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.

image-of-the-week-2018-01-17–Theewaterskloof Dam

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Theewaterskloof Dam in the Western Cape Province

Landsat8 imageries of Theewaterkloof dam, Western Cape. The earlier imagery was acquired on 25 April 2014 and the second image acquired on 19 April 2017.

Theewaterkloof dam is the largest of the 6 major dams in the Western Cape Province with capacity of 480 406 000 cubic metres of water. It stores about 41% of the water stored for Cape Town city council. This dam is located on the Sonderend River near Villiersdrop, Western Cape province in South Africa. It was established in 1978 and formed a major component of the Western Cape water supply.

The Western Cape has received 30% less rainfall in winter last year about 35% compared to 62% of the year 2016. Theewaterkloof dam was 18.1% full on the 1st of January 2018 compares to the 13.3 % on 5 June 2017.

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Landsat 8. USGS. All rights reserved.

Using space to address Africa's developmental challenges at SFSA

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Science forum SA is a "public science" event open to all interested stakeholders, which provides a platform for discussion and debate on the role of science in South African and African society as well as globally.

It is through conversations about science that the richness of science and its potential benefits can impact society best, especially on the African continent.

This year at the Forum which runs from 7-8 December 2017 at CSIR ICC in Pretoria, SANSA is hosting a discussion about how investment in space science and technology are being used as effective tools to develop the African continent. If you have an interest in the advancements of space technologies and their impacts on our daily lives as a student, interested party, or policy\decision maker, this session will be of value to you. ( )

Join our experts and those from Africa as they showcase their use of space science and technology to address some of the developmental challenges on the African continent. This is done through partnerships while providing immense opportunities for greater involvement for greater benefit. You can register to attend free at  

We look forward to seeing you there.

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