Posts tagged as South Africa

Unmanned aerial operator body discusses way forward

  The Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa (CUAASA) held a well-attended member meeting at the offices of the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA) on 17 July 2014. CUAASA is a recently established voluntary organisation which aims to serve, promote, advance and protect the interests of the commercial unmanned aircraft industry. It […]

Multiple appointments of mine surveyors a risky business

  The increasing trend in recent years to appoint mine surveyors to positions of responsibility over multiple mines is potentially hazardous for personnel working on those mines and is hastening the demise of the mine surveying profession just as it is most needed. In terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act of 1996 (MHSA) […]

SANSA monitors NASA’s OCO-2 satellite launch

  The South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Hartebeesthoek ground station recently played a vital role in the launch of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite by acquiring the rocket signal over African airspace and providing live video feed to the United Launch Alliance (ULA). NASA’s OCO-2 satellite was successfully launched from the Vandenberg Air […]

Gallery – IMSSA North West mine surveyors meet at Dikholo

  The North West branch of the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa (IMSSA) held a branch meeting at Dikholo near Brits. Committee chairman Paul Hislop welcomed the 84 delegates and informed the members that the branch would meet its target for the year despite the difficulty in communicating with members during the mining […]