Technology Innovation Agency South Africa
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Overview

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) in collaboration with Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the KZN Department of Human Settlements (KZNDHS) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is conducting a pilot project on the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to monitor the encroachment of housing delivery beyond project boundaries, illegal land invasion and the expansion of informal settlements. The project will deliver amongst other things, policy recommendations on the adoption, use and implications of RPAS technology in monitoring land invasion and informal settlements in the human settlements sector.

TIA is collaborating with the KZNDHS in piloting the use of remotely piloted aircraft system to achieve the objectives of this project whilst creating entrepreneurship opportunities for the youth and SMME’s. TIA is therefore looking to appoint a local SMME to participate in this pilot project to use RPAS technology to monitor the encroachment of housing delivery beyond project boundaries, illegal land invasion and the expansion of informal settlements.

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Full description

TIA invites SMMEs with previous experience in monitoring informal settlements and land invasion in KZN, with requisite skills and competency in processing and managing aerial photography in the human settlements context to submit proposals to monitor the encroachment of housing delivery beyond project boundaries, illegal land invasion and the expansion of informal settlements.

The qualifying and successful SMME should be willing to work with the CSIR and the appointed South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) registered service providers for a period of 12 months. The SMME will provide two candidates to be trained and empowered to operate, fly remotely piloted aerial vehicle, process, interpret, manage and compile spatial management reports on the projects.

Closing date

Website

https://www.tia.org.za/blog/2020/10/23/rfp-pilot-project-kwazulu-natal/