GISSA promotes geospatial professions at career day

The Geo-Information Society of South Africa (GISSA) Gauteng branch’s Education portfolio, represented by Prevlan Chetty, was recently involved in the West Rand Careers Expo, held at the Greenhills Stadium in Randfontein from 13 to 16 March 2018. The Expo is run by the Krugersdorp Rotary Club and is aimed at providing career guidance and counselling […]

Innovation competition launched to improve travel across Africa

The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation, based in the UK, in conjunction with Wits University and the Tshimologong Precinct, has launched an innovation competition to address the question: What information, tools or technology will first-time air travellers in Africa need to make their journeys easy, successful and enjoyable? The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation Innovation […]

Workshop considers local approaches to BIM

The BIM Academy, a training partner of the BIM Institute, hosted a two-day workshop in Pretoria in February, drawing 28 construction professionals including civil engineers, quantity surveyors, technical directors, office managers and planning consultants, CAD specialists and academia. Themed “Enhancing the BIM process for Africa”, the workshop looked at local approaches to implementing building information […]

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 […]

Startups show off their ideas

Esri South Africa has partnered with Venture Network for another in its series of “pitch nights” for startups, held on 7 March 2018 at the company’s head offices in Midrand, providing entrepreneurs an opportunity to expose their ideas to industry and potential investor. The programme is aligned to Esri South Africa’s Startup Programme. Startups can […]

Science engagements with learners

The South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Science Advancement team continues to inspire learners in various schools throughout the country. In this quarter, the team participated at the Science Tube festival in Galishewe, Kimberley, in the Northern Cape from 12 to 16 February 2018. Learners were exposed to the agency’s Earth Observation, Space Science and […]

Partnership steps up enterprise development drive

Now in its sixth year of collaboration, the MTN SA Foundation and the Datacomb Development Hub (DDH) project is part of MTN’s Accelerated Business Development Programme which has, to date, helped nurture and grow over 100 SMEs. The project is currently looking for this year’s 20 SMEs which will benefit from this programme. The DDH […]

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 […]