The SBAS-Africa programme is testing a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) to demonstrate the benefits of SBAS capabilities in Southern and Eastern Africa. The project is funded by and in collaboration with the UK Space Agency (UKSA) and fully aligns with South Africa’s SBAS strategy.

A preliminary business case has been produced and promises to deliver R15.6 billion (discounted) to the South African economy over 25 years with a return on investment of better than 10:1. The South African SBAS can also be extended to deliver major economic benefits to SADC countries.