Posts tagged as Department of Environmental Affairs

Online tool to simplify environmental sensitivity screening

The National Web based Environmental Screening Tool developed by the Department of Environmental Affairs aims is to provide users with readily available spatial datasets to fast track the environmental assessment process by providing timeous reports with less frustration. In November 2015 the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) embarked on the development of a “National Web […]

Screening tool simplifies environmental authorisation process

The Department of Environmental Affairs’ Environmental Screening tool is a national online GIS-based tool which creates a centralised system for generating environmental sensitivity reports for areas of proposed development. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is responsible for protecting, conserving and improving the South African environment and its natural resources. As part of its mandate, […]

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 […]

GIS Day 2016 at the Department of Environmental Affairs

  To celebrate GIS Day, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) arranged series of presentations to give attendees a comprehensive introduction to geographic information systems (GIS), with presentations from leading industry figures covering the historic developments in GIS, introductions to current and new GIS tools, and showcasing exemplary applications of this technology. GIS Day is […]

Gallery: Department of Environmental Affairs GIS Day 2016

  To celebrate GIS Day, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) arranged series of presentations to give attendees a comprehensive introduction to geographic information systems (GIS), with presentations from leading industry figures covering the historic developments in GIS, introductions to current and new GIS tools, and showcasing exemplary applications of this technology. Read the full […]