SANSA will participate in the National Science Week (NSW) 2015 celebrations scheduled to take place from 1-8 August 2015. NSW, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, is a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders conducting science-based activities in all nine provinces.
NSW activities will be officially launched by Minister Naledi Pandor, at the University of North West in Mafikeng on 1 August 2015.
The campaign is aimed at celebrating the role that science, mathematics, engineering and technology play in everyday life and inspiring young people to choose studies/ careers in maths and science. This year celebrations will take place under the theme; "The international year of light and light based technologies".
As part of its vision to position South Africa as an international Hub for Space Solutions for the world of the future, SANSA will hold a range of exciting events in five provinces, Eastern cape, Northern cape, North West, Mpumalanga and Western cape. These events include among others; public lectures, open days, learner outreach activities and exhibitions. SANSA is committed to advancing science and technology in development of the knowledge economy of South Africa while contributing value adding products and services in enabling enhanced service delivery.
We hope to have you join our eager teams and learn more about space and how it touches your everyday life. Find our programme here Event NSW.pdf
SANSA Board on oversight visit
The South African National Space Agency was honoured to welcome its Board members on their oversight visit. The purpose of the visit was to get to know the staff members on the ground and to familiarise themselves with the day to day operation of the directorate. Delegations of 11 board members led by the Board chairperson Ms Joy-Marie Lawrence were in attendance. They were welcomed by SANSA CEO Dr Sandile Malinga and his senior management team.
Dr Jane Olwoch, Managing Director of SANSA welcomed guests and gave a brief summary of all critical staff members and their respective roles. She highlighted progress made since 2012 particularly the fact that the Directorate has increased the sensor portfolio from 2 to 5 and the number of products from 2 to 7.
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