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Bloemfontein – Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

The central parts of Bloemfontein CBD, poetically known as the “city of roses”, acquired here in high-detail by SPOT6 in 2016. Bloemfontein, the sixth largest city in South Africa, is the capital city of the province of Free State and the judicial capital of the nation.

For tourism, socio-economic information and more, visit the official site of Mangaung provided in the link below:
http://www.mangaung.co.za/ 

Image credits:
Produced by SANSA Earth Observation Directorate 2017. All rights reserved.
SPOT6: Airbus Defence & Space 2013. All rights reserved.

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Access this URL (http://www.sansa.org.za/images/eo/image-of-the-week/2017/image-of-the-week-2017-04-26-Mangaung_Map.png)Mangaung Metropolitan[Map]6111 kB

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Freedom Park – City of Tshwane

A SPOT6 satellite image acquired in 2016 showing in high detail, Freedom Park. Freedom Park commemorates the country's political history and celebrates its cultural and natural heritage. The 35 ha site comprises a museum and Garden of Remembrance, with statues and sculptures to honour ordinary South Africans who contributed to the country's development. The site is a tribute to the Truth and Reconciliation process.

For more on this and other heritage sites within the City of Tshwane, visit the link below:
http://www.tshwane.gov.za/sites/tourism/Arts-Culture-and-Heritage/Pages/Heritage-Site-Listing.aspx 

Image credits:
Produced by SANSA Earth Observation Directorate 2017. All rights reserved.
SPOT6: Airbus Defence & Space 2013. All rights reserved.

 

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Durban Harbour – eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

Durban Harbour – eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

A SPOT6 satellite image acquired in 2016 showing in high detail Durban Harbour, the largest and busiest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa.

For more on eThekwini Municipality, visit the link below:
http://www.durban.gov.za/Discover_Durban/Pages/default.aspx 

Image credits:
Produced by SANSA Earth Observation Directorate 2017. All rights reserved.
SPOT6: Airbus Defence & Space 2013. All rights reserved.

Attachments:
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O.R. Tambo International Airport – Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

A SPOT6 satellite image acquired in 2016 showing in high detail, O.R. Tambo International Airport, a major international airport in the heart of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa. The airport is the busiest in Africa able to handle up to 28 million passengers annually. Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality have set about to develop an Aerotropolis in the City to leverage the existing industrial base, linked to its human resources and logistics networks; ultimately to support rapid growth and redevelopment of its communities.

For more on this, visit the link below:
http://www.ekurhuleni.gov.za/aerotropolis/ 

Image credits:
Produced by SANSA Earth Observation Directorate 2017. All rights reserved.
SPOT6: Airbus Defence & Space 2013. All rights reserved.

Attachments:
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March 22 is World Water Day

Today is World Water Day – a day to acknowledge the global water crisis and take action to save water. Communities are called upon to conserve water in order to ensure sustainability.

The World Water Day 2017 is celebrated under the theme "Wastewater: The Untapped Resource". As part of this day's celebrations, we demonstrate the value of earth observation in water resource management.

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