Irregular municipal expenditure up by 75%

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has expressed concern about the 75% increase in irregular municipal expenditure, from R16,212-billion in the previous year to R28,376-billion in the year under review, as reported in the recent Auditor General’s report. CESA believes the main reason for the increase in irregular expenditure is the continued non-compliance with supply chain […]

Borehole and associated data interoperability experiment

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites interested parties to participate in its borehole and associated data interoperability experiment – the Borehole IE. Geological and geophysical data play a crucial role in contemporary society. Any application that needs to probe the underground relies on these data, including raw material exploration, hydrology, oil and gas, mining, civil […]

Electra Mining Africa 2018 official electrical, power & control preview supplement

EE Publishers, in association with Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, is producing approximately 12 000 copies of an exclusive, official Electrical, Power & Control Preview/ Supplement for the Electra Mining Africa 2018 Exhibition. In addition to relevant technical articles and advertisements, the Official Electrical, Power & Control Preview guide will include the exhibitor company name, stand number, […]

Smart urbanism and sustainability require new business models

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) gathered in Sandton from 30 to 31 May for the fourth annual RICS Summit Africa to discuss smart urbanism and sustainability in the built environment. The need for new business models also received attention. The summit brought together professionals in the built environment from business, government, academia and […]

Gallery: GISSA Gauteng meeting, 18 May 2018

Government-developed GIS tools took centre stage at the GISSA Gauteng branch meeting on 18 May 2018 in Pretoria. GIS for resource management was an underlying theme… Read the full article here.

Public sector GIS and tools show benefits of data integration

Government-developed GIS tools took centre stage at the GISSA Gauteng branch meeting on 18 May 2018 in Pretoria. GIS for resource management was an underlying theme. Celiwe Kgowedi from the Gauteng Office of the Premier’s Planning Division introduced the audience to the Gauteng City Region Integrated Geospatial Data Platform, a GIS portal which she said […]

Workshop on GIS in 4D and database management

The Oracle Spatial and Graph special interest group met at the software company’s headquarters in Midrand on 22 May 2018 to share database management tools, tips and tricks. The interest group comprises various users of the Oracle Spatial and Graph component of the Oracle Database. Geospace’s Susan Naudé gave a presentation on adding a time […]

SA firm wins top industry awards

On 21 May 2018 SMEC South Africa won three Diamond Arrow awards at the PMR.Africa Annual Awards held in Johannesburg. These were awarded based on the results of a National Survey of Consulting Engineering Firms, a peer research-based method of determining the best companies in each category. The company was first overall in the following […]

BIM competition winners announced

The BIM Institute has announced the winners of its two Living Spaces BIM Design Competitions 2018 at the African Construction Expo in May. Both competitions explored the ability of building information modelling technology in designing healthier residential living spaces, and were aimed at individuals and medium-sized architect firms in South Africa. The competitions also set […]