oa CSIR Science Scope - SA public gets fire updates on TV : news

Volume 1, Issue 3
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The South African public saw a world first on television when the SABC became the first public broadcaster to televise active fire maps as part of its weather reports on 7 June 2006 at 19:30. The fire map, developed jointly by the CSIR and power utility Eskom Holdings, showed active fires throughout South Africa as detected by satellites over the preceding 12 hours on the broadcast date.

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