Young scholar award winner shows power of geo-visualisation

This year’s Esri South Africa Young Scholar Award recipient is Lehlohonolo Thipe, a master student from the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, University of Pretoria, South Africa. The Esri Young Scholar Award recognises the exemplary work of current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in geospatial science disciplines at international universities. Winning entries are selected […]

Showcasing local science, technology and innovation

Cape Town’s Iziko Museum w the backdrop for the 2018 Department of Science and Technology Budget Vote exhibition showcasing the department’s latest scientific innovations. This year’s Budget Vote was held under the theme, “Advancing the legacy of Mama Albertina Sisulu through people-centred science and technology”. The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, delivered her […]

Incubating future entrepreneurs

Launched in April 2018, Silulo Business Incubation (SBI) aims to empower and assist upcoming entrepreneurs to grow not only their businesses but also their confidence in the business space. The centre offers office space, boardrooms, training and conference rooms as well as eighteen shared office space for entrepreneurs. The incubation will also offer networking sessions […]

Study guide for the desktop GIS

The Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide for 10.5 guide is designed to help individuals prepare for the ArcGIS Desktop Associate exam. The exam, offered by the Esri Technical Certification Program, tests proficiency in working with ArcGIS applications, including ArcGIS Pro 1.4 and ArcMap 10.5, to visualise, manage, and analyse geospatial data. People who […]

Applying geoinformation in data science

“Everything evolves around data – it’s the way forward,” said Enathi Motolwana, a University of Pretoria (UP) honours student who participated in the CSIR’s Data Science for Impact and Decision Enablement (DSIDE) programme. Motolwana and fellow UP graduate, Luqmaan Hassim, recently shared their experience in the programme with UP undergraduates in the Centre for Geoinformation […]

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 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 to […]

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 […]