SKA broadband centre opens in PE

2015-03-27 09:02

A new broadband centre intended to support the work of the Square Kilometre Array has been opened at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

MeerKAT telescope gets R150m German investment

2014-12-02 17:10

The South African MeerKAT radio telescope, which is part of the SKA project, has received a R150m investment from Germany's Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy.

SKA builders warn on fracking interference

2014-09-03 15:54

The builders of the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope in the Northern Cape hope to co-exist with shale gas prospectors, but if needs be, will invoke astronomy laws to protect their interests.

Germany dumps SKA

2014-06-06 22:23

Germany has announced it will withdraw from the Square Kilometre Array organisation (SKA) in June next year.

SA unveils MeerKAT technology, broadband

2014-03-27 13:13

Minister of Science and Technology Derek Hanekom has officially launched the first telescope that will make up the MeerKAT instrument in the Northern Cape province.

First MeerKAT dish to be unveiled soon

2014-03-18 12:30

South Africa is pushing ahead with the country's most ambitious science project as the first MeerKAT instrument is unveiled.

UK makes funding donation for SKA

2014-03-11 14:15

The UK has announced what is expected to be one of the first in a series of funding initiatives for the Square Kilometre Array telescope.

SA matric results hide 'problems'

2014-01-09 10:02

Despite the increase in the pass rate for South African matrics, the results hide a disturbing revelation when the subject data is analysed.

Hanekom spells out SKA benefits

2013-10-28 14:56

The first phase of the SKA telescope in the Karoo could see an inflow of R18bn, says Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom.

SKA countries haggling over costs

2013-08-21 18:53

Lengthy talks are under way to establish how much each country will pay for the first phase of the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, MPs have heard.


Bill Nye explains evolution - with emojis

2014-12-15 14:00

Science educator Bill Nye in an online YouTube video has taken to the internet to teach evolution - with emojis.

Joburg facility moves SKA project forward

2014-11-07 11:25

Construction of the Square Kilometre Array project is boosted by a new manufacturing facility.

SA discovers triple black hole system

2014-06-26 07:20

A team of South African astronomers have discovered a triple super-massive black hole system, the Square Kilometre Array SA has said.

Alien signal likely interference, says top astronomer

2014-04-22 13:29

The controversial and unexplained Wow! Signal from decades ago may have been interference, says a top radio astronomer.

'We will find ET'

2014-03-24 10:00

The fact that new technologies are helping astronomers find more extrasolar planets means that it's just a matter of time before extraterrestrial life is found, a top astronomer has said.

Hanekom welcomes UK SKA donation

2014-03-11 20:48

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom has welcomed a UK contribution of R1.7bn to the Square Kilometre Array project.

Rural communities embrace big science - and God

2014-01-22 08:30

Poor and generally conservative communities are accepting of cutting edge science projects that may contradict their beliefs, the science and technology minister has said.

SA to manage IP carefully for SKA project

2013-11-14 07:25

Intellectual Property rights will have to be carefully managed in order to ensure that scientists and engineers working on the SKA (Square Kilometre Array) can collaborate effectively, a government minister has said.

High-powered visitors to land at SA SKA site

2013-09-10 12:02

The site of the MeerKAT (Karoo Array Telescope) will be visited by a high-powered UK delegation.

MeerKAT foundations take shape

2013-08-15 12:45

The MeerKAT project is moving ahead swiftly with the construction of the foundations of the radio telescopes near Carnarvon in the Karoo.

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