ContinuitySA announces 2014 training programme

ContinuitySA, Africa’s premier provider of business continuity management services, has announced its training programme for the first six months of 2014.

Business continuity is the increasingly important science of keeping a business operational through all types of severe incidents and crises. The new Companies Act and King III make it the board’s responsibility to ensure that the company has appropriate risk mitigation strategies in place, and can continue to operate when a crisis occurs.

In parallel with this greater regulatory focus on Business Continuity, bodies like the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) have issued standards to help companies establish adequate Business Continuity Management programmes.

“Business continuity management needs to be aligned with international best practice but, at the same time, because it goes to the heart of the business, must also be customised both to the business as a whole, and to the role played by the individual,” says Peter Westcott, BCM Advisor at ContinuitySA.

“ContinuitySA has a wealth of experience and practical knowledge which is incorporated in our training programmes to ensure that companies know how to apply and implement best practices. We also gear each training programme to the needs of the different audiences—executives need a different type of training than business continuity practitioners, for example.”

ContinuitySA’s training provides guidance on how to develop, implement and manage an effective business continuity management programme and system, based on international standards. All the courses are offered through the company’s Complete Continuity Training Academy.

Among the Academy’s offerings is a customised two-hour Business Continuity Management Programme, aimed at giving executives high-level awareness of business continuity and the issues for which they as executives will need to be accountable and responsible.

The session defines business continuity management and covers the reasons for implementing a business continuity management programme, as well as the benefits. The key benefits include protecting shareholder value and ensuring minimal service disruptions to customers. A more detailed two-day course introduces these concepts in more detail for middle managers and business continuity plan owners.

The two-day ICT Continuity Training is aimed at the CIO and relevant IT professionals responsible for the continuity of ICT services within their organisations, while the five-day Complete Continuity Practitioner Programme is designed to equip business continuity practitioners in all aspects of implementing, managing and maintaining an effective programme for business continuity management.

Customised courses are compiled in consultation with ContinuitySA’s Business Continuity Management Advisory Services to ensure that they deliver what is required, and are aligned with the client’s operational context.

Forthcoming courses include:

* Complete Continuity Practitioner Programme (five days). Confirmed dates for 2014 – 27 to 31 January, 17 to 21 February, 3 to 7 March, 10 to 14 March, 5 to 9 May, 19 to 23 May, 9 to 13 June, 21 to 25 July, 18 to 22 August, 15 to 19 September, 13 to 17 October, 27 to 31 October, 17 to 21 November.

* ICT Continuity (two days). Confirmed dates for 2014 – 10 to 11 February, 17 to 18 March, 24 to 25 March,10 to 11 April, 26 to 27 May, 4 to 5 June, 23 to 24 June, 28 to 29 July, 11 to 12 August, 1 to 2 September, 20 to 21 October, 3 to 4 November.

To register or to find out more please contact the training department on 011 554 8000 or email us on or simply register online via

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ContinuitySA is the African continent’s leading business continuity management company.

Our team of highly skilled and qualified industry experts  can help prepare for and deal with potential threats to the optimal functioning of any business, as a result of unforeseen or sudden disruptions due to human error or natural events.

ContinuitySA provides clients with total business continuity solutions and complete outsourcing services, through a comprehensive range of professional services backed by an unrivalled nation-wide infrastructure of facilities, including product offerings and resources.

Our services are focused on the provision of complete business continuity planning, among which include:

•             Risk management,

•             Business impact analysis,

•             Business continuity plans,

•             Crisis management planning,

•             Provision of IT and business recovery facilities including office, contact centre, treasury dealing rooms and back-office Wintel, midrange and mainframe recovery areas. All of these technologies are supported by skilled technical personnel who assist in successful Business Continuity Plan testing and have experience in recovering from actual disasters.

We operate the largest recovery facilities in Southern Africa, with over 25000 sq/m of facilities in Gauteng (Midrand and Randburg), a smaller site in Cape Town of 3000sq/m as well as a 1500sq/m site in Gaborone, Botswana.

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Tel: + 27 11 554 8000

Fax: + 27 11 554 8150


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Phakalane , Gaborone


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