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2:30
Feb 14, 2020

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.

5:20
Feb 7, 2020

SA fintech start-ups redesigning financial services

Local start-ups Meerkat and Spoon, recently included in a $15 million accelerator programme, say there is still room for more fintech products in SA.

1:40

SKA Observatory gets go-ahead

Parliament’s science and tech committee approves the convention establishing the Square Kilometre Array Observatory.

3:00
Aug 16, 2019

Local engineers gamify golf sporting experience

Cape-based firm Inrange goes from working on the MeerKAT and SKA projects, to digitising global golf courses.

3:20
Jul 11, 2019

Crucial step in SKA construction complete

A consortium tasked with planning the assembly, integration and verification of the radio telescope has completed its work.

2:10

SKA team completes key infrastructure designs

The Square Kilometre Array team completes all essential infrastructure designs required for the first phase of the radio telescope project.

3:40

SA astronomers go open source for massive MeerKAT data

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory will use open source technology to store and retrieve the huge volumes of data from the MeerKAT radio telescope.

3:50

New HIRAX telescope to explore dark energy, radio flashes

SA launches HIRAX, a multimillion-rand radio telescope that will help the country take the lead in the new age of radio astronomy and scientific exploration.

2:40

SA debuts MeerKAT radio telescope

After a decade in design and construction, the 64-dish radio telescope is now officially ready to complete science operations.

2:20
May 28, 2018

New telescope to scan southern skies

The Astronomical Observatory unveils the MeerLICHT telescope to bolster research in the field of astronomy.

4:10
Apr 12, 2018

MeerKAT picks up rare activity from exotic star

The radio telescope demonstrates outstanding capabilities as a new instrument for scientific exploration.

2:40
Nov 20, 2017

MeerKAT ready to go live by March

Scientists from around the world will be able to conduct research using the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope once it becomes fully integrated.

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