First satellite to measure global winds set for launch

The European Space Agency's Aeolus mission promises to improve short-term weather forecasting and our understanding of manmade climate change.

Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future

Our fascination with space shows no signs of slowing down, 60 years after the Soviet Union launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik.

Smaller steps for mankind

South Africa is set to launch nanosatellites that will gather valuable data before self-destructing.

Project Flute: DA demands answers for govt’s ‘R1bn’ satellite deal

The DA has requested for government to provide answers about "Project Flute", a satellite contract it says was commissioned over eight years ago.

SA space agency to offer children a different view of Earth

Sansa will debut satellite imagery tools called mini Fundisa, which aim to launch schoolchildren "into the world of geospatial information".

Troubled satellite-maker may still find space

Beleaguered micro-satellite manufacturer SunSpace may be absorbed into Denel Dynamics, part of defence and arms manufacturer Denel.

Small fry send out distress signals

TopTV has been struggling to compete against MultiChoice on an unlevel playing field, writes Lloyd Gedye.

People of Earth, this satellite comes in pieces

A satellite the size of a bus is set to tumble to Earth by early Saturday, showering pieces over an as yet unknown part of the planet, says Nasa.

TopTV launches on May Day

May 1 will see DSTV's first competitor TopTV hit the airwaves, offering 55 channels in bouquets that range from R99 to R249 per month.

SA gears up for launch of micro-satellite

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says that South Africa expects to launch a micro-satellite from Russia next month.


Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories