Gallery: IMSSA Mpumalanga Branch AGM

  The annual general meeting of the Mpumalanga Branch of the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa (IMSSA) took place on 22 August 2014, at the Bank Colliery Recreation Club. The meeting was attended by around 100 Fellows, Members and Associates. For details on the AGM click here

Draft “drone” regulations under discussion at CARCom

  The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) tabled the draft regulations on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) before the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARCom) on 3 September 2014, and further discussions will take place during September. At a UAS regulations making workshop held on 14 and 15 August 2014, the SACAA’s General Manager for Aircraft […]

Earthquakes in South Africa

  In light of the 5 August 2014 M5,6 earthquake, the Council for Geoscience held a panel discussion at the CSIR on the likeliness of similar earthquakes reoccurring in South Africa. Earthquakes do not only damage buildings, but are often accompanied by fires and flooding. They also pose serious risk to vulnerable areas such as […]

National DEM workshop strategises way ahead

  The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) and the South African National Space Agency held a National DEM User Need and Strategy Workshop on 20 August 2014 in Pretoria. The workshop was attended by representatives from the geospatial industry including: the Agricultural Research Council; Airbus; ATNS; CSIR; the Departments of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Defence, Environmental Affairs, […]