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Square Kilometre Array News Archive


MeerKAT ready to go live by March

20 Nov 2017 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

The MeerKAT radio telescope is the precursor of the Square Kilometre Array. [Photo: SKA South Africa].
South Africa suffers from a of qualified data scientists, with increasing fears that the vast amount of data generated by the Square Kilometre Array telescope will be shipped and hosted overseas..
He highlighted some of the top digital trends in Africa: mobility, Mark Shuttleworth's Ubuntu operating system, the multi radio telescope project, the Square Kilometre Array and drone delivery services..

Tender Watch: Taking a breather

28 Jul 2017 Tender Watch
By Kimberly Guest

National Research Foundation RE-ADVERTISMENT: The Square Kilometre Array is looking for the supply and delivery of three Dual Mixer Time Difference (DMTD) Phase Noise and Allan Variance Measurement apparatus' for clock monitoring purposes. Tender no: Information: Technical: Johan Burger (021) 506 7300, e-mail: .
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..

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