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  • A widefield image showing the SKA Australia Survey Telescopes (image: SKA)

    First antennas for MeerKAT launched

    March 28, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on First antennas for MeerKAT launched

    The first of 64 antennas that will make up South Africa’s new radio telescope – MeerKAT – has been officially launched by South Africa’s Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom. The Minister also officially opened the specialised...

  • A widefield image showing the SKA Australia Survey Telescopes (image: SKA)

    SA’s Square Kilometre Array taking shape

    February 12, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SA’s Square Kilometre Array taking shape

    The 64th and final foundation for the MeerKAT telescope antenna was poured yesterday (Tuesday) at South Africa’s SKA site in the Karoo. Close to 5 000 m3 of concrete and more than 570 tons of steel were used to construct the foundations over the last...

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    Microsoft SA unveils tech ‘think-tank’

    August 1, 2013 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft SA unveils tech ‘think-tank’

    Microsoft South Africa has unveiled the first Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) in Africa – a high-tech multi-million rand facility that it says will help local companies of all sizes become more globally competitive by helping develop “next-generation...

  • SKA scientist receives National Order

    April 28, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SKA scientist receives National Order

    South Africa’s Minister of Science and Technology Derek Hanekom congratulated three South African scientists upon receiving their National Orders from President Jacob Zuma on Freedom Day, 27 April 2013. Prof Glenda Grey, Prof Quaraisha Abdool Karim and Dr...

  • SA’s Sasol Solar Challenge gets underway

    September 18, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Sasol’s annual Solar Challenge got underway in Pretoria today, with teams from across the globe competing in a race around the country. The race, which makes use of solar-powered engines and various other ways of efficiently driving cars, aims to promote...