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SA has started negotiations with foreign partners to help fund the construction of the world’s next generation radio telescope, officials said ahead of a visit by President Jacob Zuma Tuesday. SA is building the world’s most powerful radio astronomy telescope — the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) — which is set to dwarf any other existing

SA as the major location for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope changes the character of Africa, minister of science & technology Naledi Pandor said on Friday. “Who comes to Africa to actually do their best research? People come here to examine us, to find out

Excitement surges through a school hall set in the vast SA outback as rows of children roar “S-K-A” on a chilly winter morning. The shout-out is for the world’s most powerful radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array, to be built 80km from Carnarvon along a dirt road that winds through scrubby, dry farmland into isolation

The sleepy SA town of Carnarvon has more churches than ATMs, but science is breathing new life into the far-flung farming centre. The former 19th-century mission station is the closest town to a science and astronomy hub that is forming in the arid central Karoo region where the Square Kilometre Array

African countries need more scientists for research on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope to succeed, an official said in Pretoria on Monday. Head of astronomy at the National Research Foundation (NRF), Nithaya Chetty, said it was essential for the continent to start investing in human capacity

When Bernie Fanaroff graduated in physics from the University of the Witwatersrand, he went to his department head and said he would like to be a cosmologist. “I was always interested in the universe but I was never very practical, so I never built a telescope or looked at the stars or anything,” he said

On Wednesday, scientists at the European Laboratory for Nuclear Research (Cern), announced that data from two separate experiments independently confirmed that a new particle had been observed. The Higgs-like boson, which is consistent with a theory put forward by physicist Peter Higgs almost 50

SA universities have welcomed the establishment of the world’s most powerful radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Following the SKA Organisation’s announcement late last month that SA, Australia and New Zealand would share the R26bn project, local academics have spoken enthusiastically about

The multibillion-rand Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project has landed in SA hands, but it might be just a notional victory for the country as funding remains in limbo. With an estimated budget of €1,5bn (R16bn) and most developed countries facing their own debt and funding crunch, it is unclear at

TalkCentral is back for another episode. This week, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson sit down to chat about a wide range of issues. We cover everything from Friday’s big Square Kilometre Array announcement to the battle between Cell C and Vodacom over tariffs. Also on the agenda this