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Bid announcement

After nine-years of work by the South African and Australian SKA site bid teams, the independent SKA Site Advisory Committee carried out an objective technical and scientific assessment of the sites in South Africa and Australia, and identified by consensus Africa as the preferred site. Read the Minister's statement

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Mrs Naledi Pandor, South African Minister of Science and Technology. Credit: GCIS
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Mrs Naledi Pandor, South African Minister of Science and Technology. Credit: GCIS
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Department of Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor and Deputy Minister Derek Hanekom. Credit: GCIS

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Department of Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor and Deputy Minister Derek Hanekom. Credit: GCIS
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Mrs Naledi Pandor (South African Minister of Science and Technology) and Prof. Justin Jonas (Associate Director of Science and Engineering, SKA South Africa) at the media briefing. Credit: GCIS
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Mrs Naledi Pandor (South African Minister of Science and Technology) addressing the media during the briefing. Credit: GCIS

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Mrs Naledi Pandor (South African Minister of Science and Technology) addressing the media during the briefing. Credit: GCIS
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Mrs Naledi Pandor (South African Minister of Science and Technology) cutting a celebratory cake during the media briefing. Credit: GCIS
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Mrs Naledi Pandor (South African Minister of Science and Technology) cutting a celebratory cake during the media briefing. Credit: GCIS

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Naledi Pandor (Minister of Science and Technology), Derek Hanekom (Deputy Minister of Science and Technology) and Dr Siyabonga Cwele (Minister of State Security). Credit: GCIS
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Naledi Pandor (Minister of Science and Technology) and Dr Siyabonga Cwele (Minister of State Security). Credit: GCIS
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Naledi Pandor (Minister of Science and Technology) and Dr Siyabonga Cwele (Minister of State Security). Credit: GCIS