Earth observation challenge searches for novel applications

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has launched the South Africa Earth Observation Challenge 2018 in partnership with satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe, RIIS and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) on 31 July 2018. The competition challenges South African-based individuals and organisations to come with up novel earth observation applications to address urban resilience, water […]

International researcher to speak at upcoming electrical test workshop

Internationally renowned engineer and researcher, Dr Andrew Eriksson, will deliver the opening keynote address at SABS’ upcoming electrical test workshop. Dr Eriksson is the former assistant director of the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) National Electrical Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and was involved in the establishment of the high-voltage test facilities […]

Global UAS experts meet, open documents for comment

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) hosted the bi-annual plenary meeting of the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) during April, with the next meeting scheduled for 15 to 19 October in San Diego, US. JARUS includes experts from 54 National Aviation Authorities and regional aviation safety organisations working together to recommend a […]

Borehole and associated data interoperability experiment

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites interested parties to participate in its borehole and associated data interoperability experiment – the Borehole IE. Geological and geophysical data play a crucial role in contemporary society. Any application that needs to probe the underground relies on these data, including raw material exploration, hydrology, oil and gas, mining, civil […]

Electra Mining Africa 2018 official electrical, power & control preview supplement

EE Publishers, in association with Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, is producing approximately 12 000 copies of an exclusive, official Electrical, Power & Control Preview/ Supplement for the Electra Mining Africa 2018 Exhibition. In addition to relevant technical articles and advertisements, the Official Electrical, Power & Control Preview guide will include the exhibitor company name, stand number, […]

Nuclear on back burner as renewables gain greater share of SA’s electricity future

The South African government will launch a new round in its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers’ Procurement Programme later this year. Addressing an audience of about 400 delegates at the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Stakeholder Engagement event at Gallagher Conference Centre recently, Jeff Radebe, the minister of energy, said that his department will launch a […]