South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

Contact Details

Physical: Enterprise Building, Mark Shuttleworth Street, Innovation Hub, Pretoria, 0087
Postal: PO Box 484, Silverton, 0127
Tel: 012 844 0500
Fax: 012 844 0396


The mission of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is to: deliver space-related services and products to the citizens of South Africa and the region; support, guide and conduct research and development in space science and engineering, and the practical application of the innovations they generate; stimulate interest in science and develop human capacity in space science and technologies in South Africa; create an environment that promotes industrial development; and nurture space-related partnerships to enhance South Africa's standing in the community of nations.

SANSA has five strategic programmes: SANSA Corporate Support Programme – ensures that SANSA functions optimally, with good corporate governance and operational efficiency within the Agency; Earth Observation Programme – focuses on utilisation of space to address day-to-day societal needs, including resource and environmental management, disaster management, food security, global change monitoring, health, safety and security, planning, development, and service delivery monitoring; Space Science Programme – drives scientific enquiry, knowledge creation, technology development and innovation; Space Operations Programme – the vehicle through which SANSA interfaces with space assets and supports the international space industry and, by so doing, elevates the country in the community of space-faring nations; and Space Engineering Programme – drives the maintenance of its satellite manufacturing capability to ensure a level of self-reliance and develop local technologies and skills.

Office Bearers/Management

Ms J Lawrence
Chief Executive Officer
Dr S Malinga

Ms Joy-Marie Lawrence
Deputy Chairperson:
Board Members:
Mr Vincent Gore
Simphiwe Hamilton
Mr Eugene Jansen
Gabo Esthe Kambule
Potlaki Maine
Matsie Matooane
Mbali Mfeka
Dr Nozi Mjoli
Ashley Naidoo
Mr Johan Prinsloo
Prof Bharuthram Ramashwar
Mr Marius Rezelman
Mmuso Riba
Mr Willie van Biljon
Chief Executive Officer:
Dr Sandile Malinga
Chief Financial Officer:
Ms Bulelwa Pono
Senior Management:
Ms Lorraine Harrison (Board Secretary)
Mr Raoul Hodges (Managing Director: SANSA Space Operations)
Mr Amal Khatri (Executive Director: Space Programme)
Dr Lee-Anne McKinnell (Managing Director: SANSA Space Science)
Mr Zweli Ndziba (Executive Director: Corporate Services)
Dr Jane Olwoch (Managing Director: SANSA Earth Observation)
Communications Officers:
Vaneshree Maharaj (Corporate Communications Manager)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditClean AuditClean AuditFinancially Unqualified
Current Assets199 397145 998143 057114 619
Non-Current Assets279 597192 88113 01999 956
Total Assets478 994338 879273 076214 575
Current Liabilities155 554125 426100 35056 674
Non-Current Liabilities5 8929 178103257
Total Liabilities161 446134 603100 45356 931
Total Net Assets317 549204 276172 623157 645
Total Revenue338 604239 694214 740207 031
Revenue from Exchange Transactions106 16376 10877 13678 045
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions232 441163 586137 604128 986
Total Expenditure(225 331)(208 041)(199 695)(176 584)
Employee Costs(96 046)(93 020)(74 619)(62 398)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year113 27331 65315 04530 447
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities173 85176 09671 12455 168
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(113 533)(87 461)(46 435)(32 224)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year178 459123 229120 64296 107
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure-166--
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure-13--
Posts Approvedn/an/a169n/a
Posts Filledn/a181148n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a
NoteNot audited by AGSA. Independent Audit ReportNot audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.Not audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.Not audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.

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