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Outer space is the place for Africa’s future

The continent's forays into unlocking the secrets of the universe are expanding, writes Paul Boateng.

Drive to decode array of big data

Information on a scale and of a type never seen before calls for a new kind of analysis and research.

How to calculate returns on stargazing

Governments put several millions into projects such as the Square Kilometre Array and they expect "the same coming back to their national industries".

SKA confident of attracting new members

The Square Kilometre Array Organisation is confident it will gain new member countries to fund the €2bn radio telescope.

All systems go for SKA

The giant radio telescope will attempt to answer some of humanity's most enigmatic questions.

Eskom’s woes will not affect SA’s SKA efforts – Pandor

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says that a backup system has been developed so that the site can manage for three days without power.

Eye on the SKA will enable us to map the entire universe

The Square Kilometre Array will contribute to huge surveys that seek to answer questions like: Is there life out there and how do galaxies form.

What price a peek at the galaxy?

Scientists and engineers are trying to determine the technological cost of predicting what the world will look like in 2020.

Initial estimate puts SKA giant telescope “three times over budget”

The first phase of the mammoth scientific project is tipped to cost almost €2bn, but experts say this figure is an extreme worst-case scenario.

Bernie Fanaroff searched the stars, but this reticent man remains unknown

Astrophysicist Bernie Fanaroff was chosen to head the SKA project; with his experience and political credentials he led the company in its mission.

SKA South Africa director Bernie Fanaroff to retire

Fanaroff will retire at the end of next year, but will be acting as strategic advisor on the project from January 1 2016 until December 2017.

Strike delays SKA dish installations

Six dishes were expected by next month, but only one exists so far as a result of a metalworkers' strike and logistical problems.

SKA upbeat, despite Germany’s withdrawal

While the SKA project's organisers say they are disappointed, they do not believe Germany's pulling out reflects on the radio telescope's progress.

Germany backs out from SKA

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor is pleased Germany's withdrawal is not due to lack of confidence in the Square Kilometre Array project.

Hanekom on SKA: Africa needs to bridge the training and skills gap

Africa's challenge is to get itself ready to host the SKA telescope, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom has told African heads of state.

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Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

White men still rule and earn more

Women and black people occupy only a few seats at the JSE table, the latest PwC report has found

The PPE scandal that the Treasury hasn’t touched

Many government officials have been talking tough about dealing with rampant corruption in PPE procurement but the majority won't even release names of who has benefited from the R10-billion spend

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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