Watch this space: African space sciences set to take off

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Watch this space: African space sciences set to take off

Now the real work of filling the coffers to make it happen begins

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It was a single line in finance minister Tito Mboweni’s budget speech, but a real lift-off for space sciences.

Mboweni said in his speech on Wednesday that work would commence on the Pan African University Institute for Space Sciences at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and that “funding can come from the Africa Renaissance Fund”.

That CPUT was chosen for this prestigious institute is no surprise as it was announced last year, but now the real work of filling the coffers to make it happen begins...

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