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 […]

Connecting developers and investors to grow startups

Esri South Africa has in recent months started involving itself more with local technology startups. The geospatial company held its first StartTech Meetup in collaboration with Thmbprnt on 14 September 2017, connecting developers and start-ups with business development experts. Keynoting the event was Abu Bakr Cassim, co-founder of the investment platform Jozi Angels, and Michael […]

Survey donation to university grows educational capacity

The University of South Africa’s (UNISA) Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering recently accepted a donation of survey equipment from survey instrumentation supplier ProtSurv Geo Centre. The donation will allow more students to simultaneously participate in the surveying practical courses. ProtSurv’s DC van der Walt and Vincent Ratshilumela handed over the donation of two Fujiyama […]

University partnership builds geomatics and human skills

  Following two weeks of collaborative geo-app development for community upliftment, the University of Pretoria’s 2017 Winter School on Participatory Sensing concluded on 4 August 2017 with student presentations. The exchange programme, now in its third year, forms part of the Geomatics and Participation project in which the University of Pretoria (UP)’s Centre for Geoinformation […]