registration Sponsorship Accommodation Speakers Awards Special accommodation rates for KMSA Imbizo delegates has been negotiated with the conference hotel, to book your room kindly email reservations@coastlandsumhlanga.co.za and indicate you are booking for the KMSA event or call and ask for Gugu Mthembu or Zukie Lisa (031 271 8200) Room per night rates are as follows: Single R 1680 Double R 1980 Bed & breakfast including parking. Collaborative ventures between KMSA and its member companies play a crucial role in enhancing the conference experience. We have curated excellent sponsorship packages designed specifically for this purpose. Additionally, we are offering information exhibition stalls where companies can display their products or services and engage one-on-one with delegates from around the country . Sponsorship Opportunities Platinum Sponsor: Silver Sponsor: Convention Programme PHYSICAL REGISTRATIONS (From 1 June 2024) KMSA Paid-up Members: R4 000 Non-members: R5 000 Speakers: R3 000 Student / Retired: R 850 ​ PHYSICAL EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Closed on 31 May 2024) KMSA Paid-up Member: R3 500 Non-members: R4 500 Speakers: R3 000 Student / Retired: R 850 ​ VIRTUAL REGISTRATION KMSA Paid-up Members: R2 000 Non-members: R2 500 Speakers: R1 800 Student / Retired: R 550 Physical Registration Platinum Sponsor: Silver Sponsor: Virtual Registration Dr Thinus Bekker Dr. Thinus Bekker, General Manager Applied Research and Knowledge Transfer at the Rand Water Institute. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director with a PhD in Digital Governance, Certified Director, ITIL and PMP certifications, and 33 years of experience in the digital technology and information industry. He is involved in academia as post-graduate co-supervisor and assessor. Bavuyile Swekile Bavuyile Swekile is a student from The University of the Western Cape, currently pursuing her Masters in Library and Information Science focusing on the use of ICTs in support of Knowledge Management in research institutions. She did her Bachelor of Library and Information Science at the University of her and also did Honours in Anthropology at the University of Fort Hare. While trying to find her career path Bavuyile has been working at The University of the Western Cape Library as a student assistant, currently she’s working at the UWC library as a research assistant. ​ Hein Spingies Hein Spingies brings over 30 years of extensive expertise in Knowledge, Records & Document, and Information Management across diverse sectors, including entertainment, finance, government, and telecommunications. With a strong focus on implementing robust strategies and leveraging cutting-edge technologies, Hein excels in optimising knowledge harvesting, sharing and dissemination. ​ As the Knowledge Manager at the Road Accident Fund (RAF), Hein spearheads initiatives to enhance and innovate business processes and foster the adoption of best practices. His previous roles include overseeing Information Resources at the NRF, leading KM projects at IBM, where he designed KM, ECM and Records Management strategies for large and medium corporates and the implementation of electronic library management systems. Dr Kavisha Nandhlal Dr Kavisha Nandhlal is the Founder and Director of The Innovation Space (PTY) Ltd. Her company has a core focus on consulting in innovation, design thinking and research. She is the author of the book, Initiate DESIGN THINKING that highlights how design thinking can be used to forge new pathways towards sustainable development. Nelisiwe Jama Nelisiwe Jama, is a registry clerk at Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA). She resides in Pretoria but born in Kwazulu Natal. She is a Masters student at the University of the Western Cape. Her goal is to embark on the academic journey and specialise in knowledge management and also to be able to preserve and harvest indigenous knowledge. Kelebogile Mosimege Kelebogile has been working in various roles within the information services field for over 15 years and is currently employed as a DD: Information & Knowledge Management at the DCoG. Her qualifications include a BIS in Library Science from UP, an Honours degree from UNISA, and a PostGraduate degree in Info & Knowledge Systems from Stellies. She is also currently pursuing a Masters degree. Kelebogile’s passion lies in identifying best practices and finding solutions to knowledge management challenges in local government, which is the focus of her Masters thesis. Lauren de Kock ​ Ms Lauren de Kock is an acclaimed trainer and speaker and has equipped numerous NGOs around South Africa to develop and strengthen their improvement programmes. She is the Regional Director of Quality Improvement for Aurum Institute, which is a proudly African organisation working to advance health science and innovation to create a healthier world for future generations. She is currently supporting to the National Department of Health, HIV and STI programme, by developing, testing, and spreading a national QI programme. Lauren has a track record of using innovative and diverse methodologies to empower professionals and their organisations acquire, implement, and apply knowledge and skills to change their behaviour and the systems in which they work. She led the development of and has authored numerous teaching aids and educational tools for health care providers, that have been endorsed by the National Department of health and are widely used throughout South Africa. Joadine Freeman ​ Ms Joadine Freeman is the SALGA Senior Advisor for Knowledge Management. Joadine Freeman is a passionate Knowledge Management professional, specializing in knowledge and content management. She passionately champions the importance of knowledge sharing and collaboration, viewing them as crucial components in achieving organisational objectives. Dr Nikiwe Momoti ​ Dr Nikiwe Momoti teaches Knowledge Management at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). She has held several Senior Management positions managing ICTs, Knowledge and Information Management, Records, Archives and Libraries. Please click here for more information on the KMSA IMBIZO 2024 Awards

  • Events | Knowledge Management South Africa

    EVENTS KMSA Event Schedule 2024 Upcoming Events Webinars every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 13:00 – 14:00 • Free for members • Registration fee for non-members January - KMSA questionnaire data collection 12 March – Webinar facilitated by Hanlie Smuts Theme: Knowledge automation through using Generative AI 9 April – Webinar Theme: Knowledge discovery – the art of using data to tell a story ​ 28 May - Webinar The implication of knowledge management in growing technical skills ​ Autumn Newsletter 9 July – Webinar Theme: Shifting your focus from knowledge capture to knowledge creation 21-22 August KMSA Imbizo Theme: Championing a knowledge-sharing culture 10 September - Webinar Theme: Is data still the new oil of the digital economy? Spring Newsletter 8 October – Webinar presented by Hanlie Smuts Theme: What does KM and UX have in common? KM Global Week: The third week of October (Oct 14-20, 2024 ) marks our global KM Week , with the HacKMthon event on October 15th. I invite your network to align your annual or seasonal events with this global celebration to amplify our collective voice and impact ​ 12 November – Webinar Theme: To enhance, or not to enhance, your KM governance framework Past Events 16 - 21 October - KM Week 19 September - Panel Discussion - Panel Discussion: Collaboration: Applying and adapting a KM practitioner’s toolkit in a hybrid KM future 21 & 22 August - Imbizo - "The future of Knowledge Management is hybrid " 11 July - Webinar - "Data rich, but knowledge poor” - Speaker: Charl Theron June - Webinar - AI, ML, cloud are not traditionally part of the KM practitioners toolkit – key considerations. 30 May - Panel Discussion - Reporting line of a KM function for optimal success: cases and use cases, different models. March - Webinar - The metaverse and implications for KM and practitioner Need more details? Contact us We are here to assist. Contact us by phone, email or via our social media channels. Contact Us

  • KMSA Imbizo 2024| Knowledge Management South Africa

    PHYSICAL REGISTRATION Terms and Conditions To get member discount you must use the email address associated with your regular KMSA account. If you use a new email address a new account will be opened for you, unless you ask the secretariat to update your old account details. Member discount is only offered to paid-up members. You and the billing contact of your organisation will receive invoices a few minutes after you have registered. If you see a red notice on the screen about unpaid invoices please contact the secretariat on kmsaservices@vdw.co.za to resolve. No swopping between physical and virtual attendance will be allowed after 1 August 2024 . Should you wish to change your registration from physical to virtual you will be liable for the physical registration fee, this is due to the final numbers that need to be provided to the venue and costs incurred. Should you wish to cancel your registration altogether, please do so in writing to kmsaservices@vdw.co.za by no later than 10 August 2024 . Any cancellations not made or the delegate is a NO-SHOW at the conference (physical or virtual) the FULL registration will be payable. If you are asked for a 'Valid Purchase Order Number' kindly use your name as a reference.

  • Contact Knowledge Management South Africa

    CONTACT KMSA First Name Last Name Email Subject Message Send Thanks for submitting! Our Address Hurlingham Office Park, Baobab Block, 59 Woodlands Ave, Hurlingham Manor, Sandton Contact Us Tel: +27 (11) 061 5000 Email: kmsaservices@vdw.co.za ​ Post and Courier: PostNet Suite #0530 Private Bag X51 Bryanston 2021

  • KMSA Imbizo 2024| Knowledge Management South Africa

    VIRTUAL REGISTRATION Terms and Conditions To get member discount you must use the email address associated with your regular KMSA account. If you use a new email address a new account will be opened for you, unless you ask the secretariat to update your old account details. Member discount is only offered to paid-up members. You and the billing contact of your organisation will receive invoices a few minutes after you have registered. If you see a red notice on the screen about unpaid invoices please contact the secretariat on kmsaservices@vdw.co.za to resolve. No swopping between physical and virtual attendance will be allowed after 1 August 2024 . Should you wish to change your registration from physical to virtual you will be liable for the physical registration fee, this is due to the final numbers that need to be provided to the venue and costs incurred. Should you wish to cancel your registration altogether, please do so in writing to kmsaservices@vdw.co.za by no later than 10 August 2024 . Any cancellations not made or the delegate is a NO-SHOW at the conference (physical or virtual) the FULL registration will be payable. If you are asked for a 'Valid Purchase Order Number' kindly use your name as a reference.

  • My Career | Knowledge Management South Africa

    MY CAREER Discover the Power of Knowledge: Your Career in Knowledge Management Awaits The world is overflowing with information, and the demand for professionals who can manage, make sense of, and leverage this vast sea of knowledge is continually growing. Welcome to the world of Knowledge Management, a dynamic, rewarding, and exciting career field that sits at the intersection of information technology, business strategy, and human interaction. Knowledge Management (KM) professionals are essential in virtually every industry, helping organizations optimize their use of information, foster innovation, improve efficiency, and gain a competitive advantage. If you're intrigued by the opportunity to shape and manage knowledge in a way that can revolutionize industries, then Knowledge Management is the career path for you. ​ ​ ​ Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a business strategist, or a human interaction aficionado, a career in Knowledge Management promises to be rewarding and fulfilling. Empower organizations to make the most of their knowledge, drive innovation, and forge ahead in the competitive marketplace. The future of knowledge is in your hands. Begin your exciting journey in Knowledge Management today. Embark on your KM Journey Today What Makes Knowledge Management Exciting? • Demand for KM Professionals is on the Rise • Variety and Challenge • Impact Across an Entire Organization • Lifelong Learning • The Human Connection Read More... Making KM a value-creating competency: A paradigm shift for KMers In order to perform a specific role effectively, one must have a set of skills, knowledge, abilities, and personal qualities. KMSA has developed a competency framework, which describes KM performance excellence for South Africa. For KMer’s success, the framework outlines behavioural, core, technical, and personal competencies. We are hoping that the framework will enhance the KM profession in SA in two areas: At the Webinar in early August, Kholane took us through the draft competency framework Tracking the impact of learning and development on performance Provide KMers with an understanding of what is expected of them in their job roles and what's considered to be the most important factors for success. Support KMers and their team development of competencies (Continuous Professional Development). Better recruitment and retention standards KM has been treated like an auxiliary function which is more susceptible to restructuring because the Senior Managers do not understand what “KMers do”. Support Human Resources Managers (Recruiters) and Human Resources Development (Learning and Development) in evaluating the capabilities and potential of each Kmer. e-Imbizo 2022 presentation around the KM Competency Framework Need more details? Contact us We are here to assist. Contact us by phone, email or via our social media channels. Contact Us

  • Knowledge Center | Knowledge Management South Africa

    KNOWLEDGE CENTER The KMSA Knowledge Centre also contains presentations and video recordings from events held by the KMSA, access to which is for KMSA Members only. Become A Member VISIT THE KMSA BLOG! Read the latest articles from our Knowledge Management professionals. KMSA Blog Blog: Leading KM Trends for 2024 by Brayn Wills 12 KM resource hubs DOWNLOAD OUR NEWSLETTER! Previous Editions: Autum 2023 Newsletter Spring 2022 April/June 2022 Newsletter January/March 2022 Newsletter November/December 2021 Newsletter September/October 2021 Newsletter July/August 2021 Newsletter Q1 2024 Newsletter VIEW OUR EVENT RECORDINGS! A gallery dedicated to the e-Imbizo's and webinars held by Knowledge Management South Africa. Become a member to view the gallery! Video Gallery Need more details? Contact us We are here to assist. Contact us by phone, email or via our social media channels. Contact Us

  • Membership | Knowledge Management South Africa

    MEMBERSHIP About KMSA Membership Whether you are a seasoned knowledge management practitioner or just interested in the field, KMSA provides a network of like-minded people, willing to share their expertise. Participants are from all walks of life, including public and corporate sectors, academia and consultants, who connect monthly by webinar. Other activities include a lively WhatsApp chat group, regular newsletters and an annual conference. We source content for our meetings both locally and internationally. ​ Our membership model focuses on the individual practitioner, but we also offer group membership rates for institutions employing multiple practitioners. For a single annual group fee of R6 300, the full benefits of membership can be enjoyed by several individuals across the organisation. Benefits of KMSA Membership Monthly knowledge management workshops & webinars Annual industry/knowledge convention Lively KM focused digital chat group Regular news bulletins International networking opportunities Professional credentialing KMSA Brochure Anchor 1 Membership Formats Student ZAR 0 Student Member Free Plan No Charge Retired ZAR 0 Retired Individual Member Valid for one year Invoiced to you privately Individual ZAR 1,765 Individual Practitioner Membership Valid for one year Invoiced to you privately Corporate ZAR 6,3 00 Corporate Group Membership Valid for one year Invoiced to you privately The association is a not-for-profit body owned and managed by its members in terms of its constitution and memorandum of incorporation. The association recovers its operating costs from members by charging members an annual membership subscription fee, payable by the end of the second month of each year. Members may participate in the governance of the organisation at the annual general meeting of members or by volunteering to serve on the board or other operational committees. Join Now Alternatively download, print and complete this short pdf form and return to kmsaservices@vdw.co.za Need more details? Contact us We are here to assist. Contact us by phone, email or via our social media channels. Contact Us

  • About Knowledge Management South Africa

    ABOUT KMSA Knowledge Management South Africa The society is a non-profit voluntary association governed by an elected management board, and hosted by an association management company for its day to day operations. The society serves its members by sourcing, developing and presenting on best international and localised practices in the profession using: ​ Conferences and Workshops White Papers and Case Studies Standards and Benchmarking ​ The society supports the research and development of knowledge management practices in both private and public sectors. Click here for more information on becoming a member. "Knowledge Management is the process of creating, retaining, sharing, and better utilising the knowledge and information assets of an organisation to achieve its objectives" Our Team Executive Committee Refiloe Mabaso Chairperson Wisdom Ndashe Jeanette Seko Ken Wiggins Dr. Hanlie Smuts Vice Chairperson Dr. Candice Borgstein Adriana Chickesh Sebenzile Zibani Thenjiwe Roda Secretariat Governance Founding Constitution The society is a common law "voluntary association" based in Bryanston Johannesburg. Its constitution was adopted on 30 August 2017 in Sandton, by the founding members. Management Board The governance and operational strategies of the association are in the hands of a management board consisting of a chairperson, vice chairperson and elected members. National Secretariat The society is hosted by an "association management company " providing its executive arm, including its national office, day to day leadership and administration. Workgroups Events and Community Development Standardisation Professionalisation Marketing and Public Relations Professionalisation & Code of Conduct The association aspires to the professionalisation of knowledge management practitioners. To this end a code of conduct will be introduced in due course and processes will be set in motion to register the organisation as a professional body with the South African Qualifications Authority. Need more details? Contact us We are here to assist. Contact us by phone, email or via our social media channels. Contact Us

  • KM Week | KMSA

    Knowledge Management is the process of creating, retaining, sharing and better utilising the knowledge and information assets of an organisation to achieve its objectives. KM Week - 16 to 21 October 2023

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