GCRO survey assists fact-based policy making and governance

  The highly regarded Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO) Quality of Life Survey (QoLS), now in it third release, was recently launched at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in the presence of the Gauteng premier, David Makhura. The survey of 27 000 people from a cross section of Gauteng residents is a joint research […]

Guidance for young mine surveyors

  Responding to a suggestion from final year BTech Mine Surveying students at the University of Johannesburg, head of department of minerals surveying, Hennie Grobler, arranged a panel discussion to address the students’ concerns, and provide them with advice and guidance as they prepare to enter the workforce. The panel of professionals included Institute of […]

The Van der Bijl Awards at the 2014 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

  More than 60 000 learners from schools in 26 regions around the country submit their science projects, exhibiting research, design, entrepreneurship, innovation and inventiveness at the regional Expos, with over a thousand learners participating in the national finals. Learners have the opportunity to discuss their work with professional scientists, judges, educators, learners from other […]

Inspiring learners to take up GISc careers

  A Global Connections and Exchange: My Community, our Earth (MyCOE) Youth TechCamp was hosted at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Geoinformation Science (GISc) from 14 to 22 July 2014. The program aims to provide opportunities for youngsters to learn more about online geo-technologies and how to apply them in service of their communities. The camp […]

Visitors learn about SA’s spatial planning and data infrastructure

  Six delegates from Uganda’s Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development visited South Africa to learn about South Africa’s spatial planning and data infrastructure. The visit also offered insights into the Ugandan land use and planning system for their South African counterparts in the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), who hosted the deputation. […]

Learning more about science-based careers

  The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) hosted its annual Science Day on  5 August 2014 as part of the National Science Week initiative led by the Department of Science and Technology. The CSIR Science Day was held at the Pretoria campus, and intends to expose learners, educators and the public to science-based […]

Video: UJ’s Ilanga II solar race car launched

  The University of Johannesburg’s Solar Team launched its Ilanga II solar race car on 5 August in anticipation of the biennial Sasol Solar Challenge. The eight-day challenge (27 September to 4 October 2014), starts in Johannesburg, passes through Port Elizabeth and finishes in Cape Town. South African universities and other local solar teams will compete […]