Meeting assesses land reform implementation progress

Deputy President David Mabuza has met with the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Land Reform to track government’s progress in the implementation of the Land Reform programme. The meeting, which took place on 15 August 2019 was chaired by Mabuza and is the second IMC meeting on land reform for the sixth administration. The IMC provides […]

South African engineering excellence celebrated

The Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and sponsor Aon hosted the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards at the Vodacom Dome in Midrand, honour outstanding achievements in the industry. Awards were handed out in the categories Lifetime Industry Achievement Award; Young Engineer of the Year; Engineering Excellence for projects with a value of less than R50-million; projects […]

National development plan to be reviewed

The National Planning Commission (NPC) said it will review aspects of the National Development Plan (NDP) in order to address the country’s current difficulties in the economy, weaknesses in the state and social ills and challenges affecting communities. President Cyril Ramaphosa held discussions with the NPC, whose term expires in September 2019. The commission’s focus […]

Leadership needed to guide mining industry through Industry 4.0

New opportunities accompany job losses as the mining industry continues its Industry 4.0 trajectory, shifting away from a labour intensive industry to one which requires new digital and cognitive skills. This calls for new leadership, vision and mitigation strategies such as reskilling large swathes of the workforce – all issues which the Wits Mining Institute […]

Geospatial solutions offer potential for economic growth

The geospatial and construction IT solutions conference SA GeoTech 2019, which took place on 22 to 23 July 2019 in Gauteng, explored various geotech applications and the opportunities they offer to drive business and economic growth. Case studies presented over the two days showed an existing culture of innovation in an industry which already embraces […]

Second SpaceDataHighway satellite successfully launched

The EDRS-C satellite, the second node of the SpaceDataHighway network (also known as the European Data Relay System (EDRS)), has been successfully launched into geostationary orbit at 31° East. After testing, it will double transmission capacity of the system in order to serve two observation satellites simultaneously and provide redundant back-up for the SpaceDataHighway. This […]

Quantity surveyor conference focus on future opportunities

The fifth annual Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) Conference was held on 1 August in Cape Town under the theme “Shift towards opportunity”. In his opening address, ASAQS president Larry Feinberg said that in an ever-shifting world where work is scarce and competition is fierce, the economies that thrive are the ones who […]

SA GeoTech 2019 presentations

Presentations Day 1 Spatial data science as the key to the geospatial professional’s relevance in the big data age by Dr Arulsivanathan Naidoo, Institute for Spatial Data Science GeoTech and 4IR: Disciplines uniting for 21st Century Mining by Prof. Fred Cawood, Wits Mining Institute Reimagining marginalised spaces: A case study of the Alexandra Township by […]

SA GeoTech 2019 – Picture gallery 3

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SA GeoTech 2019 – Picture gallery 2

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