The state of the proposed nuclear new-build programme in South Africa

  During a wide-ranging interview with Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi on Friday 4 August 2017, EE Publishers investigative editor Chris Yelland took the opportunity to get an update from her on the state of the proposed nuclear new-build programme in South Africa. It was all on track This time last year, the procurement process for […]

University partnership builds geomatics and human skills

  Following two weeks of collaborative geo-app development for community upliftment, the University of Pretoria’s 2017 Winter School on Participatory Sensing concluded on 4 August 2017 with student presentations. The exchange programme, now in its third year, forms part of the Geomatics and Participation project in which the University of Pretoria (UP)’s Centre for Geoinformation […]

Energy minister calls on City of Cape Town to engage

  In an interview on Friday 4 August 2017 with EE Publishers investigative editor Chris Yelland, Energy Minister Mmamobolo Kubayi confirmed that the Department of Energy (DoE) and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has been served with court papers by the City of Cape Town demanding the right of the City to […]

Energy minister suspends DDG responsible for electricity planning in SA

  In an exclusive interview by EE Publishers investigative editor Chris Yelland, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi confirmed that Department of Energy DDG for Policy, Planning and Clean Energy, Mr. Ompi Aphane, who is also responsible for the new updated national Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity, IRP2016, has just been suspended. The Minister indicated that a […]

The end for “baseloadism” in SA, and the need for “flexible” power generation

  In the brave new world of power generation, the old paradigm and approach of dispatching baseload, mid-merit and peaking generation capacity, in that order to meet electricity demand, is being turned on its head. With the massive reduction in the price of renewable energy from wind and solar photo-voltaic (PV) plant over the last […]

Conference explores geotech business benefits and deployment strategies

  SA GeoTech 2017, a geospatial business conference, brought the geospatial and related industries together in Gauteng for three days to discuss and demonstrate geospatial and measurement technologies, their business benefits and applications. The conference, which took place from 25 to 27 July 2017, also provided insight into current geotech trends and deployment strategies. Hosted […]

Artificial intelligence’s economic impact ambiguous

  On 27 July 2017 four prominent panellists in a Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Forum tackled the tough topic of artificial intelligence’s impact on economic growth. The panellist were Accenture’s director and innovation lead, Rory Moore, World Wide Worx managing director Arthur Goldstuck, Openserve chief strategy officer Pushkar Gokhale, and Sappi group chief […]

Report offers global satellite industry snapshot

  The Satellite Industry Association (SIA), a trade association representing the commercial satellite industry, has recently released its State of the Satellite Report June 2017, reporting on global satellite industry data from 2016. The report has been prepared by consultancy Bryce Space and Technology, and is based on proprietary surveys, in-depth public information, and independent […]

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