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Knowledge Management South Africa (KMSA) society offers the following Knowledge Management education and training opportunities:


KMSA Professional Designations “by Recognition” (in the planning)

  • Certified Knowledge Management Practitioner (CKMP/CKM-Prac.)
  • Certified Knowledge Management Specialist (CKMS/CKM-Spec.)
  • Certified Knowledge Management Master (CKMM/CKM-Mas.)


  • Knowledge Management South Africa Convention (KMSA Convention)* 1)


Panel discussions

  • Sep 2023: (TBC) Acceptance and adoption of Knowledge Management, should we change the words “knowledge management”?
  • May 2023: (TBC) Reporting line of a Knowledge Management function for optimal success: cases and use cases, different models
  • Oct 2022: (CANCELLED) When you get stuck with Knowledge Management, how do you move forward?
  • Aug 2022: Making Knowledge Management a value-creating competency: A paradigm shift for KMers
  • Jul 2022: Knowledge Management practitioner accreditation (CANCELLED)


  • Oct 2023: (TBC) Knowledge Management is essential as organisations strive to reskill and upskill employees in a disrupted world of work: tools and techniques
  • Apr 2023: (TBC) Overview of Knowledge Management tools enabling virtual knowledge sharing
  • Sep 2022: Data Analytics Masterclass – no code AI and easy-to-use software; Practical application of Knowledge Management harvesting tools (CANCELLED)
  • May 2022: How to execute a Knowledge Management audit

Breakfast workshops

  • Sep 2020: (Johannesburg Virtual venue): ISO 30401 Knowledge Management Systems Workshop
  • Feb 2020: (Johannesburg): CANCELLED! (Feb. Webinar instead.)
  • Dec 2019: (Johannesburg) Knowledge Management as an Alternative Skills Development Platform for Sustainable Employment in the Chemical Sector (POSTPONED)
  • Nov 2019: (Johannesburg) tba (POSTPONED)
  • May 2019: (Johannesburg) tba (CANCELLED)
  • Mar 2019: (Johannesburg) Leveraging/ Harnessing Knowledge for Innovation (announced is also: Top Knowledge Management Trends for 2019?)
  • Dec 2018: (Johannesburg) Adopting the Digital Mindset
  • Jun 2018: (Johannesburg) Uncomplicating the Complex World of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Mar 2018: (Johannesburg) Knowledge Management: The Agile Way – How to apply agility in creating, retaining, sharing and utilising knowledge better

Dinner Events

  • Jul 2018: (Pretoria) Fourth Industrial Revolution, Big Data: What does it mean for us as Knowledge Management Professionals? – An evening with Professor Eric Tsui


  • Nov 2023: (TBC) Recognising knowledge as a strategic asset: prioritising what knowledge an organisation needs to get or keep
  • Aug 2023: (TBC) “Data rich, but knowledge poor”: tactics for Knowledge Management practitioners to address this aspect
  • Jul 2023: (TBC) How do we define our Knowledge Management space in the era of where we are? (Virtual Knowledge Café)
  • Jun 2023: (TBC) AI, ML, cloud are not traditionally part of the Knowledge Management practitioners toolkit – key considerations
  • Mar 2023: The metaverse and implications for Knowledge Management and practitioners
  • Nov 2022: (CANCELLED) Writing a business case for a Knowledge Management project: Practical tools, techniques and tips
  • Jun 2022: Knowledge Management and 4th Industrial Revoplution, key considerations
  • Feb 2022: Computer-based knowledge management systems in modern day healthcare institutions
  • Oct 2021: Enabling National water security through knowledge and information management – Lessons from the National Water Security Framework (NWSF) development
  • Jul 2021: CANCELLED
  • Jun 2021: CANCELLED
  • May 2021: Knowledge Management in the digital age: a new regime for Knowledge Management offering
  • Apr 2021: Creating value from knowledge: the case of innovative solutions for social good
  • Mar 2021: Knowledge management – Igniting small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) and start-ups
  • Nov 2020: Reflecting on COVID19, lessons and opportunities (RoundTable with Knowledge Management Practitioners); Learning and emerging key skills and competencies: An input from LinkedIn Learning (Trends and Insights)
  • Oct 2020: Change Management: Change Leadership for Knowledge Management
  • Sep 2020: Mass Food Markets as Foundations of Knowledge, Resilience and African Memory
  • Aug 2020: Knowledge Management in COVID-19 times: Now, Next and Beyond
  • Jun 2020: Knowledge Management Implementation using Lean Manufacturing and Supply Chain Principles in Knowledge Marketplace – A Practitioner’s perspective
  • May 2020: Decades of Knowledge Management developments in Hong Kong with highlights from the Hong Kong Police Force
  • Apr 2020: Afcons Infrastructure (India): Case Study of a GLOBAL MIKE Winner; Pandemic of Under-Preparedness: Digital Workplaces and the Organisational Response to COVID-19
  • Mar 2020: tba (POSTPONED to April!?)
  • Feb 2020: Knowledge Ready Organisation versus Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise – Celebrating Excellence in Knowledge Management Execution
  • Jan 2020: Knowledge Management Foresight: Global Trends for 2020
  • Oct 2019: Things that a Seriously Smart Organization does Daily: A Simple Framework for Working Out Loud
  • Sep 2019: tba (CANCELLED)
  • Jul 2019: tba
  • Jun 2019: Implementing a Successful Knowledge Management Program
  • Apr 2019: An Introduction to Conversational Leadership
  • Feb 2019: Developing a Knowledge Management Roadmap (ISO 30401 Knowledge Management Systems – Requirements)
  • Oct 2018: Implementing Knowledge Management System
  • May 2018: Developing a Knowledge Management Business Case and Strategy


  • Board Meetings:
    2020: 8 February, 19 May, 14 July, 24 November
    2019: 25 February 2019, 27 May 2019, 16 September 2019, 25 November 2019
    2018: 26 February 2018, 28 May 2018, 17 September 2018, 26 November 2018
  • Annual General Meetings (in conjunction with the KMSA Convention):
    Aug 2017; Aug 2019
  • Nov 2016: KMSA society launch event (Host: Air Traffic and Navigation Services)
  • Jul 2016: KM Study Group (to facilitate the formation of a KM Society in South Africa)


Committees (was: Workgroups)

  • Content Strategy and Marketing
  • Knowledge Management Professionalisation (Education & Training) Committee (was: Working Group)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Committee
  • KMSA Awards Committee
  • Knowledge Management Standardisation project*


  • KMSA Awards for Exellence – Celebrating the Best of Knowledge Management (planned)
      Categories: KMSA Award for Leadership, KMSA Award for Good Practice, KMSA Award for Outstanding Student, KMSA Chairpersons Award (Note: KMSA membership req. for Leadership & Student award; KMSA Certified…req. for Leadership award)
  • KMSA Chairperson’s Award Nominees and winners
    • 2022: Kholane Chauke, Hein Spingies, Mbalenhle Buthelezi

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