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Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

The mission of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry is to realize the potential of the agricultural, water and forestry sectors towards the promotion of an efficient and sustainable socio-economic development for a prosperous Namibia.

Website: http://www.mawf.gov.na

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Namibian Disaster Risk Management of the Office of the Prime Minister

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Satellite systems company paves way for defence developments

Supplier of innovative small and medium-sized satellite systems SunSpace says its Sumbandila satellite has paved the way for further research and development into the requirements of a future, locally built, communications satellite over which the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) could have total control.

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SumbandilaSat beyond repair

South Africa’s second satellite, SumbandilaSat, is no longer fulfilling its main purpose due to technical problems and is essentially beyond repair, its maker SunSpace says. Ron Olivier, head of Business Development at SunSpace, told defenceWeb that although contact can still be made with the satellite, it cannot capture images and is thus “not fulfilling its main purpose”. He said that chances of repairing the satellite are virtually zero and that SunSpace has moved on to other projects.

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EO in Malaria Vector Control and Management

Malareo is focusing to develop technology and implement earth observation data that contributes to the fight against malaria in southern Africa. MALAREO compiles a mixed European-African consortium that combines years of experience in malaria control with GMES Earth Observation (EO) capacity.

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Fri, 15/04/2011 - 15:52

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ENHANS Pretoria Workshop Recommendations

Fulfilling a mandate from the ENHANS International Workshop on Extreme Natural Hazards and

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Fri, 01/04/2011 - 12:00

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SOUTH AFRICA: Floods highlight lack of disaster preparedness

South Africa was ill-prepared for the heavy summer rains that have caused flooding in eight of the country’s nine provinces since mid-December, according to

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UN-SPIDER at ENHANS International Workshop “Extreme Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk in Africa”

The Extreme Natural Hazards And Societal Implications (ENHANS) International Workshop on Extreme Natural Hazards and

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Fri, 04/02/2011 - 12:31

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South Africa launches space agency

South Africa's new national space agency will coordinate the country's major space projects, promote space science research, develop related engineering and technological capacity, and devise and implement a national space programme.

South Africa has some of the best space infrastructure in Africa, and is already heading some notable space projects, including Africa's bid to host the Square Kilometre Array, the Southern African Large Telescope, and the SumbandilaSat satellite.

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Thu, 23/12/2010 - 15:33

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UN-SPIDER attended the RCMRD 7th Conference of Ministers

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER was invited to attend the RCMRD 7th Conference of Ministers in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22nd to 23rd November 2010. The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is an intergovernmental organization with 15 contracting members States from Eastern and Southern African region. The conference of ministers reviewed annual reports, the recent 2007-2010 Strategic Plan as well as approved a new Strategic Plan (2011-2014).

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