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South Africa partners with NASA to build ground station in the Karoo

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It seems South Africa is entering the space race to an extent by signing a ground breaking agreement with the American Space Agency. The new deep space ground station being built in the Karoo region is expected to come online by 2025 and is said will help track NASA missions to the Moon and beyond. The station in Matjiesfontein which will be operated by the South African National Space Agency is only the third primary site being developed globally and will become part of a network of other ground stations in the US and Australia.

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Campbell back as Ekurhuleni mayor

The DA’s Tania Campbell is back in the seat of power as Ekurhuleni’s mayor, following her ousting in a motion of no confidence more than a week ago. Campbell beat the governing party with 124 out of the 224 votes, with the EFF backing the DA to re-elect Campbell to beat the ANC for the seat of power in the metro. She says that her plans will continue with the roll-out of services in Ekurhuleni.

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