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Minister Blade Nzimande briefs media on South Africa’s development of the Space Infrastructure Hub, 16 Sep

16 Sep 2020

Minister of Higher Education, Science And Innovation to brief media on the development of a space infrastructure hub

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will brief the media on South Africa’s development of the Space Infrastructure Hub.

The Space Infrastructure Hub marks a significant milestone for the South African space sector to build an indigenous space capability that will service the needs of South Africa.

The project will position space data as a tool for sustainable development, especially addressing government’s national priorities and for commercial use in thematic areas such as remote sensing, navigation, and space sciences.

The Space Infrastructure Hub will be managed by the  South African National Space Agency (SANSA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).

SANSA has been awarded a significant R4.47 billion in additional funding over the next three years, to develop the Space Infrastructure Hub as part of Government’s Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium (SIDS) initiative.

The members of the media are invited  to join the Minister, DSI DG and SANSA CEO during a virtual media briefing scheduled as follows:
Date:  Today, Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Time:  13h00 to 14h00

To RSVP and receive the link to virtual media briefing, please contact Thabang Setlhare at 072 659 9690.

Ishmael Mnisi
Cell: 066 037 8859

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