Articles: EE Publishers

South African coal faces bleak outlook

. South Africa’s coal mining industry is on the brink of permanent decline as the country’s main export markets prepare to reduce reliance on imports and global divestment from fossil fuels increases at an exponential rate. Eskom and Sasol, which together take nearly two thirds of the 250-million tonnes of coal produced by South African […]

South African coal exports outlook: Approaching long-term decline

. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), a respected international energy think-tank, published an important new report on 16 Sptemver 2019 on the future outlook for South African coal exports, which points to an industry in long-term decline with significant risks ahead. The Executive Summary of the IEEFA report is provided below […]

Drone registration fees to be amended

As part of a various amendments under the “Twentieth Amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2019”, Part 101: Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) fees are being adjusted. The amendments follow recommendations made by the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARCom), to amend the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011. Also to be amended are the Technical Standards, including […]

Advancing GIS in tertiary education in a time of budget cuts

Esri South Africa’s GIS Education Summit on 10 September 2019 looked at ways to advance GIS education at tertiary level. Dr Michael Gould, Esri’s international director of higher education, shared some best practices and resources with lecturers from various South African universities. Dr Gould recommended, as best practices, that lecturers start using geodatabases and feature […]