Posts tagged as South Africa

What’s hot at SA GeoTech 2017

  SA GeoTech 2017, a geospatial and measurement technologies conference and exhibition taking place in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, aims to enhance the geo-intelligence skills of delegates with the intention of providing their organisations with strategic management insights, enhanced performance and efficiency, and added business value. Exhibitors will also be showcasing the latest products, services, tools and […]

Calls for more flexible drone regulatory environment at DroneCon

  Some interesting statistics relating to the South African drone industry were presented at DroneCon 2017 which was held at VodaWorld in Midrand from 7 to 9 June 2017. Economist Dr. Roelof Botha gave an enlightening keynote address on drones, also known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and their role in the South African economy. […]

Mapping HIV hotpots for prevention methods

  Esri South Africa and the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) recently held a live demonstration of how they map HIV hotspots using ArcGIS while overcoming the dual burden of data scarcity and spatial interpolation challenges. SANAC is responsible for the co-ordination of a multi-sectoral HIV, TB and STI response for South Africa. The […]

Supporting solar energy solutions in South Africa

  To assist in the construction of the new Ilanga solar power plant, a concentrating parabolic trough plant with a thermal energy storage system, which will form part of the Karoshoek solar thermal park located near Upington, Kwikspace Modular Buildings recently delivered three 200 m2 mobile office buildings to the project. This follows the company’s […]

Nuclear energy: the best option for South Africa?

  Eskom appears to be more concerned with building large new nuclear power stations than in signing power purchase agreements with independent power producers which use renewable energy sources. Energize caught up with energy analyst and managing director of EE Publishers, Chris Yelland, and asked his opinion of what generation technologies South Africa should opt […]

The conflicted state of BIM in South Africa

  There’s a deep irony in what’s keeping building information modelling (BIM) adoption in limbo in South Africa: A technology meant to ease collaboration among stakeholders lacks the collaboration that is needed to realise it nationally. A panel of experts in the construction sector and in quantity surveying set out to gauge the resistance to […]

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