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 - 2018-02-22

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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.

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  • 2014 April 25,
  • 2015 April 12,
  • 2016 April 07,
  • 2017 May 19, and
  • 2018 January 14

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Produced by SANSA Earth Observation.

Landsat 8 - USGS. All rights reserved.


SANSA actively involved in supporting floods disaster planning and awareness

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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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