Tackling energy shortage challenges in South Africa

Climate change continues to be one of the most important subjects of conversation around the globe. Whether it is among friends, work colleagues or around political tables, it is a hot topic that needs urgent assessing. At Sustainability Week 2019, this issue will be tackled head on through the Sustainable Energy Seminar on Tuesday, 25 […]

Promoting land surveying with a global mapping effort

This week, 16 to 23 June 2019, the global organisation Land Surveyors United is celebrating International Land Surveyors Week. During this week professional land surveyors and surveying students globally celebrate the value of professional land surveyors in society, promote public awareness and introduce careers in surveying to the next generation. There are dedicated days of […]

Call for papers: 2019 SAEEC Conference

The president of the board of the South African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC), invites members in good standing to submit an abstract for consideration to speak at the 2019 SAEEC Conference to be held on 14 and 15 November 2019 at Farm Inn, Silver Lakes, Pretoria. 2019 SAEEC aims to enable discussions around sustainability of […]

New open mining format under development

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is developing Version 2.0 of the Open Mining Format (OMF), an open-source file specification for 3D data interoperability. Mining requires a wide range of spatial data and new technologies are adding to their complexity. While these changes create better representations of geological phenomena, moving complex data between proprietary software […]

Energy Transition 4.0 – Unlocking a just energy transition in South Africa

The seminar explores the need for a just energy transition in South Africa to ensure environmental sustainability and reduce the carbon intensity of South Africa – issues of job creation, education, training, reskilling and geo-location of clean energy resources for maximum impact and least cost.

Implementation guidelines of autonomous systems in mining published

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published the Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining. The document offers a broad view of the implementation of these systems, which are being used more and more frequently due to their potential for making the mining industry safer and more productive. It covers all aspects […]

Second GPS III satellite readies for launch

The US Air Force’s second new GPS III satellite, bringing higher-power, more accurate and harder-to-jam signals to the GPS constellation, is ready for its July 2019 launch. The US Air Force nicknamed the GPS III SV02 “Magellan” after Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. It is the most powerful and resilient GPS satellite ever put on orbit. […]

AMEU president’s legacy awards programme 2019: Call for participation

The Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities (AMEU) has introduced a new awards programme called the “Legacy Awards programme”. This was announced by Moferefere Tshabalala, the previous AMEU president in his speech at last year’s AMEU Convention in Pretoria. The AMEU invites readers to submit their application(s) for participation by 15 June 2019. Shortlisted candidates will […]