3D cadastres best practices published

The latest publication in the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Publication series is Best Practice 3D Cadastre which is edited by Peter van Oosterom. At the end of the two most recent four-year terms (2010-2014 and 2014-2018) of the joint commission 3 “Spatial Information Management” and commission 7 “Cadastre and Land Management,” the FIG Working […]

Analysis of the Updated Draft IRP2019 presented to Nedlac on 6 March 2019

. After several delays, the Draft IRP2019, updated by the Department of Energy (DoE) to incorporate the comments arising from the public participation process which closed on 26 October 2018, was finally submitted to Nedlac on 6 March 2019. This now enables Nedlac to commence its work of reviewing the Updated Draft IRP2019 and making […]

Testing the acoustical noise of a generator set and interpreting the data

Large generator sets produce high levels of noise that must often be mitigated to meet national regulations and directives. This usually involves key decisions about the optimal generator set location and installation, how to design noise control systems and other factors, which is why it is important to conduct accurate noise level assessments timeously, before […]

“Consumers, prosumers, prosumagers,” reveals dramatic changes coming

The electricity sector has entered a phase of unprecedented change. Three of the industry’s pillars are moving simultaneously: generation, consumption and trading arrangements. These changes will bring about new and exciting opportunities for those who dare to embrace the challenge of environmentally-friendly, distributed and stored energy, electric vehicles and innovative trading options. In Consumers, prosumers, […]

Nedbank and EE Publishers’ energy and ICT infrastructure seminars in 2019

A dialogue to unlock the economic and human potential of South Africa Co-hosted by: Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a series of morning seminars on important infrastructure issues facing the energy and ICT sectors in South Africa. DATES: See below for the date of each seminar TIMES: 09h00 to 13h00, with a networking finger […]

Registration: Nedbank and EE Publishers’ infrastructure seminars in 2019

A dialogue to unlock the economic and human potential of South Africa Co-hosted by: Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a series of morning seminars on important infrastructure issues facing the energy and ICT sectors in South Africa. DATES: See below for the date of each seminar TIMES: Breakfast: 09h00 to 10h00; Seminar 10h00 to […]

The sorry state of air pollution from Eskom’s coal-fired power stations

. With all the emphasis currently focused on Eskom’s financial and operational sustainability and future structure, the utility’s environmental performance and sustainability is inevitably neglected, and indeed has become the sacrificial lamb on the altar of the money gods. In October 2018, an analysis and study of Eskom’s own air pollution monitoring reports, commissioned by […]

GPS creators awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

The 2019 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) was awarded to four engineers responsible for creating the first truly global, satellite-based positioning system – GPS. The prestigious engineering accolade is a £1-million prize that celebrates the global impact of engineering innovation on humanity. The 2019 winners are Dr Bradford Parkinson, Prof. James Spilker, Jr, Hugo […]