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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

Calling all Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD students with Python programming experience

Every year SKA SA hosts a workshop for all SKA SA-supported third year and honours / fourth year students. This year Dr. Lindsay Magnus will be facilitating the workshop and requires the assistance of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows who are experienced in Python Programming. The workshop will be based in Cape Town (venue TBA) and is scheduled for 30 June 2015 to 2 July 2015. If you are available to assist, please let Ms. Daphne Lekgwathi know (, by 31 May 2015.

Shared Sky exhibition

The Shared Sky exhibition is currently on display at the South African National Gallery, Cape Town, till 31 May 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.
Download: Brochure - PDF | Poster
View: Brochure as a flip mag

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!
» Read the Q & A

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 ...