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Zimbabwe

  • André SiebritsEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Southern Space Studies book series (SOSPST)

Abstract

This chapter provides an analysis of the Republic of Zimbabwe’s space activities and policies, in order to identify the country’s specific space posture as well as its international positioning in the field. While the country has only very recently embarked on the promotion and use of space in service of its Transitional Stabilisation Programme Reforms Agenda (adopted in 2018), it has already established the Zimbabwe National Geospatial and Space Agency (ZINGSA), and embarked on geospatial, aeronautical, and space science capacity building priority programmes. Interest has also been generated by potential foreign partners and investors, while an agreement has already been signed with South Africa’s Space Advisory Group to assist the country with satellite manufacturing and space sector knowledge. Space has been recognised as an essential competent of Zimbabwe’s economic and social ‘rebirth’, and it is poised to shortly become one of the continent’s rising stars in space.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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