Amateur radio enthusiasts to gather at annual Space Symposium

Amateur radio’s newest and first geostationary satellite will be a major focus at the annual AMSAT SA Space Symposium to be held in Midrand on 16 March 2019. Es’hail-2 was launched late last year and includes an amateur radio transponder. The payload was recently activated and is providing radio amateurs in Africa, Europe and the […]

Huawei sues the US government

On 7 March Huawei announced that it has filed a complaint in a US federal court that challenges the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Through this action, Huawei seeks a declaratory judgement that the restrictions targeting Huawei are unconstitutional, and a permanent injunction against these restrictions. “The US […]

SABS turnaround plan re-introduces customer-specific requirement testing

Acting SABS chief executive officer Garth Strachan reported to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry that the turnaround plan, approved by the minister of Trade and Industry in January, had brought back stability to the entity and that the SABS had reintroduced customer-specific requirement (CSR) testing. According to Strachan, a key element in […]

SAIMC Tshwane elects new committee

The SAIMC Tshwane branch has elected its 2019 committee at its monthly technical meeting held in February 2019. In his chairman’s report, Petrus Klopper said that the branch has made progress in the past year and was pleased with achieving gold status. “This means that we met 90% of our targets. We must aim for […]

Start-up Spotlight: Data management for environmental monitoring

MAP Scientific Services (MAPSS) is a classic university start-up that aims to find innovative and sustainable solutions for people, animals, and ecosystems to thrive in a rapidly changing world. MAPSS comprises of a dynamic team of ecologists and GIS professionals geared towards solving problems. To achieve this they focus on conservation, ecological restoration, and sustainable […]