Cabinet hails SA science progress

2010-09-16 12:24
Cape Town - SA is making progress in becoming "one of the major hubs" for innovation in the fields of defence and astronomy in the world, Cabinet said on Thursday.

"Our innovation in the fields of defence and space industries will be profiled through three major events during the months of September and October," government spokesperson Themba Maseko told a media briefing following Cabinet's regular meeting on Wednesday.

The first of these events was the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition at the Ysterplaat Air Force Base in Cape Town from September 21 to 25. This was the largest exhibitions of its kind on the continent that would showcase civil, military, aviation, and maritime technologies, he said.

The second event, co-inciding with the AAD exhibition, was the trilateral naval exercises involving SA, India, and Brazil (Ibsa) off the west coast.

The naval exercises formed part of Ibsa's maritime component, and were aimed at increasing "interoperability" and enhancing understanding and co-operation among the navies of the three countries.

The third event was the launch of the SA National Space Agency (Sansa) on September 22. Sansa would be located within the science and technology department's 10-year innovation plan, which sought to develop an innovation path to contribute toward creating a knowledge-based economy.

The agency would be responsible for implementing the country's national space strategy, Maseko said.
- SAPA
Read more on:    science  |  astronomy
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It is easy to get bogged down by things today. The Taurus Moon highlights the comforts and pleasures of life. You may have the...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.