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Something hugely important is happening in a vast, quiet stretch of the Northern Cape. A new radio telescope operating at just a quarter of its full power is revealing the universe’s secrets one image at a time. MeerKAT will ultimately become

Another delay has hit South Africa’s digital broadcast migration project as the agency behind the roll-out of set-top boxes has temporarily halted production of these devices. Set-top boxes decode digital signals for analogue television sets and

About 650 000 locally made set-top boxes have been delivered to the Post Office as part of South Africa’s broadcasting digital migration project, the department of communications revealed in parliament on Thursday. The bulk of those boxes

A presidential proclamation of 2 December 2014 gave the department of communications the responsibility to accelerate the implementation of South Africa’s broadcasting digital migration

IBM has opened its second research location in Africa, and its first in South Africa, with an IBM Research Lab unveiled on Thursday at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. At the same time, the US technology company

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

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

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

Communications minister Faith Muthambi was due to install the first batch of government-subsidised set-top boxes in Keimoes in the Northern Cape on Thursday. Keimoes is located within the Square Kilometre Array area, where the world’s largest