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Lebogang Letlhake is a data manager for Taletso TVET College. He occupied this position towards the end of 2016 and has been the end user of the ITS integrator since then to date. He joined the ITS UG EXCO during his first conference attendance in 2018 and was re-elected in 2020 to stand in as the Vice Chairperson.

His aim as a member of the UG EXCO is to maintain the vision which led to the formation of the User Group and further achieve the goals set by the user group community in accordance with its constitution. In a short space of time, he has witnessed the growth and development on the ITS system and is confident that more is on the way hence it is of outmost importance to ensure that the User Group community is well represented and at no point left behind.

“True character is not only demonstrated in the choices we make but also on how we face the consequences emanating from the choices we’ve made” Lebogang Letlhake


Tebogo Thantsa
HOD: Business Systems 
ICT Department
University of Venda 
ITSI User Group Vice Chairperson

Tebogo Thantsa holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from MANCOSA and a B Tech degree in Information Technology (IS and IT Management) from Tshwane University of Technology and has been in the IT industry for 25 years. She has 17 years’ experience in the ITS systems and HE Education sector knowledge combined. She worked for Adapt IT as a developer and later as a consultant – responsible for the development of the ITS system as well as consultation with clients, training and implementation. While at Adapt IT, she worked with higher education institutions in South Africa, Botswana and Ghana which were using the ITS system. She then moved to Tshwane University of Technology as a Senior Administrator heading the Academic Structure Department; giving support to ITS Student system; coordinating the local software developments; and serving in various committees such as HEMIS, ITS Developments and Student Admissions and Registrations.
On the 01 September 2017 she joined the University of Venda as the HOD of Business Systems, a department responsible for supporting the University with operational systems such as ITS (ERP solution), SharePoint and other in-house systems developments and also serving in various committees such as ICT Steering Committee, Risk Committee and Registration Academic Committee. She was elected as the ITSIUG EXCO member in 2020 for a period of two year and she is now serving as the Vice Chairperson of the ITSIUG.

Career Statement:  “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”, Wayne Dyer.

Derrick Gordon

Derrick Gordon
Port Elizabeth TVET College
ITSI User Group EXCO Member

Derrick studied at UCT and Nelson Mandela University.  He qualified as an Accountancy teacher and has a B. Comm (Hons).  He entered the TVET sector in 1996 as a Junior Lecturer.  In 2013 he was appointed Data Manager and Assistant Director:  Management Information Systems on 01 July 2018.

He has 10 years ITS Integrator System Experience.  His aim as an EXCO member is to promote inclusivity and sharing of knowledge and best practice within the User Group Community.

Career Statement:  “Learn something new every day!”

Karen Cupido

Karen Julinde Cupido

She has 34 years of experience in the ITS systems and HE Education sector combined: 16 years were spent at Adapt IT, where she worked as a Senior Consultant – responsible for implementation, training, and consultation with clients on the ITS Student Management system. While at Adapt IT, she worked with universities, universities of technology, polytechnics and TVET colleges in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Rwanda, Ghana and New Zealand which were using the ITS system; the eighteen years were spent in Higher Education sector, of which thirteen years were at the Peninsula Technicon now named Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) as a ITS Systems Support/Trainer, where she was responsible for support, internal training, coordinating external training by ITS on all ITS Systems and local software.

She joined Sol Plaatje University on 01 April 2017 as the Systems Administrator and in 2018 was promoted to Senior Manager:  Systems Support in the Registrar’s Office.  She was elected as an ITSUG EXCO member in 2022.

Career Statement: “Use your skills, knowledge, experiences and attributes to inspire and implement a lasting legacy to make a meaningful contribution to society on your pathway.”


Pravie Govender
Executive Committee Member
ITSI User Group EXCO Member (2015 – current)
Senior Business Development Manager: Adapt IT: Education
Pravie holds a  ND Computer Data Processing (DUT), Office  Management and Technology (DUT) and a Masters Degree  in Business Leadership (UNISA).

ITS Integrator System Experience: Over 25 years
Career Profile:
Person of the Year 2009
Extensive Experience on the ITS Product Suite of Products
Adapt IT – 14 Years
Experience in the Higher Education Sector – Over 30 Years

Career Statement:  Strive to Empower, Share my knowledge and Mentor my fellow colleagues.



Bella Lambrecht

ITSI User Group Administrator & Events Co-ordinator (2022 -)

I am a disciplined, self-driven individual with a passion for service excellence towards my clients
I have been part of the ITS User Group since 1993 and have a good knowledge of the ITS Integrator Systems.

Career Profile:

Self employed
Adapt IT (1994 - 2021)
Personal Quote: "Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you." Oprah Winfrey"


Bobby Bezuidenhout

Treasurer, Accountant and Webmaster

Career Profile:
Currently I am retired from the formal sector and render a service to the ITS Integrator User Group in the capacity as Independent Contractor.

I have a fair knowledge of ITS Integrator Software and the activities of the ITSI User Group since my first involvement in 1994. The TVET College I was employed at, as ICT Manager, was the first College to acquire the Software.

I am grateful for the opportunity to be involved in the activities of the User Group.


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