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:
2015 Stellenbosch Bruce Watson http://www.saicsit2015.org
2014 Pretoria Alta vd Merwe/Carina de Villiers http://www.saicsit2014.org/
2013 East London John McNeill/Karen Bradshaw http://www.ict.ru.ac.za/saicsit2013/index.html
2012 Pretoria Jan Kroeze/Ruth de Villiers http://eagle.unisa.ac.za/saicsit2012/index.php
2011 Cape Town Irwin Brown http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/saicsit2011
2010 Bela-Bela Paula Kotze http://hufee.meraka.org.za/Hufeesite/saicsit-2010
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