About DAMA South Africa

DAMA is a global community of Data Management Professionals organised around local membership based chapters. The chapters are supported by DAMA-International who maintain the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBoK) and the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) certification.

DAMA’s primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data and information as key enterprise assets to support the organisation.

DAMA Southern Africa is a local chapter, and our aim is to nurture a community of data professionals in Southern Africa who champion the value of data management. The benefits of membership are based on our four main offerings.

The Southern Africa Chapter was formed in 2006 and we hold monthly Chapter meetings providing interesting and educational presentations and discussion forums on data management subjects. These meetings provide significant networking opportunities.

We support data management professionals in Southern Africa through:

  • Knowledge Sharing and Networking special interest groups
  • CDMP Certification
  • CDMP Practitioner and CDMP Masters
  • Mentoring

Meet the DAMA Southern Africa Board

President of DAMA South Africa

Howard Diesel

President

Vice President of DAMA South Africa

Craig Botha

Vice -President

Marketing and Communications

Drew Kennedy

Marketing and Communications

Education

Veronica Diesel

Education

Membership

Abeda Essop

Membership

Technology Operations

Kaizer Manasoe

Technology Operations

Vacant

Finance

Vacant

Operations

Vacant

Conference

Ethics Officer

Paul Grobler

Ethics

Governance Officer

Happy Maake

Governance Officer