Call for startups to rethink how technology could interact with aerospace

Airbus launched its second edition of #Africa4Future, a joint accelerator programme between the company’s global aerospace accelerator BizLab and Make-IT in Africa, a programme by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit German (GIZ), the German Agency for International Cooperation. For this second edition, the company calls for African tech start-ups that are working on solutions […]

Introducing pupils to geomatics careers

The annual Western Cape GIS Week this year took place from 3 to 7 September 2018 at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Bellville. Organised and sponsored by GISSA, the event is open to all Grade 9 to 12 geography, maths and science learners, and comprised an Olympiad and the GIS Week programme. GISSA, […]

Youth hackathon helps develop knowledge economy

Sanral and Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) have partnered with WherIsMyTransport to host the ETC Hackathon in Cape Town from 26 to 28 October 2018. Under the theme of “collaborate and innovate,” participants were invited to create innovative smart mobility applications utilising both Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) toll gantry data and WhereIsMyTransport public transport data. […]

Open online course on sustainable construction and development

The Chartered Institute of Building Academy is launching a new massive open online course (MOOC) on sustainable development. This follows the success of the first construction-focused MOOC which the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) ran last year, attracting more than 3000 construction professionals in over 100 countries. The five-week interactive course, which kicked off in […]

Startup accelerator to develop growth stage tech

IBM South Africa, through its Equity Equivalence Investment Programme (EEIP) together with Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, have launched a startup accelerator taking place from 8 October 2018 to 16 November 2018. The programme is designed to develop growth stage tech and digital startups using a boot camp format. The boot camp will focus on enablement […]

Tshwane University of Technology to phase out BTech Surveying

To align itself with the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF) of 2013, the Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Geomatics Department is phasing out its BTech Surveying course to make way for a degree course. Situated in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, the department currently offers a three-year National Diploma in Surveying and […]