n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - South African Space Agency due to be established this year : news notes

Volume 68, Issue 3_4
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



On 15 January 2009, President Kgalema Motlanthe signed a Bill into law that paves the way towards the creation of South Africa's own Space Agency later this year. The National Space Agency Act will pull together all space-related activities under one banner and will provide for the establishment of a National Space Agency to implement a space programme in South Africa. It will also implement the National Space Strategy which was approved by Cabinet in December last year, to stimulate the capability to place South Africa among the leading nations in the innovative use of space science and technology.

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