June 14, 2024

SANSA’s drive to unleash the power of youth

South Africa, a land of vast potential and vibrant cultures, faces a significant challenge of high levels of unemployment, particularly among its youth. Barriers to entry into the labour market have long stymied opportunities for young people. Paving Pathways

May 16, 2024

The “Mothers’ Day” Solar Storm

On Friday night 10 May and Saturday Morning 11 May, a historic geomagnetic storm impacted the Earth and caused a very rare occurrence of Aurora Australis or Southern lights, which were visible over South Africa. Storm conditions reached G5

The X1 solar flare from 8 May that triggered the two Earth-directed CMEs

May 10, 2024

Solar Storms to Collide with Earth 

Space weather is caused by explosions on the Sun that can interact with the Earth's magnetic field and upper atmosphere and disrupt our technological systems both in space and on the ground. Industries that rely on navigation and telecommunication

May 2, 2024

Earth Observation for Climate Change

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) hosted the Earth Observation (EO) for Climate Change stakeholder engagement workshop on 29 April 2024. The objective of the workshop was to showcase some of the Earth observation and Earth intelligence activities

January 10, 2024

SANSA: Over a Decade of Excellence in HF Communications

High-frequency communications, or HF, is an essential tool used across the globe, especially on the African continent, for long-distance communications. An example of this was during the Mozambique hurricane disaster when cell phone systems became overloaded and satellite phones

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