Science graduate inspires youth

2017-03-19 06:00

Karoo high school wins medals in Young Scientists competition.

UKZN to build a R70m radio telescope

2015-06-28 18:59

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is embarking on a cutting edge legacy project to build a R70m radio telescope.

SA needs to be more confident - SKA director

2015-06-28 16:50

The world will continue to underestimate South Africa until the country develops confidence in itself, SKA South Africa project director Bernie Fanaroff has said.

SKA to transform SA economy - Ramaphosa

2015-03-02 18:20

The Square Kilometre Array project will lead to new innovations in manufacturing and construction and transform the SA economy, according to deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

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.


MeerKAT makes magic

2016-07-17 16:28

Even operating at a quarter of its eventual capacity, South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope has shown off its phenomenal power, revealing 1 300 galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 were known before.

Young scientist tells youth to dream big

2015-06-28 17:28

A young scientist from a village in Limpopo has told News24 how she managed to fulfill her dream.

SKA funding model unsure, Pandor solicits Brics

2015-03-19 21:15

Science and technology minister Naledi Pandor seeks the full Brics complement on the SKA project, as a funding model is yet to be finalised.

SA experts drive 3D universe map with SKA

2015-01-20 09:47

Astronomers in South Africa are part of a cohort of experts who are trying to build the most ambitious model of the universe using the latest technology.

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.

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