Posts tagged as South Africa

Consulting engineers welcome R100-billion seed fund for infrastructure

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement during his State of the Nation address of the R100-billion seed fund for infrastructure development. Chris Campbell, CESA CEO said, the organisation is hopeful that between the Development Bank of SA (DBSA) and the new Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPW&I) they will ensure […]

Basic spatial unit frame developed to spatially harmonise datasets

The development of the Basic Spatial Unit (BSU) frame, the grid shown in the map below, is a first step in shedding new light on the complexity of the South African landscape and seascape. A technical team from Stats SA, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), and the National Geo-spatial Information (NGI) component of […]

Picture gallery: Nedbank / EE Publishers seminar on embedded generation in SA

The 2nd seminar Nedbank / EE Publishers seminar explored the role of small- and medium-scale distributed embedded generation in meeting the electrical energy needs of the future – the necessary business case, policy, regulatory and financing environment for behind-the-meter solutions such as rooftop solar PV and other distributed generation. Mr Thabang Chiloane, divisional executive for […]

Construction firm publishes construction cost guide for Africa

Integrated infrastructure delivery company, Aecom, published its 30th edition of Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2019/20 in conjunction with its strategic partner, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch. The Cost Guide forms part of the company’s commitment to improving project delivery by conducting research into the broader industry. The […]

South African drone industry interest group launched

The South African Federation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SAFU) was launched in Kyalami in Johannesburg on 20 June 2019, to establish a platform for collaboration between regulatory authorities such as the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the drone industry. The federation’s membership comprises private drone companies, and was founded by NTSU Aviation Solutions […]

Update on issuing of Chamber of Mines Certificates

The Minerals Council South Africa will continue with the registration of learners to sit the examinations for the Chamber of Mines Certificates. A few years ago, the Minerals Council South Africa (then Chamber of Mines), along with various stakeholders, took a decision to phase out the conducting of examinations in the Chamber of Mines Certificates. […]

Student duo takes top-prize at hackathon

Over the course of the weekend of 13 to 14 April 2019, 25 top honours and final-year students from five leading universities from around the country took part in the 24-hours hackathon to conceptualise, design and build an actuarial model. They took on the challenge of developing a predictive customer retention programme for MiWay insurance […]

Put data to work across your organisation

In most organisations, people are talking about digital transformation. A lot. They hire consultants. They sit through endless PowerPoint presentations. They talk some more. But at the end of the day, many companies still don’t really know how to go about it. That’s a pity. Actually, scratch that. It’s a potential catastrophe. We live in […]