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Discovery of a triple supermassive black hole by South African and international scientists

SKA SA Project Director Bernie Fanaroff today congratulated Cape Town astronomer Roger Deane and the team of SKA SA-funded researchers who have discovered a triple supermassive black hole system. Read the announcement | release

Postdoc fellowships

The SKA SA is pleased to announce that the call for postdoctoral fellowships for 2015 is now open. Closing date for applications: 5 September 2014.


Call for applications for the Undergraduate and Honours Bursary Programme. The closing date for applications is 15 August 2014.

Bursaries and Fellowships results

View the results for July 2014 in the following categories:
National Diploma bursaries
BTech bursaries
In-service Training

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 ...

Mission MeerKAT for kids

Download the Collector's Edition of our cartoon series which includes episodes 1, 2 and 3. The series explains how radio astronomy works and why the pathfinder telescope will be built in the Karoo.