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Jennifer Retief

10th August 2018 This week we profile Jennifer Retief, CEO of Riversands Incubation Hub, which helps to grow and develop black-owned small businesses   

First African tetrapods discovered in South Africa

By: Anine Kilian     8th June 2018 Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, together with South African palaeontologist Dr Rob Gess, on Friday announced the discovery of the first African fossils of Devonian tetrapods, or four-legged vertebrates. The two new species, named Tutusius umlambo, after Archbishop... 

Massive iceberg proposed as solution to Cape Town’s water crisis

By: Kim Cloete     16th May 2018 South African marine salvage expert Nick Sloane has outlined a novel plan to guide an iceberg towards the west coast and harvest it to keep Cape Town’s water shortage at bay. He said despite the idea seeming “crazy”, he believed it could be done and would supply 20% of Cape Town’s water needs. 

Space agency’s upgraded Space Weather Warning Centre reopened

By: Rebecca Campbell     11th May 2018 The South African National Space Agency’s (Sansa’s) Space Weather Regional Warning Centre, at Hermanus in the Western Cape, was recently officially re-opened by Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane following its recent upgrade. This is the only Space Weather Regional Warning... 

Wither fundamental knowledge?

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     4th May 2018 I was drinking at the bar Elsabe used to call A Touch of Sadness. I was with an architect and Pierre F, a brilliant French fine artist and great conversationalist. Oh, yes, he has a doctorate in oceanography and used to work for the US's National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The... 

Upgraded Sansa Space Weather Warning Centre rededicated

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th April 2018 The South African National Space Agency’s (Sansa’s) Space Weather Regional Warning Centre, at Hermanus in the Western Cape, was officially rededicated on Thursday by Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane following its recent upgrade. This is the only Space Weather Regional... 

Cape institution uses space to train students and benefit country at same time

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th April 2018 Engineers and researchers at the French South African Institute of Technology at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) are in an advanced stage of developing the institution’s second nanosatellite, designated ZACube-2. “CPUT has used CubeSat programmes to encourage students to train... 

South Africa to play key role in 2019 expedition to Antarctica’s Weddell Sea

By: Simone Liedtke     10th April 2018 The Weddell Sea off Antarctica, one of the coldest, harshest and most remote locations in the world, will be explored next year by a major international scientific expedition in which South African research organisations and scientists will play vital role. The January/February expedition will... 

East London dry dock hosts SA Agulhas for maintenance lay-up

By: Simone Liedtke     9th April 2018 The SA Agulhas is back in the now-refurbished Port of East London’s Princess Elizabeth dry dock, with improved facilities, for her lay-up maintenance plan after her previous visit in 2013. The contract to undertake maintenance on the 40-year-old vessel was awarded to local ship repair company... 

A 50-year-old hole in the wall transformation

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     14th July 2017 Without question, the word that currently ranks, and undisputedly so, as the most overused word is ‘transformation’. Everything today has to be transformed; that is the fashion. As to what needs to be transformed, and then to what . . . well, that is quite a different matter. The risk of its... 

Bosch sponsors equipment for research mission to Antarctica

13th April 2017 Bosch has joined a range of eminent South African companies in sponsoring equipment for an initiative to conduct research into the Snow Petrel and the near-threatened Emperor Penguin in Antarctica. Craig Blanckenberg from Solutec, a solutions provider based in Cape Town, travelled to Antarctica... 

Study confirms existence of 'lost continent' under Indian Ocean

By: News24Wire      1st February 2017 A study headed up by a Wits University geologist has confirmed the existence of a "lost continent" under the island of Mauritius. Professor Lewis Ashwal is the lead author of the paper: Archaean zircons in Miocene oceanic hotspot rocks establish ancient continental crust beneath Mauritius . 

Improved technology boosts airport operations

By: Simone Liedtke     27th January 2017 To provide more accurate information for airports across the country, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) has upgraded existing technology and implemented new weather-observing technology at all airports to detect harsh weather earlier. 

South African space agency mulls future course in rapidly changing sector

By: Keith Campbell     9th September 2016 Space science and technology are developing ever more rapidly. And this has consequences for South Africa and especially the South African National Space Agency (Sansa). “We’re living in exciting times, in terms of space,” highlighted the founder-CEO of Sansa, Dr Sandile Malinga. “There are many... 

SA space agency mulls future course in rapidly changing sector 

By: Keith Campbell     9th September 2016 Space science and technology is developing ever more rapidly. And this has consequences for South Africa and especially the South African National Space Agency (Sansa). “We’re living in exciting times, in terms of space,” highlighted the founder-CEO of Sansa, Dr Sandile Malinga. “There are many... 

Space agency hampered by tight finances

By: Keith Campbell     27th May 2016 The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) is seeking to fulfil its mission despite challenges. “All government entities are under pressure, given the state of the economy. We’re expected to do a lot more, with less,” points out Sansa Corporate Communications Manager Vaneshree Maharaj.. One... 

SunEdison’s filing leaves the renewable-energy industry unfazed

By: Bloomberg     6th May 2016 Renewable energy companies distanced themselves from the collapse of SunEdison, saying the largest US bankruptcy this year won’t harm the industry. The world’s biggest developer of clean-energy projects sought protection from creditors after racking up $16.1-billion of liabilities following a... 

Ashrae on board for Frigair

9th April 2015 For the first time ever, four Ashrae short courses will be presented at this year’s Frigair Expo 2015, taking place 3-5 June at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (Ashrae) is the global HEVAC&R industry leader... 

New Brazilian military transport makes first flight

By: Keith Campbell     4th February 2015 The first prototype of the latest and largest aircraft type developed by Brazilian aerospace group Embraer, the KC-390 military airlifter and air-to-air refuelling aircraft, made its maiden flight on Tuesday. The aircraft took off from the airfield at the company’s plant at Gavião Peixoto in São... 

SA space scientists in the hunt for the elusive Sprites

By: Keith Campbell     28th November 2014 The Space Science division of the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) is focusing its attention on space research in the South Polar region and in the upper atmosphere, with particular interest in phenomena called Transient Luminous Events (TLEs), but more informally known to scientists... 

A landmark month for Brazilian aerospace group

By: Keith Campbell     7th November 2014 Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer rolled out the first prototype of its KC-390 military transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft at its Gavião Peixoto plant in São Paulo state on October 21. The aircraft is the biggest type yet developed by the company and probably the biggest aircraft... 

Brazilian group unveils its latest and biggest aircraft 

By: Keith Campbell     22nd October 2014 Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer on Tuesday rolled out the first prototype of its KC-390 military transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft at its Gavião Peixoto plant in São Paulo state. The aircraft is the biggest type yet developed by the company and probably the biggest aircraft... 

Airbus launches new version of ACJ319 corporate jet

14th April 2014 Brings big-cabin comfort to broader market Airbus has launched a new version of its popular corporate jet, the ACJ319, offering customers simplicity, speed and savings in the cabin. Called ACJ319 Elegance, the new version complements today’s fully customisable version. “Airbus corporate jets have... 

Denel Dynamics innovates in its mentorship programme

By: Keith Campbell     17th January 2014 South African missile, unmanned air vehicle and space technology company Denel Dynamics has determined that an innovation in its annual engineering internship programme, introduced last year, was a great success. This was the purposeful use of young engineers, as well as older staff, as mentors... 

Denel Dynamics innovates in its mentorship programme

By: Keith Campbell     6th December 2013 South African missile, unmanned air vehicle and space technology company Denel Dynamics has determined that an innovation in its annual engineering internship programme, introduced this year, has been a great success. This was the fifth year the company has run the programme. "For this year's... 

New Space Weather Radar Heads for Antarctica

2nd December 2013 The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) bid farewell yesterday to a team of scientists and engineers as they departed Cape Town on the SA Agulhas II for Antarctica.  The 53rd Antarctic expedition marks a milestone for the Space Agency with the commissioning of a new High Frequency Digital... 

Sansa to install digital radar in Antarctica

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th November 2013 A team of scientists and engineers this week embarked on an Antarctic expedition on the SA Agulhas II to install and commission a new high-frequency digital radar system at the South African Antarctic research base. The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) said on Friday that the system... 

SA space agency responds to growing demand for in-orbit satellite testing

By: Joanne Taylor     15th November 2013 The ever-increasing need for information generated from space requires several satellites to orbit the earth, which subsequently require more antennas worldwide to track and monitor their orbits and functions. This provides an opportunity for South Africa to invest in and develop space programmes... 

SA space agency responds to growing demand for in-orbit satellite testing

By: Joanne Taylor     15th November 2013 The ever-increasing need for information generated from space requires several satellites to orbit the earth, which subsequently require more antennas worldwide to track and monitor their orbits and functions. This provides an opportunity for South Africa to invest in and develop space programmes... 

New SA satellite committee meets while new space weather radar is unveiled

By: Keith Campbell     25th October 2013 South Africa’s next Earth observation (EO) satellite programme, currently designated EO-Sat 1, continues to move forward, with the recent first meeting of the Earth Observation Mission Advisory Committee (EO MAC). This has been established by the South African National Space Agency (Sansa). “It... 

SA agency on high space-weather alert as current solar cycle nears peak

By: Joanne Taylor     11th October 2013 Space weather can potentially have disastrous effects on space and earth based technology infrastructure – from information and communication technology to electrical power distribution systems. Many countries are, therefore, monitoring space weather to develop ways to provide protection from its... 

SA agency on high space-weather alert as current solar cycle nears peak

By: Joanne Taylor     11th October 2013 Space weather has the capacity to have disastrous effects on space and earth based technology infrastructure – from information and communication technology to electrical power distribution systems. 

Company Annoucements:SA Space Agency Probing Space from Earth

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th October 2013 Just as there is weather on Earth, there is weather in space, and it can interfere with and cause damage to satellites which we rely on for communications, navigation, resource management and the safety and security of our country. The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) unveiled their... 

Space agency developing new satellite as it seeks to stimulate the sector

By: Keith Campbell     14th June 2013 On May 16, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom announced that his department had committed R232-million over the next three financial years for the development of South Africa’s next earth observation microsatellite. “Through the South African National Space Agency (Sansa), we are... 

Space agency developing new satellite as it seeks to stimulate the sector

By: Keith Campbell     14th June 2013 On May 16, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom announced that his department had committed R232-million over the next three financial years for the development of South Africa’s next Earth observation microsatellite. “Through the South African National Space Agency [Sansa], we are... 

‘Unscientific’ claims about global warming mar Marine Week advert 

By: Kelvin Kemm     2nd November 2012 The Department of Environment Affairs (DEA) took out a full-page advertisement in newspapers promoting National Marine Week, which was held from October 8 to 14.  

SA Agulhas II to embark on shakedown cruise to Antarctica

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th July 2012 South Africa’s ice-breaker, the R1.3-billion SA Agulhas II would be embarking on a 26-day shakedown cruise to the edge of the ice shelf in Antarctica on July 9. The purpose of the shakedown cruise would be to test all ship systems under full operational conditions and also to train researchers.... 

Planning for Gauteng e-tolling was abysmal 

By: Kelvin Kemm     18th May 2012 The saga of the proposed e-tolling of Gauteng freeways has blown up into a major public outcry. Certainly, the people have spoken. But does the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) care about the opinions of the people? 

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