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South African Scientists Make Triple Black Hole Discovery

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's cabinet has congratulated the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) SA-funded researchers who discovered a triple supermassive black hole system, saying the discovery demonstrates the country's scientific and technical expertise.

South Africa, US Sign Radio Astronomy Pact

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project has struck an agreement with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) of the United States that is set to foster high-level science collaboration between the two countries.

South African Telescope Captures Giant Star Flares

AFRICANGOBE - In a significant milestone for South Africa's Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, the first scientific paper based on observations using the KAT-7 demonstrator radio telescope has been accepted for publication by the prestigious journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomy Society.

SKA ‘A Chance For Africa To Shine’

AFRICANGLOBE - Winning the right to co-host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) has given South Africa and Africa as a whole a platform to prove to the world that the continent has what it takes to deliver a cutting-edge science project, says SKA associate director Professor Justin Jonas.

South Africa, Australia to Share World’s Largest Telescope Project

The Members of the SKA Organisation today agreed on a dual site solution for the Square Kilometre Array telescope, a crucial step towards building...

South African Govt Confident of Hosting Massive Telescope

Africa is ready to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), according to South African Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor. Pandor was clear...

SKA South Africa and IBM to ‘Go Big’ in Space

Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa has announced plans to work with multinational tech giant IBM to develop a next-generation "big data" platform for...

South Africa Submits Final Bid for SKA

South Africa has submitted its bid documents to host the €1.5-billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the world's most powerful radio telescope – arguably the country's most important contest since its successful bid to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

South Africa Building The Southern Hemisphere's Largest Radio Telescope

The MeerKAT radio telescope being built by the South African team preparing SA's bid for hosting the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) has passed its first test with flying colours.

South Africa and Nokia in ICT Partnership

South Africa's Department of Science and Technology and Nokia are to partner on a number of information and communication technology projects, ranging from educational services on mobile devices to rural broadband access