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 […]

Supporting women in science and technology

According to the UN, a significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines worldwide. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields. “The UN has noted that gender equality and the […]

Mauritian university joins GIS training programme

Esri South Africa and the University of Mauritius have signed a partnership agreement, allowing the entire university access to Esri’s ArcGIS technology. At an event held on 12 January 2018, Vice chancellor Prof. Dhanjay Jhurry joined Patrick McKivergan, managing director of Esri South Africa, in concluding the agreement. The University of Mauritius (UoM) is one […]

Teaching digital transformation of the construction industry

Students of the Faculty of Computer Science at the Nuremberg Institute of Technology in Germany have come up with ideas to avoid many of the issues that lead to construction projects failing, failures which can cost taxpayers and the economy billions each year. Prof. Peter Rausch at the institute’s department of Information Systems began teaching […]

BIM courses see uptick on continent

The BIM Academy, a training partner to the BIM Institute, has reported an uptick in interest for its BIM courses, which it attributes to the need for professional leadership in African Building Information Modelling (BIM) rollout. In the past three months alone the academy has run the two-day course in Ethiopia, Mauritius, Johannesburg and most […]

Learnership programme offers valuable work experience

Johannesburg local Dumisa Mhlobo (24) has joined Maptek in a year-long learnership programme to work in general office administration and assist the I-Site team with logistics. He jumped at the opportunity, which is designed to give young people entry into the workforce through training and workplace learning. Mhlobo said Maptek’s position as a leading developer […]

Geomatics students’ achievement recognised

The Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Geomatics Department held its annual awards ceremony on 31 October 2017 at its Pretoria Campus to recognise students who excelled academically. Fifteen students from across the three-year courses were recognised. Two speakers also addressed the students. Corné de Jager, who represented the South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI), said to […]