Square Kilometre Array

SKA gets ability to monitor sky in unprecedented detail

An international consortium has completed the engineering design work of the Square Kilometre Array's science data processor.


Digital migration creeps forward

Low-income Northern Cape households migrate to DTT, but it's a drop in the ocean of the digital migration process.


Environmental licence for SKA phase one gets green light

Government gazettes the environmental policy that makes way for phase one construction of the Square Kilometre Array project.


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.


Young SA researchers head to France

Amy-Lee Visagie and Chrislin de Koker's research into astronomy tourism helps secure their participation in an international conference in France.


SKA initiative upskills students as data scientists

The Square Kilometre Array's human capital programme facilitates the development of 127 bright minds to participate in data management projects.


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.

Jul 27, 2018

French connection for SKA project

A group of French research institutes becomes the 12th member of the Square Kilometre Array.


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.

May 28, 2018

New telescope to scan southern skies

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


Bigger budget for science, tech initiatives

Millions will be spent on programmes to boost the number of knowledge workers in SA, says minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.

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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