South Africa

Disaster Science and Management Conference

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The School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Venda will be hosting the first Disaster Science and Management Conference on 2 and 3 March 2015 in collaboration with the National disaster management centre and other sector departments.

The conference is organised in two parts as follows:

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02/03/2015 to 03/03/2015

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Protea Hotel Ranch Resort Polokwane LIMPOPO, South Africa

Venue City: 

Venda

Venue Country: 

  • South Africa

Event Organisers: 

School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Venda

Co-organisers: 

National Disaster Management Centre

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EA-SAT-1: New Earth Observation Satellite developed in South Africa

South Africa as seen from Space

The South African government has increased investing in space technology in order to build capacities within the country as well as to attract commercial space interests.

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Namibian Red Cross Society (NRCS)

NRSC’s largest core area in humanitarian aid is health and care. NRCS implements health programmes such as HIV and AIDS, water and sanitation, hygiene promotion and first aid, tuberculosis and malaria.

Website: http://www.redcross.org.na/

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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

The Directorate exists to develop a functional national disaster risk reduction system that minimizes community to hazards and effectively manages the impact of disasters within the context of sustainable development for Namibia by 2015.

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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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Fri, 24/02/2012 - 16:27

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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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Tue, 31/01/2012 - 16:18

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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 Disaster Risk in Africa which was held in Pretoria, South Africa, in January 2011, a comprehensive recommendations document was prepared by a working group.

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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 disaster management experts and officials, who argue that much of the damage and loss of life could have been avoided by better planning and more investment in disaster management.

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Fri, 04/02/2011 - 15:06

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