Why Space Matters for Africa

On the 8 September 2014 Deputy Assistant Secretary Frank Rose, of the US Department of State, addressed the members of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), in Dar Es Salaam on the Benefits of Space Security for development in Africa


Only 27 PhD's per million South Africans

Based on 2008 figures, 34% of academics at South African
Universities have research doctorates.
“The number of students enrolling for research Master’s degrees has declined steadily since
2004, as did the number of graduates since 2005.” As the pool of potential doctoral candidates decreases, it will take a special effort to produce 6 000 graduates per year.
Council for Higher Education: “The State of Higher Education in South Africa” (2009) Read More...

Space in Africa Landscape


Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco & South Africa all have a national Space Agency!

The African Union Working Group Space has agreed on a draft African Space Policy and a framework for developing a draft Space Strategy. These documents will be considered by the Ministers in charge of space matters in the continent and recommend them for adoption by the AU relevant policy organs.