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SKA could add time to flight path

The aviation sector is worried that rules about the radio spectrum in the skies above the project could affect the Jo’burg to Cape Town route

Rethinking demand-led skills development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

South Africa is on track to meet the NDP goal in terms of doctoral graduates

A big moment for Africa: Why the MeerKAT and astronomy matter

Astronomy is accessible to anyone with a view of the sky

For tech to be funded, it must improve lives

Whether it was in the use of satellites to monitor the continent’s resources or precision medicine, we need technology to accelerate development.

MeerKAT’s astounding hearing is already eavesdropping on the universe

The still infant telescope, which will be a major part of the Square Kilometre Array, is proving to be much more effective than anticipated.

New telescope MeerLicht to observe transients

The MeerLicht telescope will scour the skies to study transient celestial events. But its link to the MeerKAT radio telescope is what sets it apart.

What to expect from the world of science in 2016

Science continues to shift the boundaries of what we think we know and 2016 will be no exception. Sarah Wild highlights the fields to keep an eye on.

SKA gives high-tech firms a boost

The ambitious SKA super-telescope has sparked a burst of speed in locally developed computing, most recently with Skarab processing technology.

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.

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.

World reaches for the stars in SA

Scientists say the Northern Cape is the perfect place for radio astronomy, with its low rainfall and clear skies making it a "radio quiet" site.

The life (on other worlds) of Brian

Science's "hottest" TV presenter, Brian Cox, makes a good argument for life elsewhere in the universe.

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.

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