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 […]

Civil Aviation Authority to crackdown on illegal drone flying

  The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is set to clampdown on the illegal flying, in civil airspace of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAV), as normally referred to. The move was prompted by recent reports that purported that there are individuals and/or organisations that are already operating or intending to […]

Technology Innovation Agency CEO dismissed

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT The board of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) dismissed the CEO Simphiwe Duma on 31 March 2014.  This was announced by the minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom. Simphiwe Duma was suspended last year pending a forensic investigation followed by a disciplinary hearing based on the […]

Listing in the AfricaGEO 2014 Exhibition Preview

  What’s hot @ AfricaGEO 2014! Tell the industry what your company does, and the new and exciting technologies, products, systems and services that you will be exhibiting at AfricaGEO 2014… Please complete and submit the form below if you would like your company to be listed in the AfricaGEO 2014 Exhibition Preview in PositionIT magazine. […]

Distributor open day showcases product range

  At their recent open day Afgen displayed a selection of their product range to clients in the mining and built environment sector. Several total station models were on display and demonstrated, offering clients a chance to test them first hand. The C-Astral Bramor Geo drone attracted the most attention as an easy and cost […]

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 […]