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-2018-02-05-World wetlands day

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World wetlands day

The Rietvlei Nature reserve is situated 18km from the center of Pretoria and it is 3800 hectares in size. Rietvlei nature reserve was established as a result of the Water Scheme to provide drinking water to the people of Pretoria and it was declared Rietvlei Nature reserve in 1997.

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Produced by SANSA Earth Observation, January 2018.

SPOT6: Airbus Defence & Space.

Creating a platform for open innovation to source business ideas and solutions in a safe and low risk manner

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On Friday, 26 January, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), Airbus Defence and Space, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), and The Innovation Hub Management Company (TIH), hosted a Wold Café networking event at the Tshimologong Innovation Precinct in Johannesburg.

The World Café (open innovation) is a group interaction method focused on creative conversations, leading collaborative dialogue, sharing knowledge and creating possibilities for action. The event was a culmination of a project launched in 2017, which had been aimed at developing and supporting home-grown and novel applications for earth observation data obtained by satellites.

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