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 […]

Zuma orders investigation into Project Vulindlela

  by Clare van Zwieten, EE Publishers President Zuma has issued a proclamation calling on the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and its service providers for alleged fraud, corruption and maladministration relating to the e-cadastre project, also known as […]

Utilising BIM to its full capacity

  Information from Aurecon Building Information Modelling (BIM) is advancing so rapidly that it tends to leave a trail of buzzwords and misconceptions in its wake. In this article,Aurecon’s Stephen Logan (Competency Leader for Building Sciences), Quentin Jackson (Service Leader for Environmental Modelling), and John Hainsworth, who heads the BIM team within the Aurecon Building […]

Disputed land

Review by Lindsay Braun, University of Oregon The centrality of the land question to popular metrics about the fulfilment of promises – or the realisation of fears – regarding post-1994 South Africa is probably so familiar to readers of PositionIT that it approaches banality to point it out. The publication of an English version of […]

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