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New broadband communication centre opened at NMMU

26 March 2015 - The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, welcomed the launch of the new Centre for Broadband Communication at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth today. The centre will conduct pioneering research around optical fibre data transport for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. 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

SKA SA eNewsletter

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


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

Pulsar science in the SKA era

The first international pulsar workshop will be held in Cape Town from 9-10 April 2015 - find out more and register!

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
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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!
» 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 ...