Archive for November, 2014

Only 11,1% of African households have internet

  While over three billion people are now online and information and communication technology (ICT) growth remains buoyant in just about every country worldwide, still only 11,1% of African households have access to the internet compared to 63,8% of their European counterparts. This is according to ITU’s flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report. The […]

TUT award ceremony for geomatics students

  Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Geomatics held its Student Award Ceremony on 23 October 2014. Acting head of department Alex Briell welcomed the students, sponsors and representatives from the geospatial industry. Keynote speaker Raleigh Maesela, vice-president of the South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI), encouraged the students to learn the tactic of deferred gratification […]

PositionIT Inbox, Nov/Dec 2014

  This month’s letters focus on the issue of Johannesburg and Tshwane’s recent water crisis. Send your letters to: Our winning letter re: No water, but it’s beyond our control Dear Editor I certainly support the views expressed in this article, (see pg. 3 of the October 2014 issue of PositionIT). The government has a propensity to […]

Delay in first synchronisation of Unit 6 at Medupi likely

  At a briefing by Eskom’s Medupi project manager, Roman Crookes, and the head of capital projects, Dan Morakane, it was indicated that a further delay in the first synchronisation of Unit 6 at Medupi power station is increasingly likely, and that the minister of Public Enterprises and other key stakeholders were being informed of […]