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.


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Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality 

SPOT6 image acquired in 2016, showing Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality situated on the east coast of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. It includes the towns of East London, Bhisho and King William's Town, as well as the large townships of Mdantsane and Zwelitsha. The municipality was named after the Buffalo River, at whose mouth lies the only river port in South Africa.

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Produced at SANSA Earth Observation. SPOT6: Copyright © 2013 Airbus DS. All rights reserved.

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SANSA coordinates the third Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Workshop in Gabon

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The 3rd Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) workshop coordinated by SANSA as the Chair of CEOS Working Group on Capacity Development and Data Democracy (WGCapD) took place in Libreville, Gabon, between 20 and 24 February. In October 2016 the WGCapD conducted a SAR training workshop in Lusaka, Zambia and in January 2017 another SAR workshop was held in Pretoria. These two workshops provided training to participants from both East Africa and SADC countries.


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