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.
Massive surge in fintech app usage due to COVID-19
As the world grapples with a looming recession, fintech players are expected to be the big winners, as they see a rise in demand for their services.
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.
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.
SKA Observatory gets go-ahead
Parliament’s science and tech committee approves the convention establishing the Square Kilometre Array Observatory.
Local engineers gamify golf sporting experience
Cape-based firm Inrange goes from working on the MeerKAT and SKA projects, to digitising global golf courses.
Crucial step in SKA construction complete
A consortium tasked with planning the assembly, integration and verification of the radio telescope has completed its work.
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.
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.
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.
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.