Posts tagged as South Africa

National aerial imagery quality improved

The Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information (NGI), under the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), has improved its digital imagery acquisition by changing its resolution from 0,5 m to 0,25 m ground sample distance (GSD). In 2005, NGI noticed a global trend towards digital image acquisition and decided to acquire its imagery using […]

Fifty actions to address the Eskom and electricity supply industry mess

A question often asked of me recently by radio and TV presenters, print and electronic media journalists, is what exactly needs to be done by the new Eskom board and chairman in the weeks, months and year ahead to steady the ship and steer the utility in the right direction. Over the last eight months, […]

Land survey act under review

The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform has published the Land Survey Amendment Bill 2017 for public comment on 22 December 2017, with comments due by 20 February 2018. The bill proposes amendments to the Land Survey Act 8 of 1997, and has four objectives: aligning the act with the current structure of the […]

Automated test drive in South Africa

In the fourth leg of the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent World Drive, the company’s test vehicle – based on the current S-Class series-production saloon – is facing up to South Africa’s idiosyncrasies with automated test drives on the roads of the Western Cape and in the city of Cape Town. Mercedes-Benz started the Intelligent World Drive at […]

Presidency tackles Eskom’s governance, appoints new board

The government has announced a number of measures to strengthen governance at Eskom, including the appointment of new board members and the stabilisation of management at the electricity-generating parastatal. This follows a meeting of President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba on 19 January […]

Incubators launched in Cape Town and Lagos

Pan-African entrepreneurial training programme, seed fund, and incubator Mest has launched two new incubator spaces in Cape Town, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria as the programme continues to expand beyond its headquarters in Accra, Ghana. The spaces will cater to everyone from startup founders and teams, to investors and corporate executives, as well as offer co-working. […]

New developments at online GIS service

Online GIS service 1Map has re-engineered its software back-end, upgraded its hardware, added off-line functionality to its mobile app, performed significant data updates, and launched two enterprise municipal GIS implementations that focus on revenue enhancement and spatial data collaboration. This process has led to a more scalable user administration portal, allowing for enterprise application roll-out […]

Telematics can help South Africa navigate around congestion

With two cities in the top 100 most congested cities in the world, South African business is grinding to a halt on our congested roads. According to TomTom Telematics research, a congestion level of 27% means South Africans now spend 119 extra travel hours a year on the roads. In the most recent TomTom Traffic […]