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SKA Project Spurs Science And International Attention In South Africa

In early 2000, the South African Department of Science and Technology with the support of its government, hosted a bid to co-locate of the...

China Set To Build Regional Data Centre To Crunch Data From...

In preparation for the construction of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which is expected to commence in 2020, China is set to build a...

South African Radio Astronomer Joins The Ranks Of Newton, Darwin And...

South Africa’s Dr. Bernie Fanaroff, previous director of SKA South Africa, who was involved in the design and construction of the MeerKAT radio telescope,...

South Africa-Led International Consortium Completes Planning Work For SKA Telescope

The international engineering consortium tasked with planning the Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) of the SKA Radio Telescope has formally completed its work, taking...

South Africa, China Sign Agreement to Partner on Square Kilometre Array

South Africa's International Relations, Minister Naledi Pandor, on Monday, June 24 signed a partnership agreement with Beijing on the sidelines of the ongoing China-Africa...

SKA Statement On Satellite Constellations

SKA Global Headquarters, 10 June 2019 – The SKA Organisation has followed closely, the recent developments towards creating constellations of satellites that aim to...

Vibrant young South African community poised to use MeerKAT telescope

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) today announced the selection of 38 South African-led projects that will use the MeerKAT radio telescope in...

International SKA Science Conference Kicks Off

Close to 300 astronomers from 20 countries have come together in Cheshire, UK for the international SKA science conference New Science enabled by New...

South Africa signs historic treaty establishing the Square Kilometre Array Observatory

South Africa has put its signature on the international treaty establishing the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) as an intergovernmental organisation tasked with building and operating...

My experience at the SKA Big Data Africa School

I was lucky to be selected to the Square Kilometre Array Big Data Africa School funded by the SKA  and the Development of Africa...

Application opens for RATT Postgraduate Scholarship in Radio Astronomy

RATT invites high-flying students looking to get involved in radio astronomy, MeerKAT and the Square Kilometre Array  to apply for postgraduate bursaries for 2019. Closing date for applications: 1...

Apply for 2nd Big Data Africa School

The Big Data Africa Summer School aims to introduce fundamental data science tools and techniques to talented young science graduates across a range of disciplines,...

SKA-Driven Big Data Challenge in Africa: Science, Innovation and Opportunity Conference

With MeerKAT expected to be fully operational in 2018, the era of Big Data has officially dawned in Africa. With the SKA project on...

African businesses continue to place a premium on data processing

More enterprises across Sub-Saharan Africa are accessing new efficiencies through data processing to unlock value in both the private and public sectors. This is the view of...

Update on the SKA project – first critical design review done

In February this year, the first fully assembled SKA dish was unveiled at a ceremony in China by the vice president of the Chinese...

Directory of all space-related institutions in Africa

We are glad to announce the launch of a comprehensive visual directory of all space institutions and industry actors in the African space sector....

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