Western Cape Major Dams

Western Cape (WC) Province major dams namely, Theewaterskloof dam, Wemmershoek dam, Voevlei dam, Berg River dam and upper and lower Steenbras dams. These dams provide 99.6% of the combined water storage capacity in the WC.

Image downloaded: 14 January 2018
Produced by SANSA Earth Observation, March 2018.
Landsat 8 - USGS. All rights reserved.

Science engagements with learners

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The Science Advancement team continues to touch learners in various schools throughout the country. In this quarter, the team participated at the Science Tube festival in Galishewe, Kimberley, in the Northern Cape on 12 to16 February 2018.

Learners were engaged on and shown Earth Observation, Space Science and Space Operations activities aimed at using space exploration to stimulate interest in STEMI (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation).

Space for National Development Week - 2018/03/12 to 15 - Week at a glance

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 Aim of the Space for National Development Week

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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, provide guidance towards continued acquisition of high resolution satellite imagery for the national satellite sensor portfolio and to engage in a dialogue with Executive Officials in government and its entities on the benefit of exploiting space science and technology for the developmental agenda.


Week at a glance

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Image of the Week - 2018-02-22

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.

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