Posts tagged as South Africa

South Africa’s space industry needs drastic shake-up

The South African space industry is in need of a drastic shake-up, otherwise the country will miss out on the Fourth Industrial Revolution now driving economies worldwide. Lack of funding and the fact the country’s space industry is not operating in a coordinated manner could be to blame. This was the message that the Department […]

Nero fiddles, while the prospect of load shedding in South Africa continues

. Electricity customers and the public in South Africa experienced Stage 2 (2000 MW) manual rotating load shedding in late 2018 and Stage 4 (4000 MW) in February and March 2019. However, while Nero fiddles the prospect of further load shedding is set to continue in the months ahead. But there seems little sign that […]

Potential impact of a low carbon transition on South Africa

For as long as markets have existed, businesses and industries have been disrupted by new technology. While the shape of decline has looked different in each industry, every structural change or “transition” has resulted in losses which have impacted investors, banks, workers and government. Transitions associated with climate change pose great risks to established economic […]

Applied intelligence studio planned for SA mining

Accenture plans to launch a new Applied Intelligence Studio for Mining in Johannesburg. The studio will apply the latest in data science and artificial intelligence technologies with new data sources for real-time co-creation of digital solutions that can help mining companies solve some of their most difficult analytical problems. The studio will bring together leading […]

Hands-free navigation for SA motorists

Waze users in South Africa can now project the app’s real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touch screen in Ford vehicles via Sync 3 AppLink and control it through voice command. For owners of Ford Sync 3-equipped vehicles, this allows easier access to features including finding the quickest traffic routes and reporting traffic accidents. […]

Empowering junior miners with tech solutions

Lesika La Batho has signed partnership and software distribution rights agreements with Maptek and VersaDev Software Solutions in January 2019. The agreements incorporate training and skill development for the local Lesika team on leading technologies as well as software distribution rights to supply junior and emerging mines their technology at cost. To date Lesika, as […]

SA to drive the global earth observation agenda

South Africa became lead co-chair of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in November 2018 at GEO Week. The function of the lead co-chair is to preside over the GEO plenary and executive committee, as well as to set priorities for the year and work closely with the GEO secretariat to advance the group’s mission. […]

SA population statistics updated to 2018 values

Planners and decision makers need current population statistics to understand the size and distribution of demand for services and products. AfricaScope South Africa has updated the population statistics data from the last national census in 2011 to the 2018 values at an enumeration area level for South Africa. Demographic data such as gender, age and […]

South African software developer turns 30

This year Model Maker Systems is celebrating its 30th year in business. The company was founded in August 1989 by Carel Viljoen and Ben van den Heever, who worked independently on similar software solutions since 1984 without knowing about one another’s work. Late in 1985 they started working together to provide a bureau service to […]

New high quality GNSS receiver

ProtSurv Geo Centre now stocks the Hi-Target iRTK5, a new high quality GNSS receiver which benefits from the next-generation BD990 GNSS engine and supports the PPP service. It offers full band support for cellular mobile networks (LTE, WCDMA, Edge, GPRS, GSM), and supports most of the radio protocols on its internal UHF transceiver radio. The […]