Jan 8, 2014

Sunspace deal paid up

The satellite company's trustees will now file a notice of termination of the business rescue process.


Surplus cash funds Sunspace deal

The cash to pay half of the Department of Science and Technology's purchase of Sunspace has been appropriated from other areas

Sep 23, 2013

SA forges ahead into final frontier

Denel's pending launch of a new satellite is SA's first major move forward since SumbandilaSat was put into space four years ago.

Aug 5, 2013

Sunspace staff finally get salaries

Half of the purchase price, of R55 million, has been paid by the Department of Science and Technology.

Jul 15, 2013

Denel to bulk up satellite capability

The state-owned defence and aerospace company expects to reap synergies on the back of talent gained from the defunct Sunspace.


Sunspace capacity to boost satellite sector

Absorbing Sunspace into government should be wrapped up by year-end, says the Department of Science and Technology.

Jun 20, 2013

Sunspace gets lifeline

Most of the staff will move to a new unit to be created within Denel Dynamics.

Oct 12, 2012

Sunspace absorption a 'slap in the face'

If substantial investors have declined to become shareholders in space manufacturing, taxpayers shouldn't be forced to, says the DA.

Nov 3, 2011

Govt undecided on Sunspace

A decision whether to acquire a majority stake in the satellite company will only be made at the end of the month.

Oct 5, 2011

Pandor outlines space objectives

SA is working to develop its capabilities in earth observation, communication, position, timing, and navigation.

Apr 4, 2011

SumbandilaSat limits research

Launch delays and physical complications led to only one experimental payload being operated by the satellite.


SumbandilaSat gives 500% ROI

SA is richer for the social benefit, intellectual property and experience gained from the second national satellite.

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