Satellite footage from newly launched satellite

  Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), a leading small satellite company, has released a video from a camera mounted on an exterior panel of TechDemoSat-1, which shows the satellite moments after separation from the Fregat upper stage of its Soyuz-2 launcher, and as it begins its first orbit in space. The satellite was launched on […]

Print industry insights

  Canon was one of several printing companies at the first FESPA Africa expo, a consolidation of Sign Africa and the Visual Communications Africa Expo, which took place in July in Johannesburg. Dan Porter, Head of business imaging for Canon SA, opened Canon’s press conference, stating that even with the move to digital, print remains […]

UJ’s Kliptown Mandela Day initiative

  On Mandela Day 2014, 22 staff members from the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) joined members of the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) in adding a fresh coat of paint to residents’ homes. The wood and tin housing were recently built to accommodate many who were affected by […]

Unmanned aerial operator body discusses way forward

  The Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa (CUAASA) held a well-attended member meeting at the offices of the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA) on 17 July 2014. CUAASA is a recently established voluntary organisation which aims to serve, promote, advance and protect the interests of the commercial unmanned aircraft industry. It […]

Countrywide workshops showcase latest technology offering

  Leica Geosystems and their South African distribution partner Aciel Geomatics held a Gauteng regional workshop for current and prospective clients on 29 July 2014. 140 people attended the workshop, which was one of three national workshops – the other two took place in Durban on 30 July and Cape Town on 1 August. The morning session comprised […]

Gallery: GISSA Gauteng General meeting 18 July 2014

  The Geo-Information Society of South Africa (GISSA) Gauteng held a general meeting on 18 July 2014 at the Ekurhuleni Council Chambers, which was attended by 130 people. Seven speakers gave presentations on various aspects of GIS, ranging from open source platforms and best practices, to professionalising GIS practices and the “selling” of GIS to […]

GISSA Gauteng branch celebrates Mandela Day

  GISSA Gauteng members used their 67 minutes for Nelson Mandela Day to bring some joy to the residents of the  Siyazigabisa Home of Hope.  Siyazigabisa is situated in the Isivana Location of Tembisa, and houses abandoned and runaway children, as well as abused women. Following the GISSA Gauteng general meeting on 18 July 2014, members  prepared lucky-packets […]