Radar satellite launched for Copernicus

Copernicus Sentinel-3B was launched on 25 April 2018, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union’s Copernicus environment programme.  The mission is expected to begin routine operations after five months. “This is the seventh launch of a Sentinel satellite in the last four […]

South African satellite to support Operation Phakisa

The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, participated in a ceremony to send off South Africa’s second nanosatellite to India, where it will be launched on 18 July 2018. ZACUBE-2 will provide remote sensing and communication services to South Africa and the region. The 4 kg satellite was developed by the French South African […]

Digital mining research lab receives R15m funding

The University of the Witwatersrand’s Mining Institute (WMI) has launched the Sibanye Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine) on 28 March 2018 after receiving R15-million funding from the mining company for the digital mining research centre to help develop 21stcentury skills for the mining industry. The centre’s research focuses primarily on safety (“zero-harm mining”) and increased […]

International occupational health and safety standard published

The international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) has been published in March 2018. ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, provides a robust and effective set of processes for improving work safety in global supply chains. Designed to help organisations of all sizes and industries, the […]

Invitation to attend the inaugural AGM of SAESA

. You, your colleagues, business associates and all interested companies and persons are cordially invited to attend the the inaugural AGM of the newly-formed South African Energy Storage Association (SAESA). DATE: 26 March 2018 TIME: 16h00 to 18h00 VENUE: Conference room 2.1, GE offices, 60 Glenhove Road, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg Meeting room 5, Workshop 17 […]

Managing heritage resources in the digital age

The South African Heritage Resources Information System (SAHRIS) online content management system allows South Africans to play a role in the preservation and conservation of their heritage, and offers the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) a way to effectively coordinate the management of heritage resources.  The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) is the […]

Young scientists put data to work in solving problems

A group of young data science students could have the answer to help prevent fatalities in South African mines due to seismic activity and rock bursts, with the development of an early warning and monitoring system called “Rock Pulse”. The students are part of a group participating in the Data Science for Impact and Decision […]