Gallery: Eskom human settlement workshop 2014

  Eskom’s GIS directorate recently hosted and coordinated a human settlement workshop at Eskom’s Academy of Learning in Midrand, with 30 attendees from Eskom and other stakeholders in human settlement monitoring. The purpose of the meeting was to learn more about spatial data on human settlement, and to network with other stakeholders. The utility’s spot […]

Galileo duo handed over to Galileo Control Centre

  The fifth and sixth Galileo satellites launched on 22 August 2014, into lower and elliptical orbits instead of the expected circular orbits, were handed over from ESA’s Space Operations Centre, ESOC, in Darmstadt, Germany, to the Galileo Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, which will care for them pending a final decision on their use. The satellites […]

Shaping the future from the roots

  Driving to and from its offices in Nooitgedacht near Muldersdrift, the staff of EE Publishers have in recent days been amazed and impressed with the surprisingly fast development of a new crèche springing up virtually on its doorstep. EE Publishers regularly reports on the skills shortages in South Africa, and we understand that the […]

Gallery: IMMSA North-West branch meeting

  The Institute of Mine Surveyors of Southern Africa’s (IMSSA) North West branch convened on 3 October 2014 at the Oewer Club at Hartbeespoort Dam. Read the full story here.

IMMSA North-West branch meeting

  The Institute of Mine Surveyors of Southern Africa’s (IMSSA) North West branch convened on 3 October 2014 at the Oewer Club at Hartbeespoort Dam. Branch chairman Paul Hislop opened the meeting, and advised the members that the SAMREC code is to being updated. He also announced that Sybrandt Byleveldt would be taking over as chairperson next year, […]

Young scientists at Expo show that science is fun

  Enthusiasm for science and ingenuity best describes the 34th International Science Fair held in Boksburg from 7 to 10 October 2014. The Eskom Expo for young scientists was attended by over 900 young people from all over South Africa with 632 unique exhibits showing their passion for science and technology. The Expo is the […]

MoU assists engineering students

  The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (GDID), and the University of Johannesburg (UJ), have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at supporting and coaching UJ engineering students who are recipients of GDID bursaries. The tripartite initiative comes after the GDID articulated the need to mentor first and second […]

Tributes to Anthony Paul Marshall – President of PLATO

  Mr Marshall, Paul to some of us who worked closely with him, has sadly left us and we have to grapple with acceptance of the fact the he is no longer with us. It is sad indeed for both the profession and governance structures of our profession to lose a person of Paul’s calibre. […]

Obituary: Anthony Paul Marshall 1951 – 2014

  Paul was educated at Parktown Boys High and the University of the Witwatersrand. He saw action in the 1975/6 invasion of Angola. He served his articles while working and gaining experience at Eskom. In 1981 he joined the firm of Van der Want, Nielsen and Rostin and became a partner in 1983. The senior […]