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Square Kilometre Array News Archive


The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation and CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, have signed a big data deal to tackle the vast amounts of information the organisations will generate..
Ghana completes communications conversion project to aid second phase construction of the Square Kilometre Array across the continent..
National Research Foundation The Square Kilometre Array requires the supply, delivery and installation of 36 x 42U 19"racks and 53 x zero-u power distribution units (PDU) to the SKA SA site near Carnavon in the Northern Cape and four x 42U 19" racks for the Centre for High Performance Computing in Rosebank, Cape Town. Tender no: Information: Technical: Dave Horn (021) 506 7300, e-mail: .
The communications department phase one of government's analogue switch-off project, with households in the Northern Cape switching to DTT last October. These are households in towns that sit in the core Square Kilometre Array area and require the use of encrypted STBs for digital migration.

Digital migration advances in SKA area

29 May 2017 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo hails the department's efforts to switch households in core Square Kilometre Array towns to digital TV..

Tender Watch: Back in business

18 May 2017 Tender Watch
By Kimberly Guest

National Research Foundation The Square Kilometre Array requires the supply, delivery and installation of a computer node. The commission requires a service provider for the implementation and support of a seamless fully integrated case management and secure business system consisting of an investigative case management system; knowledge management (content management system); fully integrated with finance, asset management, human capital management and supply chain management.
The Square Kilometre Array shows off images taken by the radio telescope, before getting hundreds of millions from government..

Tender Watch: Back with a bang

12 Apr 2017 Tender Watch
By Kimberly Guest

National Research Foundation The Square Kilometre Array is advertising for the development, supply and delivery of a cable transportation system for the radio telescope in Ghana. Tender no: Information: Technical: Faried Ebrahim (021) 506 7300, e-mail: .
Discussing her new role, Marais says she aims to be involved in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project and Rwanda's world-first drone port..
A US company invests R75 million in the construction of the Square Kilometre Array precursor radio telescope..
In SA, specifically, the fear is that the shortage of qualified data scientists will result in the data generated by the giant Square Kilometre Array telescope being shipped and hosted overseas..
She pointed to the success of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) as an example of how the country was positioning itself as a strategic partner and an attractive destination for global science and technology infrastructure, products, projects and investment..
Last October, the department phase one of government's analogue switch-off project, with households in the Northern Cape switching to DTT. These are households in towns that sit in the core Square Kilometre Array (SKA) area and require the use of encrypted STBs for digital migration.

Tender Watch: Gearing up Gauteng

23 Feb 2017 Tender Watch
By Kimberly Guest

National Research Foundation The Square Kilometre Array requires the supply and delivery of optical fibre test equipment. Tender no: Information: Technical: Roufurd Julie (021) 506 7300, e-mail: .

D-day for digital migration case

21 Feb 2017 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

The communications department phase one of government's analogue switch-off project, with households in the Northern Cape switching to DTT in October. These are households in towns that sit in the core Square Kilometre Array area and require the use of encrypted STBs for digital migration.
He also lauded the science and technology department for driving projects like the Square Kilometre Array telescope in the Northern Cape..

Govt to prioritise maths and science

9 Feb 2017 Computing
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

He also lauded projects like the Square Kilometre Array telescope in the Northern Cape for its contribution to socio-economic development in SA..

Sansa under new leadership

31 Jan 2017 Computing
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

The new CEO was also the department's chief specialist for astronomy and African space science, where he was involved in the development of a and the Square Kilometre Array readiness strategy..
The country suffers from a of qualified data scientists, with increasing fears that the vast amount of data generated by the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope will be shipped and hosted overseas..

Pandor eyes foreign investments for R&D

23 Jan 2017 Business
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Although the department can be proud of the Square Kilometre Array as one of the major success stories, there is a major part of society that still doesn't know what the project is all about, she stated..

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