People who are disappointed with the ANC don't see opposition parties as offering an alternative, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
The nanosatellite ZACube-2 will hopefully have a more inspiring name before it goes into space later this year.
There is a high likelihood that Chinese space lab, Tiangong-1, or "Heavenly Palace 1" will crash to Earth within days.
The sun has taken aim at Earth and delivered what could be a knock-out blow to modern technology.
The South African-built satellite launched into orbit amid applause from designers at the French South African Institute of Technology (F'SATI) located at CPUT campus in Bellville.
testThe commercial opportunities represented by micro satellites is one that South Africa could not only take advantage of, but lead, the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) has said.
Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is to unveil South Africa's most sophisticated satellite.
South African space strategist and policy maker Dr Valanathan Munsami has been appointed SA National Space Agency CEO.
The latest South African satellite to be launched has been given an official name by a school girl from the Eastern Cape.
Local launches of rockets bound for space may become a reality in South Africa if old facilities can be restored, the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) has said.
A satellite built by local experts is set to be launched on 21 November from Russia and it will focus on collecting data on space weather.
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