Posts tagged as South Africa

Space weather impacts satellites, navigation and communications

  Aviation professionals and private companies attended the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Science division’s first space weather information day, held in Pretoria on 8 April 2014. The day was aimed at raising general public awareness of space weather and its relevance, and of the services offered by the division’s space weather monitoring […]

SA nuclear industry sharply criticizes the IRP 2010-2030 Update Report 2013

  A comprehensive review commissioned by the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) is sharply critical of the draft Update Report 2013 of the Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP) 2010-2030 recently issued for comment by the South African Department of Energy (DoE).   The draft IRP 2010-2030  Update Report 2013 has not yet […]

Registration open for AfricaGEO 2014

  Plans are well underway for the AfricaGEO 2014 Conference and Exhibition which is scheduled to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1 to 3 July 2014. The event will provide a platform to share the latest developments in surveying and geo-information (including remote sensing and aerial imagery) and the very […]

Surveyors object to reservation of work for planners

  by Clare van Zwieten, editor Land surveyors are up in arms about a notice issued by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform in November last year which called for comments on the Draft Regulations for the Planning Profession Act (Act No. 36 of 2002). Land surveyors’ objections to the draft regulations are […]

Ehlanzeni District Municipality celebrates GIS Day

  Ehlanzeni District Municipality (EDM) celebrated GIS Day on 20 November 2013 at their Disaster Management centre. The theme for the event was “Planning for our communities through GIS”. EDM’s Executive Mayor Letta Shongwe graced the event with her presence. She showed her unwavering support through her warm opening and welcoming remarks. Members of the […]

South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors 2013

    The Plato Council held its 30th Annual Meeting at the Palm Dunes Hotel in Blythedale, KwaZulu Natal on 7 and 8 October 2013. This meeting was significant for two reasons, firstly it was the thirtieth annual meeting since the commencement of the Plato Act in 1984 and secondly, by all accounts, it will […]

Transformation well underway

  The Geomatics Profession Act, 19 of 2013, was promulgated in December 2013. This provides for a process of transformation of the geomatics profession and facilitation of accessibility to the geomatics profession, but this process has been well underway for the geospatial information science branch. In 2013 GISSA placed emphasis on the strengthening of the […]

Mapping renewable energy sites

  The CSIR has released a map with initial identification of geographical areas best suited for the roll-out of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects in South Africa. These results form part of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) that the CSIR is conducting for wind and solar energy, on behalf of the national Department […]

A quarter of a century of electrification – part one

  by Jac Messerschmidt, Pr. Eng. “In times of need, vision separates real leaders from the rest” – Anonymous The slogan “electricity for all” was first used in 1988, and in the same year the first electrification joint venture was created in the Eastern Cape. Over the next twenty-five years, this initiative grew to bring […]

Imaging and business solutions expo

  The third annual Canon SA Expo took place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 29 November to 1 December 2013. It offered visitors the opportunity to see and test-out Canon’s range of consumer imaging and business solutions products, including large format printers, copiers, scanners, faxes, and photographic equipment. The company also had the ImagePress […]