Reopening of the “Grandfather” clause and other registration opportunities

  Notice from the  South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors with respect to the re-opening of the Grandfather Clause for Professional GISc Practitioners and a window of opportunity for persons already registered at the Professional level to apply for registration in a different or an additional category. Reopening of the “Grandfather” clause registration […]

New EE Publishers website goes live today

New websites for EE Publishes and its four publications, EngineerIT, Energize, Vector and PositionIT go live today. The websites provide a single, searchable, open-access database of over 25 000 technical and news articles published by EE Publishers over the last ten years, covering the energy, power, electronics, ICT and geomatics sectors of Southern Africa. This […]

FlexiCadastre graduate internship programme

  Spatial Dimension has introduced its inaugural Graduate Internship Programme. Over the first six months of 2014, five promising Cape Town graduates will follow an in-house programme designed to prepare them for a career with Spatial Dimension as a FlexiCadastre software developer. During the programme the graduates will be immersed in the culture of a […]

New CESA president

  Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has elected Abe Thela as their new president for 2014. Thela is a civil engineer with over 20 years’ postgraduate experience, mainly in consulting civil engineering. He completed his schooling in Soweto and matriculated in 1984. In 1982 he was selected to attend a pilot phase of the Programme […]

Enhancing pipeline management standards

The Open Geospatial Consortium and the PODS Association have agreed to work together to identify enhancement opportunities between the advanced geospatial interoperability concepts developed within the OGC’s consensus standards process and the PODS Association’s widely used PODS standard and data model. Finding better ways to share and exchange pipeline and related information will improve data […]

Reservation of work for planners

Land surveyors are outraged about a call for comments issued by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on the Draft Regulations for The Planning Profession Act, (ACT No. 36 of 2002). Their alarm regarding the proposed Act centres specifically on Section 4: Reservation of work exclusively for professional and technical planners, which is […]

Subcontractor options in the event of non-payment

  A contractor was awarded a tender by a municipality to construct low cost housing. The scope of the project was of such a nature that the contractor had to use additional subcontractors. The contractor concluded the agreement with the municipality and was responsible throughout the project for the obligations contained in the main agreement. […]

Eastern Cape AGM and Conference 2013

  The GISSA Eastern Cape Committee arranged a very successful and well supported annual general meeting and conference at the Fish River Resort on 30 and 31 October 2013. A total of 72 delegates attended the conference from various private companies, national and provincial government departments,  and local municipalities. The conference started with an opening […]

First fully tradable title deeds for black home owners

On 22 October 2013, 100 years since the 1913 Native Land Act was passed, Free State Premier, Ace Magashule, released the first fully tradable title deeds to black home owners in the Ngwathe municipality in the Free State. Launched in 2010, the Ngwathe Land Reform Project serves to convert land currently held under a complex […]

Call for abstracts for AfricaGEO 2014

“Developing geomatics in Africa” is the theme for AfricaGEO 2014 which will be held from 1 to 3 July 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The conference will focus on doing business in Africa and African land reform. Organised by South African geomatics associations, this second AfricaGEO will build on the proud tradition […]