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Mar 10, 2021

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.


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.


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.

Apr 16, 2020

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.

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.


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.


SKA Observatory gets go-ahead

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

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.

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.


Quantum computing can solve some SKA problems, says IBM

The company says quantum computing promises to solve physics simulation and pattern discovery problems relevant to the SKA.


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.

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