PMForum announces Strategic Alliance with Project Management South Africa

Online Project Management News & Publishing Organization joins forces with South African professional body to promote professional project management locally and globally
By: PMForum
July 20, 2011 - PRLog -- Dallas, Texas, USA – PMForum and Project Management South Africa (PMSA) have announced a new strategic alliance through which PMForum will become more visible in South Africa while PMSA will gain more visibility and support on the global stage.  PMSA is the national autonomous project management professional society, has a cooperative relationship with Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a transitional member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).

According to the alliance agreement, PMSA will receive: Press and breaking news coverage on; A Partner page on to promote PMSA, explain the alliance and provide an online “newsroom” for archiving news articles; Posting of PMSA events on EVENTS CALENDAR; Access to articles, papers and stories published in PM World Today for republication and sharing with PMSA members; Opportunities for PMSA members to publish articles and gain visibility on PMForum websites; 20% discount price for PMSA members on all online project management courses offered through the partnership; and Discounted pricing on future products and services.

PMForum will act as Media Partner for PMSA events, to both promote those activities and to report the results. In exchange, PMForum will be identified as a partner on PMSA’s website, dramatically raising its profile in South Africa.  PMForum also expects to gain access to more authors, stories and contributions from PMSA members for its online publications.

Taryn van Olden, Chief Executive Officer at PMSA, stated “The PMSA executive was happy to receive the alliance offer from PMForum and voted unanimously to proceed.  We think this is an excellent opportunity to add value for our members by bringing access to more global knowledge, expertise and information.  We also think that the additional global visibility will benefit PMSA, as well as South African organizations and people.”

According to David Pells, PMForum’s President and Managing Editor, “We have an increasing number of readers and subscribers in South Africa.  After speaking at their biennial conference in Johannesburg last year, it became clear that the project management profession is both growing rapidly there and very important to South Africa’s future.  And project management in South Africa is key to economic development and growth throughout southern Africa, so we are even more excited to be involved.”  

“We already have two correspondents covering South Africa,” Pells adds.  “Jaycee Kruger in Johannesburg and Lissa Stewart in Durban.  Perhaps we can add more correspondents in other parts of the country as we ramp up coverage of projects and project management in the region.”

About Project Management South Africa
Formed in 1997, PMSA is a not-for-profit association serving South Africa's growing project management community through the exchange of knowledge and representation in building the profession through competency development and standards generation. PMSA Branches operate in areas with a high density of members. Branches are currently operational in Johannesburg, KwaZulu-Natal, Tshwane and Western Cape. Cell groups and additional Branches are considered in those areas where members express an interest.  For more information, visit

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