Technology Innovation Agency CEO dismissed

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT The board of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) dismissed the CEO Simphiwe Duma on 31 March 2014.  This was announced by the minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom. Simphiwe Duma was suspended last year pending a forensic investigation followed by a disciplinary hearing based on the […]

Listing in the AfricaGEO 2014 Exhibition Preview

  What’s hot @ AfricaGEO 2014! Tell the industry what your company does, and the new and exciting technologies, products, systems and services that you will be exhibiting at AfricaGEO 2014… Please complete and submit the form below if you would like your company to be listed in the AfricaGEO 2014 Exhibition Preview in PositionIT magazine. […]

Distributor open day showcases product range

  At their recent open day Afgen displayed a selection of their product range to clients in the mining and built environment sector. Several total station models were on display and demonstrated, offering clients a chance to test them first hand. The C-Astral Bramor Geo drone attracted the most attention as an easy and cost […]

Registration open for AfricaGEO 2014

  Plans are well underway for the AfricaGEO 2014 Conference and Exhibition which is scheduled to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1 to 3 July 2014. The event will provide a platform to share the latest developments in surveying and geo-information (including remote sensing and aerial imagery) and the very […]

SA-GEO “Communities of Practice” workshop

  Humbulani Mudau, Chief Director:  Space Science and Technology at the Department of Science and Technology, opened the South African Group on Earth Observation (SA-GEO) Communities of Practice (CoP) Workshop held at the CSIR Convention Centre on 26 and 27 February 2014. The purpose of the workshop was to facilitate the exchange of information and […]

Mining domain consultant appointed

  Optron has announced the appointment of Alex Bals as its Mining Domain Consultant, on a part-time basis. Bals brings over 29 years of experience in a broad range of roles in the mining industry. He will guide and consult to Optron on its mining industry focus. Bals joins Optron after having been with AngloGold […]

User group focuses on integrated spatial analysis

  Hexagon South Africa’s User Group, held in March and attended by approximately 45 industry people showcased the company’s updated product range, and explained the synergies between Hexagon Geospatial, Leica and Intergraph. Intergraph Systems SA, Leica Geosystems, Aciel Geomatics, Geo Data Design, GeoSpace International, and Hexagon Geospatial jointly hosted the conference. Professor Josef Strobl from […]

Calling young surveyors to join FIG Young Surveyors Network

  Established due to the lack of young professionals within the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), the FIG Young Surveyors Network (FIG YSN) is an international network of young professionals (aged 35 years and under and/or having graduated from a Bachelor or Masters not more than ten years ago). FIG, the parent body of FIG […]

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors focuses on Africa

  Having highlighted Africa as a primary focus, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) global President Elect, Louise Brooke-Smith visited South Africa and Ghana. Brooke-Smith takes up the role of president from 1 July 2014, becoming the first woman president of RICS. With offices in 27 cities around the world and 100 000 qualified […]

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