So it happened, the first ever Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) Golf Day was held on 17 August 2012 and what a day it was! The event, which was well received by both the non-golfers and the golf players who graced the occasion - particularly during the morning session, helped shed a lot of light on the nature and activities of the Society. Special mention should also go to the esteemed representation of the ICT Ministry at the event in the form of the Principal Director (PD), Mr Cosmas Chigwamba. Several corporates were well represented including the likes of Zimplats, Old Mutual and Royal Mutual Insurance (RMI), Fintech, Axis Solutions and ZIMRA to name a few.
The PD then addressed the delegates emphasizing on how the Ministry holds the CSZ in very high regard and anticipates the body to be the leader in most if not all ICT initiatives on behalf of the ICT fraternity. Key to the body’s deliverables were issues like participation in formulation and maintenance of ICT policies, ethics in the industry, consolidation and standardisation of educational curricula with respect to ICT education and professionalism in ICT.
Several other prizes were issued out for various categories including the infamous Most Golfer award which was resoundingly won by L Taaziva. In his defence Taaziva confessed that he had no prior experience with a golf club but promised to fare much better next year especially considering he got offered 2 free training hours by the grand prize winner who also happens to be a golf trainer.
The event then ended with delegates engaging in networking and social sessions over some snacks and drinks kindly sponsored by Delta Corporation and this lasted quite deep into the night.
Commenting on the event some of the attendees commended the CSZ for the initiative and expressed optimism that this was an event destined to become quite huge and endeared by corporates in the country and maybe even beyond. The organisers expressed immense gratitude for the support they received from Integrated Digital Security Solutions (IDSS), Delta Corporation and ICDL in CSA Trust who helped make the event a success. The CSZ team now have their sights fully focused on their next major event, the Summer School which will be at the Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, in November this year.