The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) was established in 2010. Following a period of rapid growth and transition the agency has made significant advancements towards addressing its mandate of deriving greater value from space science and technology for the benefit of South African society.

From Africa, for Africa – contributing to science and the world community

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Early-career research excellence has again seen Dr John Bosco Habarulema, a space science researcher at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) in Hermanus, as the recipient of an award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) – this time as one of two winners of the prestigious 2016 Africa Award for Research Excellence in Space Science.

Established in 2015, these twin awards – in space science and Earth/ocean sciences – recognise early-career scientists from the African continent for outstanding contributions to research in Earth and space sciences. "I offer my congratulations and thanks to this esteemed group of individuals," said Margaret Leinen, AGU President. "Their contributions to science and the world community are outstanding and have also helped AGU take a further step toward its vision of a sustainable future."

John will be attending the annual Honours Ceremony and Banquet at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco on 14 December this year to receive his award.

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