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Environmental plan for construction of SKA published
Environmental plan for construction of SKA publishedArticle

The amendments include the acknowledgement of the declaration of portions of the SKA site as the Meerkat National Park; the increase in the size of the land core area...

6 Apr 2021

NWU researcher helps uncover new data about Earth and the Milky Way
NWU researcher helps uncover new data about Earth and the Milky WayArticle

A new study has lifted the veil on some of the mysteries of the Milky Way. It has found that the Earth is moving faster than it used to and is nearly 2,000 light-years closer to the black hole in the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 1 Dec 2020

Ebrahim Patel, trade, industry and competition minister. Image: Wikipedia
Locally made ventilators go into productionArticle

In what is a first for the African continent, South African made ventilators have gone into production and will be ready in a few weeks time...

17 Jul 2020

The work that’s done in research institutes and labs is crucial. nhungboon/Shutterstock
Investing in research is South Africa's best insurance policy against crisesArticle

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads around the world, causing the disease Covid-19, it is becoming ever clearer that the solutions to this pandemic will all be based on research...

Brenda Wingfield 9 Apr 2020

Africa's changemakers are blazing a trail for the rest of the world
Africa's changemakers are blazing a trail for the rest of the worldArticle

Africa's economy is on the rise, freedom and prosperity are continuing to rise, and the continent is home to a youthful and dynamic population...

Nunu Ntshingila 10 Jun 2019

Photo: SKA
SA reaches for the stars - but at what cost to mining?Article

While the square kilometre array (SKA) telescope is one of the most exciting projects in South Africa's scientific and academic fields with long-term benefits to the country's economy, it is likely to impact the use and exploitation of mineral resources in the Northern Cape...

Lili Nupen & Ross McLean 29 Apr 2019

SA research stars head for France
SA research stars head for FranceArticle

Two young research stars from Carnarvon High School in the Northern Cape are representing South Africa at the International Student-Teacher Conference in Nice, France...

3 Dec 2018

Cape Town selected to host IAU General Assembly in 2024
Cape Town selected to host IAU General Assembly in 2024Article

The International Astronomical Union has selected Cape Town as the host city its General Assembly in 2024...

6 Sep 2018

#StartupStory: Spatialedge
#StartupStory: SpatialedgeArticle

In this week's #StartupStory, we chat to Retief Gerber, CEO of Spatialedge - a geospatial data insights and marketing company...

Ilse van den Berg 26 Jul 2017

Dr Rob Adam
Adam quits as Niasa bossArticle

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) has officially announced the resignation of its long-serving president, Dr Rob Adam...

31 May 2017

Revamped Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome offers a unique experience
Revamped Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome offers a unique experienceArticle

The revamped Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome will finally open the doors of this unique new facility to the public on Saturday, 27 May 2017...

24 May 2017

Considering the technical readiness of South Africa to support the shale gas industry
Considering the technical readiness of South Africa to support the shale gas industryArticle

The discovery and exploitation of very large shale gas reserves in countries like the United States have transformed the energy market...

Cyril O'Connor 11 Nov 2016

Top universities join SKA project
Top universities join SKA projectArticle

The Square Kilometre Array research project has received another boost with some of the country's top universities joining forces to form a consortium to produce data-intensive solutions for it...

Farren Colins 3 Oct 2016

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Dogfight over KarooArticle

A plan by the government to increase the radio exclusion zone around the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope in the Northern Cape has the aviation industry up in arms...

26 Sep 2016

Green Kalahari canoeing
#FindersKeepersSA: take a shot'left to unique Northern CapeArticle

"The Northern Cape is arguably underrated and under-visited, although it has a multitude of attractions."

7 Sep 2016

Professor Ernest Aryeetey
Trans-continental university research strengthenedArticle

African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) appoints first Secretary General, Professor Ernest Aryeetey...

1 Aug 2016

Sandton, the Gateway to Space
Sandton, the Gateway to SpaceArticle

The Gateway to Space: The Exhibition with a selection of 60 space exhibits, running at Sandton Convention Centre is the biggest exhibition to be hosted in South Africa...

12 Jul 2016

Set-top box ruling appeal delays output
Set-top box ruling appeal delays outputArticle

Production of digital TV set-top boxes has been suspended pending the outcome of an application for leave to appeal the recent Supreme Court of Appeal ruling...

Thabiso Mochiko 4 Jul 2016

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SKA radio frequency ban excludes aviation and safety servicesArticle

Aviation and "safety-of-life" services are exempt from draft regulations proposing a ban of certain radio frequencies in the Karoo to protect the Square Kilometre Array...

Andiswa Maqutu 8 Jun 2016

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SKA's land-buying process takes shapeArticle

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) SA project's plans to buy 118,000ha of Karoo sheep farmers' land to protect the radio telescope from interference is finally making headway after a bumpy start at the beginning of 2016...

Tamar Kahn 31 May 2016

Shale gas has far reaching benefits - Zwane
Shale gas has far reaching benefits - ZwaneArticle

According to the Department of Mineral Resources, over and above being a massive energy resource, shale gas has the potential to boost business development within communities, establish black industrialists, create employment and develop specialised skills and the youth...

22 Jan 2016

Jaco Jonker and Musa Shangase
Regional winners of Architectural Student of the Year Awards announcedArticle

Jaco Jonker of the University of Johannesburg was recently named regional winner of Corobrik's 29th Architectural Student of the Year Awards...

11 Jan 2016

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Muthambi stands ground on digital migrationArticle

Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi has denied reports that the ruling ANC has discussed a reversal of South Africa's digital migration policy...

Gareth van Zyl 13 Oct 2015

UCT has two winners at National Research Foundation Awards 2015
UCT has two winners at National Research Foundation Awards 2015Article

At the recently held the National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards 2015, two University of Cape Town researchers were rewarded. Professor Michael Feast was awarded the Lifetime Achievement, and Dr Ntobeko Ntusi won in the Emerging Researcher category...

Natalie Simon 31 Aug 2015

Learners get lifetime opportunity to chat to astronaut
Learners get lifetime opportunity to chat to astronautArticle

PRETORIA: A group of learners from Sol Plaatje Primary School in Mafikeng will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to talk directly to an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) in May...

16 Apr 2015

NMMU to research faster, cheaper alternative to ADSL broadband
NMMU to research faster, cheaper alternative to ADSL broadbandArticle

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) will conduct pioneering research around optical fibre data transport for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope...

30 Mar 2015

SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria
SKA African partner countries meet in PretoriaArticle

Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy...

26 Mar 2015

Richard Firth
Is SA ready to be a knowledge economy?Article

While government initiatives set to improve the country's science and technology output are laudable, the question must be asked: is SA ready to transition to a knowledge-based economy?

Richard Firth 12 Mar 2015

South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text
South Africa's Budget 2015: the full textArticle

Read the full text of South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural national Budget speech, the fifth in the country's democratic Parliament, delivered on 25 February 2015...

26 Feb 2015

Plans to expand IBM Research - Africa
Plans to expand IBM Research - AfricaArticle

IBM has announced plans to expand IBM Research - Africa with a new laboratory in Joburg beginning April 2015...

12 Feb 2015

SA needs to build its research and development capacity
SA needs to build its research and development capacityArticle

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has illustrated how there is an urgent need to accelerate focused investment in research in Africa.

21 Oct 2014

Innovation Survey results released
Innovation Survey results releasedArticle

The 2014 Global Innovation Barometer survey has found that South African business leaders are more likely than their global counterparts to encourage creative behaviours and 'disruptive processes' to drive innovation.

23 Sep 2014

Government ready to monitor safe shale gas exploration
Government ready to monitor safe shale gas explorationArticle

CAPE TOWN: Government says it is ready to regulate and monitor companies that have expressed an interest in exploring shale gas in the country.

28 Aug 2014

Chilean president announces new Mandela scholarships
Chilean president announces new Mandela scholarshipsArticle

CAPE TOWN: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Jeria says she has put a proposal to her government to avail 50 scholarships to students in South Africa and other African countries to pursue their master's degrees at a top university in Chile.

10 Aug 2014

Mineral Resources, Science Depts in talks over shale gas licences
Mineral Resources, Science Depts in talks over shale gas licencesArticle

PRETORIA: The Department of Mineral Resources is in negotiations with the Department of Science and Technology with regards to the future of issuing licences for shale gas exploration, Mineral Resources Minister, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, said on Tuesday, 15 July 2014.

16 Jul 2014

Germany pulling out of SKA disappointing
Germany pulling out of SKA disappointingArticle

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has expressed disappointment at Germany's intention to withdraw from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation in 2015.

10 Jun 2014

HMS Portland's visit to Cape Town inspires local community kids
HMS Portland's visit to Cape Town inspires local community kidsArticle

The HMS Portland visited Cape Town between 4 to 7 April, three months into her seven-month deployment as the Royal Navy's Atlantic Patrol Ship, one of the most advanced frigates at sea today.

11 Apr 2014

SKA to redefine Africa's image
SKA to redefine Africa's imageArticle

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will transform perceptions of Africa as the continent is not usually seen as a location for cutting edge science and technology.

27 Mar 2014

Northern Cape Trade, Investment and Tourism Symposium targets investmentArticle

The Northern Cape Province Trade, Investment and Tourism Promotion Symposium, launched last month, seeks to stimulate a robust discussion around the province's economy and provide answers to the challenges that the Northern Cape businesses are confronted with.

14 Mar 2014

Scifest Africa goes to Grahamstown
Scifest Africa goes to GrahamstownArticle

Cabinet has welcomed the Department of Science and Technology's continued support for the National Science Festival, known as Scifest Africa.

7 Mar 2014

SKA funds workshop at UKZN to train astronomy students
SKA funds workshop at UKZN to train astronomy studentsArticle

The SKA School, which will take place from 30 November until 5 December 2013, at the UKZN Westville campus, will provide a dynamic environment for the students to work with leading international astronomers from Canada, France, India and the US.

2 Dec 2013

CNBC Africa to rebroadcast 'Titans of Africa: Raymond Ackerman'
CNBC Africa to rebroadcast 'Titans of Africa: Raymond Ackerman'Article

CNBC Africa will be rebroadcasting the documentary series 'Titans of Africa' profiling the life and times of Raymond Ackerman on Saturday, 9 November at 6pm on DStv Channel 410.

6 Nov 2013

Developments in proposed environmental regulation of fracking
Developments in proposed environmental regulation of frackingArticle

Two new proposed laws have been published regarding the environmental regulation of fracking, indicating commencement of operations is likely imminent.

Sandra Gore and Gareth Howard 21 Oct 2013

Shale gas exploration an opportunity for SA
Shale gas exploration an opportunity for SAArticle

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says the potential for shale gas exploration and exploitation provides an opportunity for South Africa to begin exploring the production of its own fuel and marks the beginning of the re-industrialisation of the economy.

11 Oct 2013

Diverse Karoo offers opportunities to investorsArticle

The sheer extent of the semi-arid Karoo as a region is like no other in South Africa. Covering almost 30% of South Africa and spanning four provinces, the Karoo is surrounded by the Kalahari in the north, Namaqualand and the West Coast to the west, the Boland and Overberg on the south-west, The Garden Route to the south, and the non-Karoo regions of the Eastern Cape and the Free State.

9 Aug 2013

Sue Northam
Setting the scene for the exciting lineup of TEDxCapeTown 2013Article

Curated by the team of TEDxCapeTown, the event will consist of 20 speakers, each an amazing person, sharing 20 ideas worth spreading.

Sue Northam 18 Jul 2013

SA team wins top supercomputing award
SA team wins top supercomputing awardArticle

PRETORIA: Team South Africa scooped overall top honours at the International Student Cluster Challenge held in Leipzig, Germany, recently.

24 Jun 2013

Universal expansion is accelerating - Umeh
Universal expansion is accelerating - UmehArticle

The rate at which the universe is expanding is accelerating, says University of Cape Town PhD graduate Obinna Umeh.

10 Jun 2013

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