Space for National Development Week




What is Space for National Development?

The Space for National Development (SND) Week intends to bring together the South African space sector and its stakeholders to engage on the legislation that governs the sector, understand the decisions and information that can be supported by space applications and provide guidance towards continued inclusion of high resolution satellite imagery in the national satellite sensor portfolio. 


- Space for Development Executive Session and Dinner

- Workshops: 

  • From decisions to satellite specifications (Towards user requirements)
  • High Resolution Satellite Imagery for National Development

- Information Sharing on:

  • Outer Space Bill,
  • Space Policy update,
  • National Space Strategy and its implementation

 - Schools/students Outreach Event 

* * Detailed agenda to be posted soon * *

For more information please contact

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Vaneshree Maharaj (Ms)

+27 12 844 0399

+27 82 851 9317

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Ndleleni Boyilane (Mr)

T: +27 12 844 0321

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Nomnikelo Bongoza (Ms)

T: +27 12 844 0370

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image-of-the-week-2018-02-22-The greater Brandvlei Dam

The greater Brandvlei Dam

Greater Brandvlei Dam is earth-fill type dam located on a tributary of the Breede River, near Worcester in the Western Cape. It was formed in 1989 by joining the original Brandvlei Dam and the Kwaggaskloof Dam.

Image downloaded: 

  • 2014 April 25,
  • 2015 April 12,
  • 2016 April 07,
  • 2017 May 19, and
  • 2018 January 14

Image credits:
Produced by SANSA Earth Observation.

Landsat 8 - USGS. All rights reserved.


SANSA actively involved in supporting floods disaster planning and awareness

SANSA is working together with the National Disaster Management Center (NDMC), an entity of the Department of Local Government and Cooperative Governance, in a campaign aimed to create disaster awareness in the five district municipalities; Capricorn District in Limpopo province, Dr Kennet Kaunda District in North West, Alfred Nzo District in Eastern Cape, Ehlanzeni District in Mpumalanga, and Namakwa District in Northern Cape.

image-of-the-week-2018-02-05-World wetlands day

World wetlands day

The Rietvlei Nature reserve is situated 18km from the center of Pretoria and it is 3800 hectares in size. Rietvlei nature reserve was established as a result of the Water Scheme to provide drinking water to the people of Pretoria and it was declared Rietvlei Nature reserve in 1997.

Image downloaded: 01 March 2016.

Image credits:

Produced by SANSA Earth Observation, January 2018.

SPOT6: Airbus Defence & Space.

Creating a platform for open innovation to source business ideas and solutions in a safe and low risk manner

On Friday, 26 January, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), Airbus Defence and Space, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), and The Innovation Hub Management Company (TIH), hosted a Wold Café networking event at the Tshimologong Innovation Precinct in Johannesburg.

The World Café (open innovation) is a group interaction method focused on creative conversations, leading collaborative dialogue, sharing knowledge and creating possibilities for action. The event was a culmination of a project launched in 2017, which had been aimed at developing and supporting home-grown and novel applications for earth observation data obtained by satellites.

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