Mr Humbulani Mudau, Chief Executive Officer, South African National Space Agency

Mr Humbulani Mudau has over 20 years of technical and management experience in space science and technology.  He also has vast experience in inter-governmental, interagency, regional, global and international space diplomacy while lobbying on policy issues and resource mobilisation for national and international projects. 

Over the years, he has led at the executive level, showcasing his robust and concrete capabilities in designing, implementing and evaluating international projects with diverse stakeholders. He was responsible for the implementation of the Department of Science and Technology’s 10-year Innovation Plan – which included the National Space Strategy and South African Earth Observation Strategy (SAEOS) – as well as the establishment of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the National Earth Observation and Space Secretariat, among many other initiatives.