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South Africa's satellite 'leads the way'

South Africa's micro-satellite, SumbandilaSat, is living up to its Venda name as it "leads the way" in providing free, frequent high-resolution images capable of revolutionising local ear

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 23/12/2010 - 15:45
latitude: 
-25.7313
longitude: 
28.2184

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 i

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Thu, 23/12/2010 - 15:33
latitude: 
-25.7313
longitude: 
28.2184

DST moots centres of competence in Optronics and Synthetic Aperture Radar

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) plans to establish centres of competence (CoC) in optronics and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to support South Africa's future space programme.

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Tue, 14/12/2010 - 15:56
latitude: 
-25.7489
longitude: 
28.1854

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.

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Thu, 02/12/2010 - 14:47
latitude: 
-33.9248
longitude: 
18.4299

Epidemic in South Africa

At the beginning of February 2010 Rift valley fever was detected in the Free State Province in the Bultfontein area. Since then outbreaks have been detected in in 6 other provinces:

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Name: 
Epidemic in South Africa
Region: 
Free State Province in the Bultfontein area
Occurance Date: 
27/04/2010
latitude: 
-29.14
longitude: 
26.23

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

The CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organizations in Africa, which was established an Act of Parliament of South Africa in 1945 as a sc

SumbandilaSat launched successfully

South Africa: SumbandilaSat was successfully launched on 17 September at 17:55:09 CAT (Central African Time) after the launch had to be postponed twice, once due to heavy winds and the second attem

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 23/09/2009 - 16:30
latitude: 
-33.8796
longitude: 
18.6282

Ground receiving station to monitor disaster

Bidding for the construction of two ground receiver stations will be opened soon by Kamal Ewida Earth Observatory, quoted Mail & Guardian.

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Thu, 03/09/2009 - 17:55

Cooperation countering wildfires in South Africa by testing ICT System

The Advancing Information and Communication Technology for Disaster risk management in Africa (AÏDA) project aims at sharing knowledge about affordable ICT solutions in support of DRM in Afric

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Fri, 31/07/2009 (All day)

Severe storm in South Africa

The death toll in a storm that struck South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province over the weekend has risen to 18, according to the South African news agency Sapa, citing government officials.

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Name: 
Severe storm in South Africa
Region: 
South Africa
Occurance Date: 
03/01/2009