Square Kilometre Array

Global opportunities open for local data science talent

It’s a great time to be a data scientist in SA, says Shaun Dippnall, CEO of Explore Group, noting the pandemic’s impact on data analytics recruitment.


ICT tenders: Carry on buying

Government continues purchasing while the National Tender Bulletin has yet to return.


Launch of SKA Observatory signals new era for radio astronomy

The new observatory, known as SKAO, is the world’s second intergovernmental organisation to be dedicated to astronomy.


SA’s MeerKAT telescope discovers two ‘monster’ galaxies

These galaxies are among the largest single objects in the universe and are thought to be quite rare.


Government sets ambitious data science skills target

The ministry of communications and digital technologies reveals it’s targeting to train 50 000 data scientists as part of the second cohort of its skills development initiative.

Aug 31, 2020

New protocol for quantum computers tackles noise issue

Researchers develop a protocol that will help deal with the issue of noise in quantum computers so that they can handle more complex problems.

Jul 20, 2020

Africa’s PPE portal expands, secures Gates Foundation partnership

The Africa Medical Supplies Platform experiences a surge in demand for medical supplies from AU member states, amid a peak in coronavirus infections.


South Africa’s MeerKAT solves mystery of ‘X-galaxies’

Previous studies of these unusual galaxies lacked the high-quality imaging provided by the recently completed MeerKAT telescope, says SARAO.


MeerKAT telescope discovers universe’s ‘unknown unknowns’

The radio telescope finds a fascinating galaxy residing in the Norma cluster of galaxies, and one of the brightest objects in the southern sky.


Battle for quantum supremacy intensifies across the globe

Investment in quantum computing is expected to intensify in 2020, as more countries and tech giants hop onto the quantum physics bandwagon.


MeerKAT telescope gets R800m for 20 new dishes

The investment in the MeerKAT extension is split roughly into two equal contributions of R400 million by SA and Germany.


SKA helps NCape develop into radio astronomy region

The Square Kilometre Array puts the Northern Cape’s Carnarvon on the radio astronomy map as host of over 70 radio telescopes.