Category: Industry News

Drones for Good: Rocketmine Partners with UNICEF in Malawi’s Humanitarian drone mapping project

DRONES FOR GOOD: ROCKETMINE PARTNERS WITH UNICEF IN MALAWI’S HUMANITARIAN DRONE MAPPING PROJECT   Johannesburg, 3rd October 2017. Rocketmine, a subsidiary of the listed Delta Drone Group (EPA:ALDR), has been appointed  the survey & mapping partner for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in its Drones For Good project, in Malawi. Rocketmine has been commissioned… Read more »

Rocketmine makes history with first ROC in Ghana!

ROCKETMINE RECEIVES FIRST COMMERCIAL DRONE OPERATING LICENSE, IN THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA Johannesburg, 11th September 2017 Rocketmine, a subsidiary of the listed Delta Drone Group (EPA:ALDR), received the first commercial Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Operating Certificate (ROC) in the Republic of Ghana; making it the first company to do so in both the northern… Read more »

Rocketmine signs contract with South African mining giant: Exxaro

Rocketmine signs contract with South African mining giant: Exxaro Johannesburg, August 3rd, 2017 Rocketmine, a subsidiary of the international Delta Drone Group (EPA:ALDR), consolidates its’ position as the leader in UAV (drone) solutions for the mining sector in a new deal with South African mining giant, Exarro Resources Group (JSE:EXX). This 12 month services contract… Read more »

A Better SA for Mandela Day with Rocketmine

When great leaders leave this earth they leave behind an unforgettable legacy. Nelson Mandela’s passing left a void in many hearts but that was quickly filled by the Mandela Day initiative. The opportunity to give back to the less fortunate has grown immensely since 2013. Rocketmine participated in this year’s Mandela Day. With the help… Read more »

Drones on track to boost safety

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Escalators at stations, and boundary walls along tracks have cut the death rate on Mumbai’s railways, and it will now be the turn of drones. The Western Railway is close to finalising a plan to deploy small unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor its tracks, and cut the number of train-hit deaths due to trespassing. A… Read more »

Why 2017 will be the year of drones

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2016 taught us a lot about drones and their potential to deliver benefits for consumers, communities, and businesses alike. Large mining companies started adopting the drone survey approach as a cost-effective and accurate alternative. Google and Chipotle tested burrito delivery on the campus of Virginia Tech, while cities nationwide turned to drones to help first… Read more »

Safety is a priority with Drone technology

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With drones being associated with mapping and surveying, what other applications can better the lives of people? South Africa has many problems with security in public areas but the Joburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) have purchased drones to monitor safety and nature reserves remotely. The drones will be used to survey parks, the zoo itself… Read more »

Rocketmine recognised at TT100 Awards 2016

Rocketmine Recognised At The TT100 Awards in 2016

The TT100 Programme was established to identify and reward local companies that stand out for their excellence in the management of technology, people, systems, research and sustainability. The programme exemplifies those who through passion, perseverance and a highly developed sense of innovation, have defied all odds, and have become recognised as significant players in the… Read more »

Drone Inspection Services in the Mining Industry

Drone Inspection

Inspection services are growing in this industry and with drones making a positive impact on the surveying and mapping side, what can they do in terms of inspection? Up until now, the mining industry has been flooded with mapping and surveying services conducted by UAV’s or drones. Although proving to being an effective tool, this… Read more »