Bulelwa Semoli,the Director for Imagery and Topographic Data (ITD) at the Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information (CD: NGI), under the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), has been appointed as a member of the AARSE Executive Councillor. She was appointed during the 10th International AARSE Conference in Johannesburg during October 2014. She will be responsible for the Southern Africa region and will also be working with other organisations affiliated to AARSE.
Semoli has started working with SADC countries on a land cover project under the African Land Cover Working Group, coordinated by AfriGEOSS. She believes her appointment will create a more enabling environment for the Southern Africa to derive benefits from, as well as contribute to international space programmes, and support members at national, regional and international user level through timely diffusion of scientific and technical information.