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Germany to Invest $270-Million in South African MeerKAT Telescope, the Best Telescope on Earth

The MeerKAT telescope in South Africa is the most sensitive telescope of its kind in the world, and it's looking to get even bigger and better. According to Business Insider, the MeerKAT telescope is set to be upgraded with another...

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 MeerKAT Karoo...

South Africa recommended for extraterrestrial research

The rivalry between South Africa and Australia is reaching beyond the sportsfield into the extraterrestial these days. A scientific panel has selected South Africa over Australia as the best site for the proposed Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, The Sydney...

Will Africa clinch SKA telescope deal?

South Africa, in partnership with eight other African countries, will compete with Australia and New Zealand in a race to win the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), set to be one of the most powerful telescopes...

Q & A: Intel VP on Africa’s suitability for SKA telescope

Vice President and General Manager, EMEA at Intel corporation, Christian Morales, discusses his company’s involvement in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Africa project, as well as their commitment to the development of science and technology on the continent. The...

Intel throws its weight behind African SKA bid

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Africa project has entered a new exciting phase with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between technology giant Intel and the South African Department of Science and Technology, held on the 26...
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R500 Million to Expand Broadband in Townships & Rural Areas

This financial year, Vodacom Eastern Cape plans to invest R500 million as part of its larger digital inclusion strategy...
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