SKA puts Africa on the map - Hanekom

2014-03-26 22:06

The Square Kilometre Array radio telescope will put South Africa and the continent on the map in a different way, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says.

SKA costs - countries haggle

2013-08-21 20:11

Lengthy negotiations are underway to establish how much each country involved will pay for the first phase of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope.

Derek Hanekom appointment welcomed

2012-10-03 20:34

Newly-appointed Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom will continue to steer South Africa towards a knowledge economy.

SKA: Split site now under consideration

2012-04-19 22:34

Plans to build the world's most powerful radio telescope are looking at whether the site can be split between rival bidders South Africa and Australia.

No VAT for SKA

2012-02-22 22:25

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced that the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope would qualify for VAT relief.

SA installs receivers in Karoo telescope

2011-08-05 12:49

Engineers are finalising the installation of seven cold receivers in the Karoo Array Telescope system in the Northern Cape province.

SA, Moz science ministers to discuss SKA

2011-04-12 19:38

South Africa and Mozambique's science and technology ministers will meet to discuss the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project, a spokesperson says.


SKA mulls structure change - report

2013-12-10 08:58

The Square Kilometre Array organisation is thinking of changing its structure from a corporation to a treaty organisation for tax reasons, according to a report.

R1.9bn for telescopes

2013-02-27 21:47

The Square Kilometre Array and MeerKAT radio telescope projects have been allocated R1.9bn over the next three years, according to the 2013 Budget tabled by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

SKA may scupper fracking plans

2012-05-29 22:40

The rights to host the bulk of the world's biggest radio telescope looks set to clash with plans to use the high-pressure pumping method fracking, which can cause earth tremors, to extract gas.

SKA decision likely delayed - Pandor

2012-03-29 19:09

A decision on whether South Africa or Australia has won the bid to host the core site for the world's largest radio telescope, is "likely to be delayed", Science Minister Naledi Pandor has confirmed.

No VAT for SKA

2012-02-22 22:25

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced that the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope would qualify for VAT relief.

SA SKA bid signs MOU with Intel

2011-07-27 14:06

South Africa's bid to host the Square Kilometre Array has received a boost with the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Intel.

SKA telescope good for SA: Zuma

2010-01-31 23:30

If South Africa wins its bid to host the SKA radio telescope, the question of whether there is alien life could be answered, says President Jacob Zuma.

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