SANSA to host a seminar on the future of space science and technology

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), and the National Earth Observations and Space Secretariat (NEOSS), a DSI initiative, are hosting a symposium on "Forging the future of South Africa's space science and technology" from tomorrow.


The 4th SA-Group on Earth Observations and 3rd Space for National Development Symposium will run from 31 August to 2 September 2022 at the CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria.


With South Africa continuing to make rapid advances in technology, and the country relying on space-based applications and services to address local challenges and improve the lives of citizens, SANSA's strategic role has become more pronounced in this sector. 


A number of respected speakers in the space community will address the three-day annual symposium, which will be attended by hundreds of delegates from across the country.  There will be an exhibition showcasing the work of government and industry stakeholders.


Andiswa Mlisa, Interim CEO at SANSA, expressed her excitement at being able to address a live, in-person event, saying that it was important for SANSA to maintain and support such engagements, as they provided significant value to partners and stakeholders and increased the impact of space knowledge and innovations in addressing national challenges.


Members of the media are invited to attend the symposium as follows:


Date:       31 August 2022

Time:       09:00 – 11:00

Venue:   CSIR ICC, Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria


To RSVP and for media enquiries, contact Veronica Mohapeloa at 083 400 5750, Thabang Setlhare at 072 659 9690 or Vaneshree Maharaj at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




The DSI's National Earth Observations and Space Secretariat promotes the integrated use of space-based, airborne and ground-based Earth observations to address societal and environmental challenges.  NEOSS coordinates the South African Group on Earth Observations (SA-GEO), South African Group on Satellite Communications and South African Group on Satellite Navigations communities of practice.  This is done in line with national priorities and strategies, the Africa Group on Earth Observations (AfriGEO), the global Group on Earth Observations and the Global Earth Observation System of Systems.




The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) was established on 9 December 2010 through the South African National Space Agency Act, 2008. Among other things, SANSA provides for the promotion of and cooperation in space-related activities, fosters research in space science, and advances scientific engineering through human capital development.  It provides a wide range of services and data products to local and international organisations, governments and the business sector, as well as the global and regional academic community. These services include Earth observation data products, international launch monitoring and space weather information provision.


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