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.

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O.R. Tambo International Airport – Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

A SPOT6 satellite image acquired in 2016 showing in high detail, O.R. Tambo International Airport, a major international airport in the heart of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa. The airport is the busiest in Africa able to handle up to 28 million passengers annually. Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality have set about to develop an Aerotropolis in the City to leverage the existing industrial base, linked to its human resources and logistics networks; ultimately to support rapid growth and redevelopment of its communities.

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Produced by SANSA Earth Observation Directorate 2017. All rights reserved.
SPOT6: Airbus Defence & Space 2013. All rights reserved.

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March 22 is World Water Day

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Today is World Water Day – a day to acknowledge the global water crisis and take action to save water. Communities are called upon to conserve water in order to ensure sustainability.

The World Water Day 2017 is celebrated under the theme "Wastewater: The Untapped Resource". As part of this day's celebrations, we demonstrate the value of earth observation in water resource management.

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