ICCSSA was formed with the purpose to promote the status of professional Statisticians in the South African private and public sectors
The Institute of Certificated and Chartered Statisticians of South Africa (ICCSSA) was formed with the purpose to promote the status of professional Statisticians in the South African private and public sectors by means of registering Chartered and Certificated Statisticians in disciplines relating to the application of the science of statistics in accordance to ICCSSA Bye-Laws.
Late in 2008, Mr H Gabriels (Chairman of the Statistics Council), Dr H van Rooy (South African Statistical Association [SASA] President) and Dr V Micali (independent) met to work on an initiative to create a professional association.
This association would be affiliated to SASA to co-ordinate the Statistical profession in South Africa and, at the same time assures legal compliance. A general assembly of Statisticians in industry got together on 22 January 2009 to commence this initiative. That assembly mandated an elected team to constitute an Associated Society to SASA, in the form of an Institute governed by the SASA Constitution and its own Bye-Laws and compliant to SACNASP. Mr H Gabriels was elected chairman of the task team. The Task Team made detailed proposals on the amendments of the SASA Constitution. The main proposal was to amend the constitution to allow an Associated Society to register with SASA as such. It was further proposed that ICCSSA was recognised as an Associated Society. Extensive consultations were held with Mr AJ De Klerk, the representative of SACNASP about the relationship with SACNASP. It was agreed that SASA would apply to register as a voluntary association with SACNASP.
The Institute was launched on 13 June 2011 by the Hon. Min. Trevor Manuel. The occasion was hosted by the Eskom Chief Executive, Mr Brian Dames, supported by the Statistician General Pali Lehohla and attended by various VIPs from Eskom, Sasol, CSIR, SAS, Enerweb, other influential Industry partners.