Imminent legalisation of commercial “drone” use boosts UAV airshow

    Even more excitement is being generated by the Geomatics Indaba – UAV Airshow 2015 following the recent announcement by the director of civil aviation, Poppy Khoza, that the minister of transport has signed the South African Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Regulations and that they will be officially published and implementable on 1 […]

Arc Flash Conference – call for papers

  Arc flash is arguably one of the most topical issues being discussed in the electrical engineering community in South Africa and worldwide (especially in the mining, utilities and manufacturing areas). Technology and safety procedures have significantly reduced most other forms of electrical injuries; however incidents related to arc flash have surfaced as one of […]

Minister signs off on drone regulations

  South Africa’s drone regulations will be officially published and implementable on 1 July 2015. This was announced on 17 May 2015 by the director of civil aviation, Poppy Khoza, who revealed that the minister of transport has signed the RPAS regulations. The news follows months of amendments, refining and incorporating of requests from various […]

Guidelines for the safe use of standby / portable generators on utilities’ networks

  In the past few months, many South Africans had to make peace with the fact that the country does not have enough generating capacity to meet the growing demand for energy. This admission has seen many households and businesses subjected to load shedding as the grid creaked under severe pressure and back-up generating capacity […]

Win a sponsored trip to Geomatics Indaba 2015

  The South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI), in response to a skills-development challenge from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform,  has decided to sponsor five individuals (by way of a competition) to attend Geomatics Indaba 2015. Flights, transport, accommodation and delegate fees will be covered for the five delegates sponsored by SAGI, in addition […]

Top keynote speaker line-up for Geomatics Indaba 2015

  Kees de Zeeuw from the Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), The Netherlands, has agreed to be a keynote speaker at Geomatics Indaba 2015. He joins Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, President of the Institute of Navigation, and Dr. Carl Reed, former Chief Technology Officer at the Open Geospatial Consortium, who will also be sharing their expertise at the […]

Winner of best technical article in EngineerIT for 2014

Congratulations to Ross Manyika whose article “3D printing technology produced locally” was selected as the best locally written technical article published in EngineerIT during 2014. The article was published in the March 2014 issue. Ross received a multifunction printer sponsored by Canon as the prize for his winning article. A lucky reader, Ndleleni Boyilane has […]

Invitation to enter international energy competition

  The Energy Institute (EI)’s annual awards competition is now open and the EI is calling for entries from all sectors of the global energy industry. These awards, run by the EI for over 15 years, celebrate the best of the energy sector, highlighting the invaluable contribution that the industry makes to society. Ian Marchant, […]