Posts tagged as South Africa

SA-based prepaid meter manufacturer sets market trends

  Conlog recently hosted a media briefing as part of a campaign to re-establish the Conlog brand and its relationship to Schneider-Electric. The company also highlighted interesting new frontiers, showing how the hardware market is increasingly becoming a software market as the information market keeps growing. Conlog is part of Schneider-Electric since 2000, when Schneider-Electric […]

The waiting continues: UAS interim regulations expected in 2015

  The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has undertaken to have its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) interim guidance document ready before the end of March 2015. The interim guidance document is intended to be a provisional solution enabling restricted operational approval of UAS on a case-by-case basis, until maturity is attained by both the […]

Drone interim regulations ready before March 2015

  The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has announced that it will have its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) interim guidance document ready before the end of March 2015. The interim guidance document is intended to be a provisional solution enabling restricted operational approval of UAS on a case-by-case basis, until maturity is attained by […]

Civil Aviation Authority sets record straight on drone “ban”

  The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) wishes to put the record straight regarding the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or so called drones, in South Africa. Reports that suggest that the SACAA has recently issued a notice banning the use of unmanned aircraft systems specifically in the film industry are beset with […]

SASGI Proceedings 2013

Keynote Papers Geospatial information technology enables vertical industry solutions (more>>) by Geoff Zeiss, Principal, Between The Poles Land tenure administration and GIS: trends and challenges (more>>) by Dr. Michael Barry, University of Calgary, Canada Cadastral surveying, land management and land reform RICS – global standards, the interface (more>>) by Robert P. Mahoney, RICS Surveying in […]

Space weather impacts satellites, navigation and communications

  Aviation professionals and private companies attended the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Science division’s first space weather information day, held in Pretoria on 8 April 2014. The day was aimed at raising general public awareness of space weather and its relevance, and of the services offered by the division’s space weather monitoring […]

SA nuclear industry sharply criticizes the IRP 2010-2030 Update Report 2013

  A comprehensive review commissioned by the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) is sharply critical of the draft Update Report 2013 of the Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP) 2010-2030 recently issued for comment by the South African Department of Energy (DoE).   The draft IRP 2010-2030  Update Report 2013 has not yet […]

Registration open for AfricaGEO 2014

  Plans are well underway for the AfricaGEO 2014 Conference and Exhibition which is scheduled to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1 to 3 July 2014. The event will provide a platform to share the latest developments in surveying and geo-information (including remote sensing and aerial imagery) and the very […]

Surveyors object to reservation of work for planners

  by Clare van Zwieten, editor Land surveyors are up in arms about a notice issued by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform in November last year which called for comments on the Draft Regulations for the Planning Profession Act (Act No. 36 of 2002). Land surveyors’ objections to the draft regulations are […]