Posts tagged as South Africa

Ehlanzeni District Municipality celebrates GIS Day

  Ehlanzeni District Municipality (EDM) celebrated GIS Day on 20 November 2013 at their Disaster Management centre. The theme for the event was “Planning for our communities through GIS”. EDM’s Executive Mayor Letta Shongwe graced the event with her presence. She showed her unwavering support through her warm opening and welcoming remarks. Members of the […]

South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors 2013

    The Plato Council held its 30th Annual Meeting at the Palm Dunes Hotel in Blythedale, KwaZulu Natal on 7 and 8 October 2013. This meeting was significant for two reasons, firstly it was the thirtieth annual meeting since the commencement of the Plato Act in 1984 and secondly, by all accounts, it will […]

Transformation well underway

  The Geomatics Profession Act, 19 of 2013, was promulgated in December 2013. This provides for a process of transformation of the geomatics profession and facilitation of accessibility to the geomatics profession, but this process has been well underway for the geospatial information science branch. In 2013 GISSA placed emphasis on the strengthening of the […]

Mapping renewable energy sites

  The CSIR has released a map with initial identification of geographical areas best suited for the roll-out of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects in South Africa. These results form part of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) that the CSIR is conducting for wind and solar energy, on behalf of the national Department […]

A quarter of a century of electrification – part one

  by Jac Messerschmidt, Pr. Eng. “In times of need, vision separates real leaders from the rest” – Anonymous The slogan “electricity for all” was first used in 1988, and in the same year the first electrification joint venture was created in the Eastern Cape. Over the next twenty-five years, this initiative grew to bring […]

Imaging and business solutions expo

  The third annual Canon SA Expo took place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 29 November to 1 December 2013. It offered visitors the opportunity to see and test-out Canon’s range of consumer imaging and business solutions products, including large format printers, copiers, scanners, faxes, and photographic equipment. The company also had the ImagePress […]

Acid Mine Drainage debate

SASGI 2013: Surveying and geomatics event of the year

The South African Surveying and Geomatics Indaba 2013 (SASGI 2013) was a great success. The conference which focused on “Geospatial Solutions for National Development Planning” was opened by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, and the Chief Surveyor-General of South Africa, Mmuso Riba. Around 600 delegates attended SASGI 2013 and there […]

While Dina Pule sorts out her life, the broadband flame is dying

by Hans van de Groenendaal, EngineerIT Broadband for all! 2020 Vision! Government to focus on broadband! How many more times will Government make these statements? From President Zuma to just about every ministry we hear about the wonderful plans about broadband yet they remain empty words. The minister of communications, Dina Pule, is fighting for […]

Sponsors for surveying and geomatics indaba

Sponsors for the South African Surveying and Geomatics Indaba 2013 are lining up fast. Optron has come on board as the lead sponsor taking the Diamond sponsorship, TGIS the Platinum sponsorship and Southern Mapping the Silver sponsorship. Optron will also be hosting its user conference on 22 July 2013 at Emperors Palace, the day prior […]