Digital and audio-visual content hub launched in Johannesburg

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, founded by Wits University, has launched a Digital Content Hub, an incubator of innovative and creative audio-visual content, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Institute of South Africa. A three-year R 14 500 000 grant from AFD will enable Tshimologong to expand its activities to incorporate […]

High school pupils test their mapping skills

To interest high school pupils in geospatial careers, the Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Geomatics Department hosted a mapping competition in August 2018. This year’s competition theme was “Map your neighbourhood,” with students tasked to draw maps of the land use and areas of interest in their neighbourhood. Submissions were judged on their depictions of […]

Expert shares insight on startup-inspired workplace practices

At an event at Rise Cape Town – Absa’s Cape Town-based innovation hub – Steve McClelland shared his insights and pragmatic tips with startups and those innovating from within their corporate worlds. Steve McClelland came from a successful exit of his start-up in Silicon Valley, to product managing in global megatechs like Yahoo and Twitter. […]

Phasing out dates of Chamber of Mines certificates

Due to the insistence by the Department of Higher Education that only SAQA registered education service providers can issue formal qualifications, the Board of Executives of the Chamber of Mines has advised on the phasing out dates of the chamber of mines certificates. The final date to register for the Chamber of Mines Certificate in […]

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 […]