Planning law reform and recent developments in the Western Cape

by Spencer Dreyer, SAGI Spencer Dreyer, the SAGI Western Cape branch Cadastral Commission Chairperson, provides an overview of the current legislative environment and its implications for land surveyors. We are living in exciting and challenging times as the dawn of a new era of national and provincial planning legislation redefining the roles and responsibilities of […]

Heritage building assessments handed over to City of Joburg

The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation (formerly the Parktown Westcliff Heritage Trust) has completed the assessment of heritage buildings in the Johannesburg City Centre, and has handed over the assessments to CGIS at the City of Joburg for inclusion on the city’s website. Flo Bird (right) from the Johannesburg Heritage Trust handing over the assessment data to […]

Gauteng Committee plans for 2014

In order to ensure advanced planning and increased participation of its members and sponsors, the GISSA Gauteng committee met on 11 October 2013 at Eskom Convention Centre in Midrand to set its plans for the rest of 2013 and 2014 in motion. From left to right: Jacob Modiba, Anina du Plessis, Petunia Pedinyane, Marlanie Moodley, […]

SASGI 2013: Surveying and geomatics event of the year

The South African Surveying and Geomatics Indaba 2013 (SASGI 2013) was a great success. The conference which focused on “Geospatial Solutions for National Development Planning” was opened by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, and the Chief Surveyor-General of South Africa, Mmuso Riba. Around 600 delegates attended SASGI 2013 and there […]

GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 Conference Proceedings

ISBN 978-0-620-52913-6   Academic Papers Assessing the quality of repositories of volunteered geographical information by Antony K Cooper, Built Environment, CSIR and Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria, Serena Coetzee, Centre for Geoinformation Science, University of Pretoria, and Derrick G Kourie, Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria Exploring the potential suitability of an […]

Highlights from GISSA Ukubuzana 2012

GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 was a resounding success. Almost 600 delegates and 66 exhibitors attended the geospatial industry conference which was held at Emperors Palace from 2 to 4 October 2012. Delegates were welcomed to the conference by Councillor Bennet Nikani, the MMC for City Planning and Economic Development for Ekurhuleni, and the welcome address was […]

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