New CEO for space agency

January 13th, 2017, Published in Articles: PositionIT


Dr. Valanathan Munsami has been appointed as a successor to Dr. Sandile Malinga, as the new CEO for the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) effective from 3 January 2017.

Dr. Valanathan Munsami

Dr. Malinga left the SANSA in August 2016 following five years as inaugural CEO and board member, Potlaki Maine was appointed as interim CEO to manage the agency during the appointment process of a permanent CEO. The agency has expressed its appreciation to both Dr. Malinga and Maine for their leadership.

Dr. Munsami has held a number of positions within the Department of Science and Technology, with the latest position held being the Chief Science and Technology Representative of the Department of Science and Technology since February 2016.

Contact SANSA, Tel 012 844-0500,