Posts tagged as South Africa

Announcement: Anthony Paul Marshall 1951 – 2014

  It is with deep regret that the Staff of the PLATO office announce the passing of our friend, colleague, mentor and President of the Council for Surveyors, Paul Marshall. He will remain a legendary name in the profession of land surveyors. Paul obtained his BSc in Land Survey from the University of the Witwatersrand in […]

Solar Challenge 2014 highlights

Here are the highlights from the Sasol Solar Challenge 2014 – a solar car endurance race from Pretoria to Cape Town, South Africa. Today is the penultimate day of the race, and it seems like it is going to be a nail biting race to the finishing line. [View the story “Sasol Solar Challenge 2014 […]

Gallery: Ilanga II in the making

  The Ilanga II is a prototype solar racing car developed by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Solar Team to compete in this year’s biennial Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa. Ilanga II is the UJ team’s third-generation solar car. They’ll be will be one of 10 national and international teams competing in the challenge. […]

Sasol Solar Challenge kicks off at CSIR

  The Sasol Solar Challenge, a biennial solar car race taking place in South Africa, kicked off at 8h00 on 27 September 2014 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria. Competitors in the challenge harness sun power to race their solar-powered vehicles from Pretoria to Cape Town, via Port Elizabeth. Ten […]

Ilanga II: Under the hood of a sun chaser

  The engineering challenge of designing and building a solar-powered racing car for a strenuous eight-day international endurance race brings together research, theory and development while promoting alternative energy and technological innovation. The Ilanga II is a prototype solar racing car developed by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Solar Team to compete in this year’s […]

South Africa: Electricity pricing paralysing the poor

  The electricity sector in South Africa has been in a state of disruption over the last few years. The country’s power utility company, Eskom, has been under scrutiny for several reasons. Most of these reasons relate to the rolling blackouts, load-shedding episodes of 2007/8 and high levels of inefficiency. Constant tariff increases under the […]

Gallery: IMSSA Mpumalanga Branch AGM

  The annual general meeting of the Mpumalanga Branch of the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa (IMSSA) took place on 22 August 2014, at the Bank Colliery Recreation Club. The meeting was attended by around 100 Fellows, Members and Associates. For details on the AGM click here