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Communications minister Faith Muthambi will kick off the digital migration process for consumers on Friday when she begins the household registration process for set-top boxes for residents inside the Square Kilometre

By now, most people with even a passing interest in science will have heard about the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). It is the world’s largest radio telescope, and will operate over sites in South

In the coming decades, human beings will, for the first time, have comprehensive maps of the universe, says Roy Maartens, professor and research chair in cosmology at the University of the Western Cape. “If you have surveys [of the skies] from today to, say

Vox Telecom has beaten six other bidders to win a contract from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in South Africa to deploy satellite-based Internet access and voice telephony to 300 farmers in areas around the sensitive radio

Germany’s Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy is to commit R150m to the construction and installation of radio receivers on South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope, it was announced on Tuesday. The 64-dish MeerKAT, expected to be

Telescopes have come a long way since the days when they were all about lone astronomers watching the night sky through their upstairs windows. Today, teams of astrophysicists build and use much more modern instruments

Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa director Bernie Fanaroff will retire at the end of next year. Former South African Nuclear Energy Corporation CEO Rob Adam will take over as “director designate” of the project, which will

A team of South African astronomers have discovered a triple super-massive black hole system, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in South Africa said on Wednesday. “The discovery demonstrates that South Africa has the scientific and technical expertise to be a world leader in radio astronomy,” project director

Germany has pulled out of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation, a blow to the project that plans to build the world’s largest radio telescope. But while insiders lament Germany’s withdrawal, they do not see it as a death knell for the project. With thousands of antennae spread across South Africa and Australia