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DA gives poor grades to ICT ministers

In its annual assessment of the cabinet, the Democratic Alliance has given poor grades to the ministers of communications and telecommunications & postal services. South Africa’s largest opposition party scored telecoms

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SKA project reaches new milestone

The Square Kilometre Array has reached another milestone, with a significant development that cements the way towards the second phase construction of the giant telescope. The Ghanaian and South African governments on Thursday

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DA gives Muthambi, Cwele ‘F’, ‘E’ grades

The Democratic Alliance has released its annual report card of South Africa’s cabinet ministers, giving communications minister Faith Muthambi a failing grade. Her counterpart, Siyabonga Cwele at telecommunications & postal

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Zuma survives to fight another day

President Jacob Zuma survived the most serious challenge to his leadership yet, after a contingent of top officials failed to force him from office during a meeting of the ruling party’s national executive committee. The committee, which

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MeerKAT making waves

Science & technology minister Naledi Pandor says with only 16 dishes launched so far, the MeerKAT is already the best of its kind in the southern hemisphere. The minister said this on Saturday when she went to the Square Kilometre Array

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Salt leaves scientists starry-eyed

Astrophysicists attached to the Southern Africa Large Telescope (Salt) are observing supernovas “almost weekly”, Naledi Pandor, science & technology minister, was told during a tour of the facility

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MeerKAT to be up and running in June

The first antennae for the MeerKAT radio telescope – the precursor to the large-scale Square Kilometre Array project – will be ready for service at the end of June, science & technology minister Naledi Pandor said on Friday. “Twenty-one antennae will be mounted and

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SKA shows Africa can compete with best: Pandor

The development surrounding the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is a sign to the world of Africa’s capability of producing excellence, science & technology minister Naledi Pandor said on Friday. The SKA project is an effort to build the largest and most

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