Getting land reform back on track

  Land reform in South Africa is a complex matter and efforts to ensure sustainable land distribution and authenticated land restitution need to be supported. More funding, increased resources and efficient management of the land reform process will go a long way towards speeding up the land claims and redistribution processes as well as preventing […]

Governance and geo-information management go hand-in-hand

  Between the local government elections, Brexit, #FeesMustFall, the goings on at the National Prosecuting Authority, the State Capture Report and the triumph of Trump, it has certainly been an eventful 2016. While we have been entertained by social media depictions of the arrival of Jesus during the local elections and the ongoing search for the […]

Mini-bus taxi industry needs geospatial oversight

  Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau recently pointed out that South African society has a tendency to criminalise the poor. And he is right. Entrepreneurs trying to make a living by selling goods on the side of the road are prosecuted, and people without basic services such as electricity are penalised for connecting themselves illegally. There […]

Geomatics Profession Act ushers in new era

  The Geomatics profession is a multidisciplinary sector of special competency required for the establishment and sustenance of geospatially enabled societies, planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes. The thrust of positioning and geospatial information management becomes undoubtedly the nucleus of Geomatics practice and its continuous development. The principles of the Geomatics profession as […]