Liesel Lange

Why spatial data accuracy matters

The strategic importance of data quality in a data-driven world Organisations across various industries rely on high-quality spatial data to make informed decisions that enhance efficiency and drive innovation. Learn why data quality is essential, how different industries prioritise data standards, the role of technologies like AI and machine learning in maintaining data integrity, and strategies for ensuring reliable data and the profound impact it can have on business success.

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Staying ahead of unpredictable weather conditions

Staying ahead of unpredictable weather conditions By integrating weather-based data with policy information, AfriGIS allows MiWay to proactively inform clients about looming weather events, such as heavy rain, hailstorms, and lightning strikes. This protects clients’ assets and helps to prevent fraud, while also supporting MiWay's goals to reduce operational costs, meet regulatory standards, and promote sustainable business practices amid changing weather patterns.

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Beyond borders – AfriGIS develops verified geospatial data for Africa

AfriGIS develops unique geospatial dataset for African continent. AfriGIS's verified and validated datasets cover the African continent's vast and varied administrative boundaries, enhancing strategic decision-making in sectors such as retail, logistics, and governance. Gain access to detailed polygon datasets and extensive data overlays through our APIs, which include everything from street centrelines to demographic insights. Unlock the potential of your African business with accurate mapping and data-driven insights from AfriGIS.

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AfriGIS’s Peter Smythe appointed to GeoServer Project Steering Committee

We are proud to announce that Peter Smythe, Senior Systems Analyst at AfriGIS, has been appointed to the GeoServer Project Steering Committee. This role recognises his significant contributions to the GeoServer community and his dedication to advancing open-source GIS technologies. Join us in congratulating Peter on this prestigious appointment!

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Addressing Geoscience Challenges in Africa

With 27 years of experience, AfriGIS offers unparalleled insights into the African market, backed by a commitment to providing reliable, accurate data.

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Location intelligence is the secret weapon of data-driven banking.

By integrating geographic data with customer insights, AfriGIS enables banks to understand and serve their customers more effectively. This helps identify underserved areas, allowing for targeted and relevant financial services. Our technology breaks down traditional barriers and ensures compliance, paving the way for personalised banking experiences.

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A GIS leap forward in the customer journey.

Groundbreaking geospatial technology can enhance every step of the customer journey. An advanced autocomplete feature for pinpoint address accuracy, coupled with a service provider allocation system based on real travel distances, ensures swift and precise service for one of SA’s leading digital satellite TV companies. Time travel bands optimise installer matching for efficiency, while strategic planning significantly cuts operational costs.

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What are you looking for?

The ability to quickly find and analyse information is key to making informed decisions. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are transforming search functions across industries, making them more spatially aware and contextually relevant than ever before. From optimising supply chains and planning urban infrastructures to enhancing customer experiences in retail, GIS technology provides precise, geospatially informed search results that drive efficiency and effectiveness. GIS assists in everything from route optimisation for logistics to risk assessment in banking and insurance, and even in choosing the perfect real estate location. Discover how GIS is revolutionising industries by enabling more informed property searches, optimising retail locations, aiding in environmental conservation, and enhancing the tourism experience.

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Senior Client Consultant

AfriGIS is looking for a Senior Client Consultant to join our team.

  • At least 5+ years in Sales in a solution selling environment
  • A tertiary degree in Business Management, Marketing, Business Administration, or related field
  • Exceptional sales and customer relationship management skills with in-depth knowledge of the market, including extensive industry contacts on executive and senior management levels
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed sales targets

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Steering FMCG growth with GIS insights

Transforming FMCG sales with geospatial insights from AfriGIS In the competitive landscape of South Africa's FMCG market, a prominent national FMCG company partnered with AfriGIS to redefine its approach to sales and marketing. Leveraging the power of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the spatial data AfriGIS offers, this collaboration has set new standards in strategic decision-making and market penetration.

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Black Swan events and their spatial consequences

Navigating the unpredictable with help from geospatial analytics In a world increasingly defined by unforeseen and impactful 'Black Swan' events, from the global ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic to abrupt geopolitical shifts, understanding and preparing for such unpredictability is more critical than ever. Through the expert insights of Brian Civin and Marna Roos from AfriGIS, we explore how spatial data and advanced weather forecasting can not only predict extreme weather events but also aid in effective urban planning and climate change mitigation.

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Insurance companies weather the storm with threat alerts from AfriGIS

Insurance providers are partnering with AfriGIS to provide real-time weather alerts to clients via SMS and WhatsApp, helping them proactively protect their assets from weather-related risks like hailstorms, lightning strikes and other extreme weather events. This innovative solution leverages weather data, asset locations, automated messaging platforms, and API integration to enhance customer experience and reduce insurance claims, resulting in substantial cost savings for both policyholders and insurers.

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Embracing the Power of Geospatial Technology.

The AfriGIS Data and Spatial Workshop, held on November 22, 2023, at the Premier Hotel in Midrand, Johannesburg, marked a significant event in the GIS community. Themed “Embracing the Power of Geospatial Technology: Becoming Future-Ready,” the workshop brought together experts and enthusiasts in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to explore the ever-evolving landscape of geospatial technology and its transformative impact across multiple industries.

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The power of geospatial data to enhance KYC and customer service in banking.

The integration of geospatial data in financial services is transforming the industry by enhancing Know Your Customer (KYC) processes and customer experiences. This shift towards digital transformation allows financial institutions to accurately verify customer identities, assess risks, and ensure regulatory compliance. Using real-time location analytics, these institutions can better understand customer behaviours and preferences, leading to personalised services and targeted marketing. Address compliance, a key aspect of KYC, benefits from the accuracy and completeness that geospatial data provides, streamlining customer onboarding and improving security. This approach not only aids in detecting fraud but also significantly enhances customer interaction, promising a future where data-driven insights are central to financial transactions and customer relationships.

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Celebrating GIS Month

Welcome to GIS Month, where we celebrate the power of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Whether it's optimising outlet placement for fast-food franchises, enhancing first-time delivery success rates for courier companies, ensuring compliance in banks, or facilitating service delivery, and tax collection for governments, every industry benefits from the invaluable insights provided by geospatial data and analysis.

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Senior Full-Stack Developer

AfriGIS is looking for a Senior Full-Stack Developer to join our team.

  • A relevant Information Technology qualification and/or Microsoft Certification.
  • 5+ years solid software development experience.
  • Experience in acting as technical lead.

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DSV finds customers everywhere with AfriGIS

DSV's Game-Changing Collaboration with AfriGIS for Precision Deliveries. Logistics giant DSV has joined forces with AfriGIS to redefine the delivery landscape. Leveraging AfriGIS's cutting-edge geocoding technology, DSV now orchestrates thousands of daily deliveries with remarkable precision. This collaboration marks a turning point in the logistics sector, eliminating inaccuracies, optimising routes, and enhancing customer experiences. With AfriGIS's expertise, DSV is not just delivering packages, but also a new era of efficiency and excellence in the industry.

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Come rain or shine

GIS-enabled weather data analysis and visualisation are revolutionising the insurance industry, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa where climate change impacts are substantial. Insurers are adopting geospatial solutions that integrate weather data from weather stations and satellites with location-based information. This enables them to assess risks more accurately, predict weather patterns, and enhance safety measures. By leveraging geospatial systems, insurers are delivering enhanced value to customers in an evolving and competitive market.

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Industry-academia collaboration empowers next-gen GIS professionals

"Technical workshops provide hands-on experiences that allow our students to apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios,” says Dr Hansen. “It’s a mutual exchange of knowledge and resources that helps to produce graduates who are better equipped with industry-relevant skills and promotes the development of solutions that address real-world problems."

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Embrace AI but be aware of the data pitfalls for the unwary

While AI has made remarkable progress in recent years and offers numerous benefits across industries, it is essential to be aware of the potential risks associated with its adoption. Unvalidated data sources, manipulated data, copyright infringement, loss of data control, and undifferentiated business outcomes are among the challenges to consider.

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Accountable Institutions can rely on AfriGIS to verify client addresses anywhere and everywhere

Wherever your clients are, AfriGIS has you covered! Our geospatial solutions enable accountable institutions to verify client addresses accurately and efficiently. Enhance your compliance efforts with our trusted APIs. Stay ahead of the game and combat financial crimes effectively.

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How geospatial data is revolutionising banking

Imagine a wealth of information on a single map. Location and geospatial services are making a significant impact on the banking industry. Geospatial data is an asset to the financial industry, offering banks a wealth of advantages impossible to gain from other data types, allowing banks to do everything from tracking their competition to measuring customer engagement. These powerful, data-backed decisions are benefitting industry profitability by enabling real world modelling in real-time.

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Intermediate Full-Stack Developer

AfriGIS is looking for an Intermediate Full-Stack Developer to join our team.

  • BSc Computer Science or related qualification.
  • 3+ years of solid software development experience.
  • Experience in acting as technical lead

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AfriGIS celebrates ongoing commitment to skills development

South Africa is facing a continued shortage of critical skills, particularly in the information technology sector. Employers are struggling to fill the IT skills gap, with demand exceeding supply. That’s why AfriGIS made a commitment more than a decade ago to invest in several skills training programmes.

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How we hurdle the final obstacle to explosive online commerce in Africa

Couriers can help online retail in Africa overcome the final stumbling block to grow revenues and expand markets using quality verified and validated address data.

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How African online retail will grow to the next level

Online retail in Africa represents an enormous growth opportunity but it will only be realised when online retailers and their courier partners can solve the “last mile” challenge of first-time delivery success. Here’s how they can do just that.

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World Credit Congress & Exhibition 2022

The World Credit Congress and Exhibition - WCCE - is a platform for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, research and a forum for interaction between National and International Credit and Risk Management Professionals together with Colleagues involved in all areas of Collections and Accounts Receivable Management.

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Proof that there’s more to uplifting people than skills transfer

Joseph was one of our first learners and he’s still with us 10 years later. He’s become part of the family, now has his own family, and a very promising career in geospatial intelligence. Read the story about how he went from hacking together his own PCs for LAN gaming and web development in Soshunguve to a call centre, Microsoft certification, to become a senior talent at AfriGIS.

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BI Innovation & Tech Fest

Celebrating the people, technology & ideas that are accelerating a data-driven future.

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Geospatial data science is good for the books: here's why

Companies shouldn’t have to write off significant income to irrecoverable debt. This is how many are dealing with the crisis.

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Society of Southern African Geographers’ Academic Conference

The Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology at the University of Pretoria invites geographers, academia, students, and the local geography industry professionals to attend the 2022 Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) biennial conference from the 12-14 September 2022. Directly after the biennial conference, the student conference will take place online, 15-16 September 2022.

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This is how you identify and fix poor quality address data

Six ways you know your address data are low quality, how to identify the problem, and what you can do about it.

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How the brands we love use data now to actually be better

Maps apps and apps that use maps are so integral to our every day lives that we barely notice them anymore. But they make a big impact. Find out why the past was difficult, what the new challenges are, and how the brands you love use geospatial intelligence to make a difference.

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48th SAFARI into Data

The objective of this SAFARI is to take a closer look at the Data we hold and process. We need to deliberate on, not only the Risks, but more so the Opportunities we have.

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AfriGIS has Africa’s only verified and validated administrative boundary data

We are the first and only company that provides verified and validated geospatial data on Africa’s administrative boundaries, helping couriers, retailers, financial services and many more organisations do business across the continent.

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Why you need to stop wasting time and money on unrecognised addresses

If you have anything to do with address data in your business then one of our experts wants to give you a nugget of free advice. To save you time, money and help you to be more profitable with your address data.

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DataCon Africa 2022

Datacon Africa is exclusively designed for the cutting-edge data & analytics leader, focused on aligning data strategy with digital transformation, leveraging data analytics to increase business value and spearheading a data-driven culture that uses data as an engine for growth.

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Thank you – yes, you!

Why are maps more potent today than ever and very different from the ones we first encountered stored in rolls for Geography lessons at school? Brian Civin has been around considerably longer than AfriGIS’ 25 years (this May). And he has a key insight into why maps are a (not-so-secret) powerful new business enabler.

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AfriGIS Data and Spatial Workshop

Geospatial data is more important than ever for key decision-making for businesses, the public sector and individuals. Our workshop is designed to showcase the power and potential of geospatial data in action.

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AfriGIS turns 25

This May we turn 25 years old, at a time when the industry's fortunes look set to soar.

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8 ways we make location intelligence better

Why should you care what geospatial information and geographic information systems are?

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Webinar with DALRRD South Africa

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) in collaboration with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites you to a Webinar to introduce the open geospatial standards and why they matter. The purpose of this webinar is to cover the development, implementation, and the benefits of using open standards. Bringing in requirements on the evolvement of standards, having a forum to learn about existing and upcoming work, and network with other OGC members and experts.

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How you can access fast financial services growth too

We don’t always need more data. Sometimes we need better data that’s more relevant so we can find new opportunities, new ways to serve customers, new ways to help the burgeoning teams of data scientists, product managers, marketers, and all the other people dedicated to turning things around and staying the path.

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47th SAFARI into Credit

The objective of this SAFARI is to look at Compliance Issues that the Legal Practitioner is faced with. Join us at the Durbanville Conference Centre.

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45th SAFARI into Credit

Get up-to-speed with what the 2022 trends and challenges are in the Market space. Don’t miss the opportunity to be informed about the Macro Economics currently playing out and what 2022 might have in store.

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ACAMS South Africa Chapter: A reflection on the success of the Public Private Partnership model to fight Financial Crime in South Africa

The ACAMS South Africa Board would like to invite you to attend our next in-person event to discuss the success of the Public Private Partnership model to fight Financial Crime in South Africa. The key note speaker for this event will be the Director of the Financial Intelligence Centre, Adv Xolisile Khanyile.

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Locating the Future with the Power and Potential of GIS

It is our belief that the power of GIS lies in its ability to transform organisational outcomes. That location-based intelligence solutions enhances customer satisfaction, grows revenue streams, streamlines operational performance, and ensures sustained profitability – regardless of the business sector.

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53rd Plenary Week ISO / TC211

AfriGIS, Africa's leaders in geospatial science and geospatial information solutions, will be attending the international ISO/TC211 Standards in Action workshop where countries showcase the work they are doing in the standards environment. This workshop is open to the public.

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OGC 121st Members Meeting

AfriGIS, Africa's leaders in geospatial science and geospatial information solutions, will be attending the OGC 121st Members Meeting.

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30th International Cartographic Conference

AfriGIS, Africa's leaders in geospatial science and geospatial information solutions, will be attending the 30th International Cartographic Conference.

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Weather Insights that can protect properties, businesses and lives

Trust AfriGIS for accurate weather data. Get a better understanding of where your customers and workforces are and manage weather related risk and exposure by accessing valuable weather insights and web-based tools through AfriGIS solutions.

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44th SAFARI into Credit

Get up-to-speed with what the 2021 trends and challenges are in the Market space. Don’t miss the opportunity to be informed about the Macro Economics currently playing out and what the balance of 2021 might have in store.

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Charl Fouché, appointed to the Advisory Committee of the University of Pretoria’s Geoinformatics programs

With close to 25 years of experience in the geospatial world, Charl’s expertise and contribution to the industry continues to support the expansion of the GIS industry in South Africa and abroad.

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University of Pretoria: Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Science Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology Advisory Committee meeting

The Advisory Committee aims to liaise in a formal and structured way and on a regular basis with all sectors of the industry. This assists the department to develop and maintain a programme that meets the requirements of the industry and the workplace.

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South Africa’s new smart cities: a roadmap for transforming all our cities

We are on the edge of a geospatial transformation in South Africa. GIS is the ultimate ‘connector of dots’, and is the key to unlocking the true value and potential of the smart technology that’s required to digitise urban ecosystems and make smarter cities a reality. GIS has the power to unlock rich new insights, power better decision-making, and act as a catalyst for new products and services across all industry sectors. It has the potential to add billions to our economy, improve the quality of life and wellbeing of our communities, and help protect our planet.

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Meet AfriGIS Iris: A Window into the Inner World of Our Solutions

AfriGIS Iris was developed by our team of geospatial scientists with the explicit aim of taking you on an interactive journey to demonstrate the capabilities of AfriGIS Solutions.

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The Power of GIS in Action: Hot Spot Mapping

At AfriGIS we realise that it is sometimes hard to comprehend the extent of what it is that our industry is capable of. A great example of the power and social impact of geospatial information systems (GIS) in action is Hot Spot Mapping.

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AfriGIS Data and Spatial Virtual Workshop

Africa's leaders in geospatial science and information solutions, recently hosted their first virtual Data and Spatial Workshop. As we navigate through these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, AfriGIS continues to unlock potential location-based solutions in adapting to unique challenges and going beyond geography to make the connections that no one else sees.

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GISSA Gauteng Virtual Meeting

AfriGIS, Africa's leaders in geospatial science and geospatial information solutions, recently presented at the Geo-Information Society of South Africa’s Gauteng meeting. The presentation showcased the use of AfriGIS’s address-based services within the Department of Social Development’s GBV portal.

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ISO/TC211 Standards in Action workshop

AfriGIS, Africa's leaders in geospatial science and geospatial information solutions, recently attended the international ISO/TC211 Standards in Action workshop where countries showcase the work they are doing in the standards environment. Various delegates from AfriGIS attended this inspiring workshop.

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Vodacom Business Virtual Sales Conference and Awards

AfriGIS, Africa's leaders in geospatial science and geospatial information solutions, recently attended the Vodacom Business Sales Conference celebrating the magic created when technology and the human spirit are combined.

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Managing PR Content Strategy with a Press Office Newsroom

AfriGIS, Africa's leaders in geospatial science and geospatial information solutions, recently attended a BizCommunity webinar discussing newsroom management trends for business communications. Irene Masia, Marketing & PR Officer at AfriGIS attended the webinar.

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SAFARI into CREDIT BREAKFAST Cape Town

AfriGIS, Africa's leaders in geospatial science and geospatial information solutions, recently presented at the SAFARI into CREDIT BREAKFAST, hosted at the Durbanville Conference Centre. Charl Fouché, Chief Operations Officer at AfriGIS spoke about known and unknown data and the risks thereof illustrating it with practical examples and solutions used by AfriGIS clients across industries.

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42nd SAFARI into CREDIT Practical Workshop

AfriGIS, Africa's leaders in geospatial science and geospatial information solutions, recently presented at the 42nd SAFARI into CREDIT Practical Workshop, hosted at the Indaba Hotel, Gauteng. Charl Fouché, Chief Operations Officer at AfriGIS spoke about known and unknown data and the risks thereof, illustrating it with practical examples and solutions used by AfriGIS clients across industries.

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AfriGIS - Sustainable and ethical harvesting

AfriGIS, Africa's leaders in geospatial science and geospatial information solutions, is extremely proud of its ongoing social development initiatives established through a deep-rooted commitment to improve the lives of ordinary South Africans.

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AfriGIS achieves Level 1 B-BBEE status

AfriGIS, South Africa’s leaders in geospatial science and geospatial information solutions, recently announced that it has achieved a Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status.

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Unlocking the potential of future Geospatial Information Scientists

In its seventh run, the AfriGIS learnership programme continues to bring the chosen ten enthusiastic learners into the IT business environment, so that we may equip them the necessary skills to obtain an NQF level 5 National Certificate in IT Systems Development with SAQA credits and ultimately, employment in the ever-evolving Information and Technology sector.

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