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All systems go for African VLBI network

Major strides towards the establishment of an African Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) Network or "AVN" were made at the second annual SKA African Partner Countries Ministerial Meeting held in Pretoria from 23-25 March 2015. The Ministers of the African SKA partner countries also committed themselves to participating effectively in the Joint Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership and the African-European Radio Astronomy Platform (AERAP) programmes and activities. Read the release

Opportunity for science and engineering graduates to work for the South African SKA Project

The Young Professionals Development Programme (YPDP) gives academically excellent science and engineering graduates and postgraduates the opportunity to work for the the South African SKA Project (SKA SA). The YPDP is currently open for applications from suitably qualified candidates from South Africa. The deadline for application is 1 May 2015. Find out more and apply


Call for applications for a Bursary to study towards a National Diploma in Electronic or Mechanical Engineering. Deadline: 30 April 2015.


A number of SKA South Africa vacancies are open for application. Check the application deadlines and apply now!

SKA SA eNewsletter

Read the February 2015 issue of the SKA SA eNews. Not yet a subscriber? Don't forget to subscribe!

MeerKAT factsheet

Download the latest factsheet about South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope currently being built in the Northern Cape. MeerKAT is a precursor to the SKA telescope and will be integrated into the mid-frequency component of SKA Phase 1. Find out about the MeerKAT timeline, manufacturers, how it works, tech specs, and more ...

Our journey to bring the SKA to Africa

Download Our journey to bring the SKA to Africa - A new brochure and poster from the SKA South Africa Project celebrating the highlights of the past ten years.
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Q & A - everything you want to know

Find out everything you wanted to know about the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope - or SKA - which will be the world's biggest telescope - and one of the biggest scientific projects - ever!
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Interactive panoramas of the future site of the SKA

View huge panoramas with fascinating detail of the site of the core of the future SKA radio telescope in South Africa. Zoom in and discover the detail ...