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27th July 2018 Situated near the town of Carnarvon, in the Northern Cape, Antenna 47 (pictured above) lies within the outer limits of the greater 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope, inaugurated on July 13 by Deputy President David Mabuza and Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane. The MeerKAT is... 

Govt gives green light for shale gas fracking in Karoo

By: News24Wire      30th March 2017 The government has given the go-ahead for shale gas development in the Karoo region, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Thursday. He revealed this during a community engagement on shale gas development in Richmond, in the Northern Cape. 

SENTECH Enables Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Migration

28th October 2016 Friday, 28th October 2016 marks the beginning of the Analogue Switch-Off (ASO) in South Africa. This major national milestone forms part of the country’s Broadcasting Digital Migration (BDM) process, and will begin in the Northern Cape within the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). This event will... 

Australia’s resources sector to benefit from innovation investment

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th December 2015 Federal Resources and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg this week said that the government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) would provide a boost to Australia’s resources and energy sectors and northern Australia’s development. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this week announced a... 

South African Aerospace Group supports the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) in achieving major milestone

14th July 2015 Space Commercial Services Aerospace Group, a private South African company providing commercial satellite technology solutions, once again proved that it has world class capabilities, by delivering systems engineering services to the pre-construction phase of the Square Kilometer Array, the... 

Parliament commends outgoing SKA SA head Fanaroff

By: Natalie Greve     20th February 2015 Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology has lauded the achievements of retiring Square Kilometer Array (SKA) South Africa project director Dr Bernie Fanaroff, commending his “immeasurable contribution and hard work” in leading the team that successfully built the Karoo Array... 

Fanaroff to retire as SKA South Africa project director in 2015

By: Natalie Greve     3rd November 2014 Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has announced that Square Kilometer Array (SKA) South Africa project director Dr Bernie Fanaroff will retire from the position at the end of 2015, after which he will serve as a strategic adviser to the project until December 2017. The Minister said... 

National and International Physics to gather at the University of Johannesburg for Annual Conference

2nd July 2014 Some of South Africa’s and the Worlds leading Physics will gather at the University of Johannesburg’s Auckland Park Kingsway Campus for the Annual Institute of Physics Conference, which will be opened by The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor at 18h00 on Monday, 7 July 2014.Hosted... 

Paper array positioning Karoo as key site for study of cosmos

By: Natalie Greve     10th May 2013 Scientific studies completed using the Precision Array to Probe the Epoch of Reionisation (Paper), one of the world-class scientific instruments in South Africa's Karoo Radio Astronomy Reserve, is producing ground-breaking science and “spectacular” cosmic images, resulting in several articles in... 


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