The waiting continues: UAS interim regulations expected in 2015

  The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has undertaken to have its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) interim guidance document ready before the end of March 2015. The interim guidance document is intended to be a provisional solution enabling restricted operational approval of UAS on a case-by-case basis, until maturity is attained by both the […]

Augmented reality as a workplace tool

  Although the adoption of augmented reality (AR) in the enterprise is still in its infancy, AR technology has matured to a point where organisations can use it as an internal tool to complement and enhance business processes, workflows and employee training. According to research and advisory company Gartner, AR facilitates business innovation by enabling […]

The role of engineers and the technical media in civil society

  This paper was presented on 6 April 2014 by Chris Yelland, managing director at EE Publishers, at the Civilution Congress 2014 held at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa, from 6 to 8 April 2014. Background to the prevailing environment First some background on the prevailing environment in which we find ourselves as engineers […]

PositionIT Inbox, March 2014

  This month’s letters focus on trig beacon maintenance, the Legal Metrology Bill, and Project Vulindlela. Send your letters to: Our winning letter re: Trig beacons – erosion of a valuable asset Dear Editor The Chief Directorate: National Geospatial Information (CD:NGI) is, amongst others, mandated, through the Land Survey Act (Act 8 of 1997), […]