Space weather impacts satellites, navigation and communications

  Aviation professionals and private companies attended the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Science division’s first space weather information day, held in Pretoria on 8 April 2014. The day was aimed at raising general public awareness of space weather and its relevance, and of the services offered by the division’s space weather monitoring […]

Civil Aviation Authority to crackdown on illegal drone flying

  The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is set to clampdown on the illegal flying, in civil airspace of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAV), as normally referred to. The move was prompted by recent reports that purported that there are individuals and/or organisations that are already operating or intending to […]

Technology Innovation Agency CEO dismissed

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT The board of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) dismissed the CEO Simphiwe Duma on 31 March 2014.  This was announced by the minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom. Simphiwe Duma was suspended last year pending a forensic investigation followed by a disciplinary hearing based on the […]