Johannesburg - South Africa’s space agency has taken satellite images of the Central African Republic (CAR) for the SANDF, but officials
are unwilling to divulge reasons for such a move.
In a written reply to Parliament, Minister of Science and Technology Derek Hanekom last week confirmed the SA National Space Agency (Sansa) supplied images to “various government departments and entities of state, including but not limited to the SANDF”, but said the provision of such images was confidential.
Hanekom was responding to a written question by DA MP Junita Kloppers-Lourens about whether Sansa had supplied satellite images of the CAR to the SANDF, the minister of defence or the president between December 1 and March 31.
Kloppers-Lourens also asked for details of any such images.