Square Kilometre Array

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.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it