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If you have always been fascinated with space and it's phenomoena, here's your chance to learn more about 'Sprites in Space'

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Join us for a space engineering industry seminar



SANSA is hosting its first space engineering industry seminar to create a platform for debate and promote inclusiveness in the revival of the South African space engineering industry.

South Africa continues to be an important global player in space science and technology. The two mini-satellites (Sunsat1 and SumbandilaSat) and the CubeSat (TshepisoSat) put South Africa on the world map as a participant with space engineering capabilities within the satellite class-range of nano to micro- satellites. The Houwteq space environmental testing facilities also gives South African technologies the required competitive-edge and boost existing space capabilities.

National Science Week 2014


The SANSA Science Advancement teams have been extremely active this week around the country in celebration of National Science Week (NSW). It is an annual week-long event aimed at celebrating the role that science, mathematics, engineering and technology play in everyday life and encouraging more young people to follow careers in these fields.

 Overview of engagements

 Visit our Open Day on Saturday!


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2014 DST Budget allocation

Minister Pandor and Deputy Minister KAMAGWAZA-MSIBI engaging with the SANSA leadership team during the Budget vote exhibition


For more information on the committment to our science and technology landscape in South Africa, please read the speech by Minister Naledi pandor during Budget Vote.











18 July

Mandela Day. On the first Mandela Day since the passing of Nelson Mandela, SANSA teams will do their 67 minutes for humanity in their own communities. Join us by helping someone in need near you, or joining one of the many activities hosted across South Africa in honour of Madiba.

02 – 08 August

National Science week

09 August

Open day, Hermanus. The SANSA Space Science facility is a hub for space science research and is host to the only space weather centre in Africa. Join the SANSA team on their open day between 09h00 and 13h00 for tours, fascinating presentations and loads of fun science activities for kids.

For schools:

The SANSA directorates in Hartebeesthoek and Hermanus host exciting tours for schools at their facility.Booking is essential, so book your space now. Contact the team to find out what is on offer for your science students, and who knows, the next satellite engineer or controller could be one of your learners!

For information about SANSA events, to get involved with school programmes or to make bookings, please call 012 844 0500, or email the team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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